Ryan Cayabyab upbeat on pop music from Visayas and Mindanao

 

In a YouTube video published by Esquire Philippines, National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab talks about songwriting and his dreams for the next generation of Pinoy songwriters.

On songwriting: “Songwriting does not require you to have maximum theory knowledge. No. Only the feeling, and only the minimum or bare knowledge of melody writing.”

On what songs currently grab his attention: “You know what I’m excited about now? The songs coming from Visayas and Mindanao. Oh my God, they’re so beautifully written! Ang ganda!”