Tune of the Day: Bahay Kubo
“Bahay Kubo” is a traditional Filipino folk song. It tells of a small hut (kubo in Tagalog) made out of nipa palm leaves, with the variety of vegetables surrounding it. The song was composed when the first American teachers arrived in the Philippines to educate the Filipinos. Reportedly, the name was popularized by the Americans, as they were fascinated to see a “cube house” or, as it has been known ever since, a “bahay kubo”.