Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade

Harana: The Search for the Lost Art of Serenade (2012)


  • Genre: Documentary, History, Music
  • Release Date: 2012-10-14
  • User Rating: 5/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Pacific Ethnographic
  • Production Country: Philippines
  • Director: Benito Bautista
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Summary

Upon his father's death, Florante, a classically trained guitarist returns to the Philippines after 12 years of absence. During his stay he rediscovers the music of harana - a long-forgotten tradition of Filipino serenading when men sang under the window at night to fearlessly declare their love for a woman. Intent on unearthing these unheralded songs, Florante travels to the remote provinces where he discovers three of the last surviving practitioners - a farmer, a fisherman and a tricycle driver. Astounded by their golden voices, Florante asks them to travel with him to perform and record these unknown songs. During their travels, the haranistas meet Brian, a shy young man who for years has been secretly in love with a schoolmate. The haranistas, who have not serenaded in the last thirty years, offered their services to serenade Brian's object of affection, resulting in one of the most tender moments of genuine harana captured on film.

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  • Florante Aguilar

    as Himself
  • Celestino Aniel

    as Himself
  • Romeo Bergunio

    as Himself
  • Felipe Alonzo

    as Himself
Editing Chuck Gutierrez Editor
Directing Benito Bautista Director
Crew Peggy Peralta Cinematography
Production Florante Aguilar Producer
Production Fides Enriquez Producer

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