Ben&Ben, NatGeo showcase La Union communities in Kayumanggi music video

Ben&Ben NatGeo Kayumanggi music video
Filipino indie folk-pop band Ben&Ben sings about embracing the color of one’s skin and cultural heritage in the official music video of the song, Kayumanggi. Screengrabs from YouTube

Ben&Ben has collaborated with National Geographic (NatGeo) for the official music video of the song “Kayumanggi” which showcases the scenic beaches and coastal communities of La Union province in the Philippines.

Filmed in partnership with National Geographic and Emerging Islands, the music video by the indie folk-pop band features the locals of the coastal communities Bangar, San Juan, and Bauang in La Union, as well as the breathtaking views of the province.

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The video highlights the surfing hotspots of La Union, while the song serenades listeners to embrace one’s skin color and unique cultural identity.

Ben&Ben, the first Filipino band to be appointed NatGeo Asia Planet or Plastic Ambassadors, released the new music video via YouTube on November 30, 2021.

“Kayumanggi” is part of the 9-piece band’s new album, “Pebble House Vol 1: Kuwaderno”.

“The Official MV for Kayumanggi is out now! Made with the beautiful people in the coastal communities in La Union,” Ben&Ben wrote on Facebook.

“These are their stories. A project of National Geographic x Emerging Islands x Ben&Ben,” the band added.

Ben&Ben has released song collaborations with Young K of South Korean boy group Day6, Pinoy pop supergroup SB19, and Filipina singer-songwriter Moira Dela Torre.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Ben&Ben for collaborating with National Geographic for the official music video of the song “Kayumanggi” and showcasing the scenic beaches and coastal communities of La Union in the Philippines and WATCH the music video here!

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