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Ryan Cayabyab
Philippines
2019

One of Philippines’ artistic pillars whose work is known for shaping Filipino music culture.

He was elected to receive the  Ramon Magsaysay Award for “his compositions and performances that have defined and inspired Filipino popular music across generations; his indomitable, undeterred confidence to selflessly seek, mentor and promote young Filipino musical genius for the global stage; and his showing us all that music can indeed instill pride and joy, and unify people across the many barriers that divide them.”

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Greatness of Spirit in music
Showcase feat. Ryan Cayabyab
Greatness of Spirit in music
Showcase feat. Ryan Cayabyab
Greatness of Spirit in music
Greatness of Spirit in music
Greatness of Spirit in music

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“Music was all around me and there was no escaping that,” says Ryan Cayabyab, whose songs and works have long been a constant staple in Filipino pop culture and Filipino households. Lovingly and always referred to as Mr. C or “maestro,” Cayabyab became a Ramon Magsaysay laureate in 2019—a year after he was named National Artist for Music.
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BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!