Every Plucked String is a Melody - A Harpist in Cebu

One of the least played stringed instruments in the Philippines is the harp. Finding a harpist is like finding a pearl in the ocean. And, I was able to find that kind of pearl a couple of days back.

I was at Parkmall in Cebu looking for something to buy. As I was walking down the center aisle of the place, I heard a sweet smooth sound coming from a harp.

I never thought twice to capture every melody.


Sorry about the audio. It was captured using a cellphone. :)

As soon as the harpist ended his set, I approached him and asked for his name. He is Ronnie Custaños. He is not a schooled musician and learned every note from his father. He has been playing the instrument for over 18 years.

I was very glad to have met with such brilliant talent.



"Mao ra gyud ni nga stringed instrument ang imong makita sa Bible"
-Ronnie Custaños-







8 comments:

  1. Ganda ng mga selections, grabe ang sarap pkinggan.

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    1. Hi Bernard,

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Tama ka, andami pa nyang tinugtog off cam!

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  2. Even the Greek gods are drawn to the melodic power of harps. Jason used it to distract the dragon when he stole the Golden Fleece and fucked all of Europe.

    Nice post!

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  3. where can i find this man? do you have his contact numbeR?

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    1. Hi, I think he is still playing in Parkmall. Try to visit during weekends. I will try to find his contact number.

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    2. Did you ever get his contact number? I checked and he no longer plays at Parkmall :(

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    3. Unfortunately no. I went back to Parkmall too and never found him.

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