Leonilo “Boy” Angos

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Leonilo “Boy” Angos

Boy Angos began his illustrious career in the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company as a musician in 1966 and performed in three significant world tours. He was part of the first Asian cultural missions tour to Russia and China. From 1970-71, another extensive world tour took him to Europe and the United States.

As an outstanding Philippine ethnic music percussionist and instrumentalist, Boy developed much of the ethnic musical accompaniment for Bayanihan presentations and musical recordings. His stylization of ethnic rhythms and music have been adopted by many folk dance troupes both in the Philippine and America.

From 1982-1984, Boy served as a musical coordinator for the Philippine Folk Arts Theater Group in New York and in 1991 co-founded the Rondalla Club of Los Angeles along with his father – noted musician and composer, Nitoy Gonzales. Amongst the many school and community-based dance troupes in the United States, especially those in California, Boy is regarded as a premier musician and is often asked to be a guest performer for numerous dance concerts and cultural presentations.