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Published on Sep 30, 2010

KANLUNGAN Lyrics by Noel Cabangon

Pana-panahon ang pagkakataon
Maibabalik ba ang kahapon

Natatandaan mo pa ba
Nang tayong dal'wa'y unang nagkita
Panahon ng kamusmusan
Sa piling ng mga bulaklak at halaman
Doon tayo nagsimulang
Mangarap at tumula

Natatandaan mo pa ba
Inukit kong puso sa punong mangga
At ang inalay kong gumamela
Magkahawak-kamay sa dalampasigan
Malayang tulad ng mga ibon
Ang gunita ng ating kahapon

Ang mga puno't halaman
Ay kabiyak ng ating gunita
Sa paglipas ng panahon
Bakit kailangan ding lumisan

[Repeat CHORUS]

Ngayon ikaw ay nagbalik
At tulad ko rin ang 'yong pananabik
Makita ang dating kanlungan
Tahanan ng ating tula at pangarap
Ngayon ay naglaho na
Saan hahanapin pa

Lumilipas ang panahon
Kabiyak ng ating gunita
Ang mga puno't halaman
Bakit kailangang lumisan

[Repeat CHORUS]


Noel Cabangon- Bio

Noel Cabangon is a Filipino singer, songwriter and a musical director. He is the voice behind the hit song "Kanlungan" after it graced in the advertisement. With his voice full of depth and very expressive, he is considered as one of the best singers of the country.

Hailing from a small town in La Union called Rosario, Noel Cabangon grew up in a modest family. Looking back to his childhood days, he usually entertained his parents' guest by performing in front of them. He grew up lack of confidence and feared performing in public and joining every singing competition. Not knowing that his combined skills in singing and songwriting would eventually launched him into someone being respected and appreciated.

During 1982, the name Noel Cabangon was familiar as a folksinger. Since then, he is visible in different bars, lounges, folk houses and concerts in Metro Manila. Noel has also performed in several concerts outside the country. On '80s, he was active in the concert circuits here and abroad including France, Hong Kong, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Geneva and Brazil. On 1987, together with Rom Dongeto and Rene Boncocan, Noel formed a folk group, Buklod and released three albums: Bukid at Buhay, Tatsulok and Sa Kandungan ng Kalikasan. On 1994, the group however disbands after series of shows outside the country.

His songwriting skill is as aggressive as in his singing and doesn't want to be just hidden at the back. His composition "Dito Sa Kanto" was an entry for 1999 MetroPop Music Festival and made it to the finals. His songs "Ikaw Ay Bayani" and "Ikaw Lang" were entries of Himig Handog Sa Bayaning Pilipino 2000 and in Asian Songwriting Festival Local Search respectively and both made it to the finals. Acknowledging his flair, Noel began writing songs for big-time artists like Agot Isidro, Randy Santiago, Nikki Gil and Dingdong Avanzado to name the few and even composed songs in relation to the topics of show, Debate of GMA Network.

Year 2000 witnessed the release of his long-awaited debut album entitled Pasakalye. Composing of 16 tracks, all of them were written by Noel himself. Telling about daily experiences and simple joys of humanity, the album is no wonder one of the best albums in the country ever made.

Following this successful attempt was his sophomore album, Huwag Mangamba: Mga Awit Ng Pagtatagpo released on 2002 under Jesuit Communications Foundations Inc. On 2003, Noel released two albums, Medjas and his Christmas album entitled Noel.

Noel's fifth and his latest album was released on 2006 bearing the title Himig Nating Pag-Ibig. Released under independent label, Ballyhoo Records, the album and its 15 songs is a collection of mostly original works, speaking not just love but also other aspects.

Aside from being a singer-composer, Noel Cabangon is also recognized as an active member of Philippine Educational Theatre Association (PETA) as music director or as one of the casts of some plays.

Noel Cabangon has another purpose for his skills, not just fame and recognition but he uses his God-given talent for social awareness and participated in number of organizations concerning about human rights and environment conservations such as Conservation of the Haribon Foundation, Greenpeace International and more.


Best Music Video Award- "Kayod Kabayo, Kayod Barya", Catholic Mass Media Awards 2002Best Jazz Recording- "Tinamaan Mo", 17th Awit Award


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