Filipino music phenom Levi Celerio is celebrating his 108th birth anniversary today April 30, and Google is celebrating him with a well-deserved Google Doodle!
Born in Manila in 1910, Celerio has written over 4,000 songs, including “Sa Ugoy ng Duyan”, and “Saan Ka Man Naroroon”.
He was also the youngest member of the Manila Symphony Orchestra, thanks to a scholarship he received from the Academy of Music in Manila, but it was his unique talent of making an instrument out of a leaf that earned Celerio international acclaim; he was named by the Guinness Book of world Records as the only leaf player in the world.
In 1997, he was named National Artist for Literature and Music.
Google Doodle depicts Celerio at his most unique, playing music using just a leaf. The doodle, in case there’s someone out there being too careful, is clickable and will lead users to more information about Celerio.
Earlier this month, Google honored Francisco Balagtas. — LA, GMA News