Awit - /a-weet/ genre of song from Sariaya, Quezon where the singers answer each other in sung prose while toasting with the local coconut vodka called lambanog.
Source of Term: Filipino Heritage vol. 8
Category: Literary form/Repertoire/form
Description: A literary form. A legend written in verse, based on the story of the crusades or the war between
- the Moros and the Christians. It is also an epic or heroic poem written in filipino or spanish. Awit as a song
- is a special tune or melody adapted to the reading of the awit or corrido. It is a direct offspringof the kumintang.
- Written in ¾ time, it is similar to the so called strophic form of song, every verse being sung to the same tune.