Monday, December 24, 2012

Rama, Atang de la

Atang de la Rama-Hernandez(1902-1991), Philipino singer and actress. By the age of 7 she was already starring in Spanish zarzuelas. She was advocator of kundiman, an important pilipino folk songs, and zarzuela which is a musical play that focused on contemporary pilipino issues. At the height of her career, she sang kundimans and other philipino songs in Hawaii, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York etc. She was proclaimed "a National Artist of Philippines for Theater and Music" by President Corazon Aquino in 1987.

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