If you logged on to Google Philippines today and an amazing artwork of this man seated making music with a leaf pops up — this man turns out to be Levi Celerio, who is a National Artist for Literature/Music. He would have been 108 years old today.
According to the Philippine Star, Celerio is popularly known to being a “leaf-player”, which landed him on the Guinness Book of World records. The same publication stated that he wrote over 4,000 songs in his lifetime.
The late artist’s daughter, Levita Celerio Schargel, was in charge of creating the tribute.
Celerio was proclaimed National Artist in 1997 for his significant contribution to Filipino music.
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