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Word: Pabasa

Category: Musical Occasion

Ethno-linguistic Group: Tgl

General Description: A gathering with a big celebration for the singing of the pasyon from the beginning until the end without stopping. It is held at the residence of a host, where he may serve coffee or wine. It is considered a devotion/vow/pledge by the host, a sign of thanksgiving for a favor granted them or for receiving help in time of great tragedy. Prominent pasyon singers may be invited to grace the occasion.

Source: Musika Jornals 1977, Ang Mga Awiting Tagalog by Marialita Yraola

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