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Francis M’s Kaleidoscope World – Music for Peace

Updated on July 10, 2011

A Hub for Peace

As I was thinking of what could I possibly contribute to Hub for Peace, Francis M. and his music came across my mind. Music as we all know is a way of communicating ones thoughts or feelings. Francis M., I think had used his music so well that he captured the heart and interest of his listeners. I’ll be hitting two birds with one stone in this hub. I can contribute to Hub for Peace and give tribute to the late Francis M.

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Philippine Idol's Final Night
Philippine Idol's Final Night
Philippine Idol's Final Night

Francis M., the Master Rapper

Francis Magalona or most famous with the name Francis M. started in showbiz industry as early as his teenage years. Joining show business was effortless since he was the son of the famous celebrity couple of the 40’s and 50’s, Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran but his fame didn’t came easy, until his career transformation in the 90’s. He surprised everybody with the song “Mga Kababayan” (My Fellow Countrymen) in his “Yo” album in 1990. He was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines to cross over the mainstream. He was able to put together the Filipino Hip Hop, Rap, Funk and Rock into his music. He had influenced a lot of artist in that genre that had made him the “King of Philippine Rap”.

Later on, other than being an Actor, Rapper and Songwriter he also became a Producer, Director, Host, Entrepreneur and Photographer. He always had his nationalistic sense in every thing he does. He even made “3 stars and a sun” (as seen in the Philippine flag) as his trademark.

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Francis M's Happy Battle

August of 2008 he was diagnosed with leukemia. He took everything as a happy battle and even made a journal of what he had been through all the while and made it known to public by means of his blogs. But when everybody thought he was regaining his health he passed away at the age of 44, this was after seven months of fighting for his illness.

Francis M’s Music for Peace

“Mga Kababayan” (My Fellow Countrymen) started it all, came after were a lot more music that inspires every Filipino in different ways. To prove this was numerous awards with regards to his music, he had also been featured in a number of international publications.  After his death he was given the Presidential Medal of Merit. The award's citation noted that it had been given for his musical and artistic brilliance, his deep faith in the Filipino and his sense of national pride that continue to inspire us.

One of the Famous Song of Francis M, which I considered as his Music for Peace not just for the Filipino people but for the whole world is the Kaleidoscope World. Listen to the music and I strongly believe that you too will agree with me.

Kaleidoscope World by Francis M.

Kaleidoscope World sang by Tito, Vic & Joey Eat Bulaga Tribute, March 7, 2009 from GMA-7

Kaleidoscope World as sung by the Philippine Idol Final 12

Magalona Family singing some of Francis' Songs

Kaleidoscope World Lyrics

So many faces, so many races
Different voices, different choices
Some are mad, while others laugh
Some live alone with no better half
Others grieve while others curse
And others mourn behind a big black hearse
Some are pure and some half-bred
Some are sober and some are wasted
Some are rich because of fate and
Some are poor with no food on their plate
Some stand out while others blend
Some are fat and stout while some are thin
Some are friends and some are foes
Some have some while some have most

Every color and every hue
Is represented by me and you
Take a slide in the slope
Take a look in the kaleidoscope
Spinnin' round, make it twirl
In this kaleidoscope world

Some are great and some are few
Others lie while some tell the truth
Some say poems and some do sing
Others sing through their guitar strings
Some know it all while some act dumb
Let the bassline strum to the bang of the drum
Some can swim while some will sink
And some will find their minds and think
Others walk while others run
You can't talk peace and have a gun
Some are hurt and start to cry
Don't ask me how don't ask me why
Some are friends and some are foes
Some have some while some have most

Every color and every hue
Is represented by me and you
Take a slide in the slope
Take a look in the kaleidoscope
Spinnin' round, make it twirl
In this kaleidoscope world

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Just like in the Kaleidoscope, we the people in this world with different colors, different points of view, and different belief can create a beautiful, colorful world when we become one in our goal to have peace here on Earth.

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Peace!
Peace!

To Francis M, may you Rest in Peace! I too believe that you Francis M., the Master Rapper is now in peace and that you are now wrapped up with the Master!

Peace everybody!


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      ArlanBerglas 

      8 years ago

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      win ;o) 

      8 years ago

      great hub.... i miss FM...............

      i wish more people will inspired by his compositions.... can i use this hub in our study? don't you worry I'll acknowledge you... tnx ;o)

    • Charia Samher profile imageAUTHOR

      Charia Samher 

      9 years ago

      Thanks GH!

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      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Philippines will indeed miss the master rapper... nice charia...

    • Charia Samher profile imageAUTHOR

      Charia Samher 

      9 years ago

      Yes you are right about that. His legacy will live on. Thanks for stopping by midnightbliss. =)

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      Haydee Anderson 

      9 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      nice hub and a great tribute to Francis M. We'll surely miss him but his music will constantly remind us of his passion for music and will inspire us with his nationalism.

    • Charia Samher profile imageAUTHOR

      Charia Samher 

      9 years ago

      Thanks Rhona girl! Yeah why not, you should try it too. I know you are good in poetry. =)

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      ineng 

      9 years ago

      WoW!!! you are so great!!! Congartulations Mommy Sol!!! I already voted for you.... I'm glad you made it and I' happy with your writings... Good Luck!!! i must try it too... LOL....

    • Charia Samher profile imageAUTHOR

      Charia Samher 

      9 years ago

      Thank you so much for your support Dottie. I really appreciate it. I'm hoping for that too, well if not, no hard feelings. I sincerely believe that each of us deserves the hubnugget recognition. Thanks again! =)

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      Dottie1 

      9 years ago from MA, USA

      Just came from the polls and my vote has been cast for you Charia because I really loved this hub and think you deserve some hubnugget wannabe recognition.  Good luck! Hope to see you in the newsletter this week! :D

    • Charia Samher profile imageAUTHOR

      Charia Samher 

      9 years ago

      Yeah right teacher Michelle, I was in cloud nine yesterday. lol! I never thought I will get noticed by some of the HubPages prodigy. =)

      I've emailed some of my friends and hope they'll take time to vote. =)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      You've been picked by the Hubnuggets Team...bask in the wonderful feeling!!! LOL Hurrah for you. I can feel your excitement and am excited for you too! So have you been promoting to your non hubber friends and family? I hope you did! Enjoy...

    • Charia Samher profile imageAUTHOR

      Charia Samher 

      9 years ago

      Thanks lyla =) btw hope you can vote for it, lol!

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      lyla 

      9 years ago from India

      Charia..great hub..thanks for telling us about this great person and sharing the peace!:)

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      Charia Samher 

      9 years ago

      OMG! Really I'm nominated! Wow many thanks to you teacher Michelle for nominating me. Mwah mwah mwah! It was unexpected! =)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      This is an official announcement from the Hubnuggets Team: Your hub has been chosen to be one of the 15 Hubnugget Wannabes for this week! Yay…congratulations!!!

      This link https://hubpages.com/community/hubnuggets-your-vot... will take you to the hub where you can see all the juicy details about Hubnuggets, the other nominees and of course, where you can vote!!! The top 5 hubs with the most votes will get the chance to be part of the Hubpages newsletter. So click the link now and join the Hubnugget fun!

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      Charia Samher 

      9 years ago

      Thank you so much for your very kind comment gr8archer. =)

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      gr8archer45 

      9 years ago from Pakistan

      This is the first time i've ever come across your hub. What a beautiful wat to promote the concept of world peace, music indeed is the universal language. Francis M's music is truly the light of love & peace for us all :) Way to go Charia for a brilliant hub!

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      Charia Samher 

      9 years ago

      Thank you so much Dottie. I'm glad you like it! =)

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      Dottie1 

      9 years ago from MA, USA

      You certainly did hit 2 birds with one stone in this hub. 

      What a wonderful tribute to Francis M.  Thank you for introducing him to me.  His music is wonderful which you captured so nicely through words and video. 

      Congratulations Charia on your contribution to Hub for Peace!  Nice job!

    • Charia Samher profile imageAUTHOR

      Charia Samher 

      9 years ago

      Yes Paper Moon, music can be considered as a universal language. Thank you for reading and listening =)

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      Paper Moon 

      9 years ago from In the clouds

      Music is such a base. It can really work as a universal language. Thank you for sharing this music and the message of peace.

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      Charia Samher 

      9 years ago

      It’s my honor to introduce him and his wonderful music to the world. Yes very true and as his music says “you can’t talk peace and have a gun”, microphone is a better weapon! Thanks for the visit Teresa!

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      Sheila 

      9 years ago from The Other Bangor

      Thanks for introducing me to this singer. Music is a great medium for promoting peace, isn't it?

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