Kaleidoscope World (song)

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"Kaleidoscope World"
Single by Francis Magalona
from the album FreeMan
Released 1995
Format CD, cassette
Recorded 1994
Genre Alternative rock, grunge
Length 4:57
Label Musiko Records
BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc.
Songwriter(s) Francis Magalona

"Kaleidoscope World" is a 1995 song performed by the Filipino rapper Francis Magalona. It was first included in his 1995 studio album FreeMan.[1] The song is also included in a later album, Best of FrancisM.[2]

The song went on to win the 1996 Awit Award for Best Produced Record of the Year, and the 1996 NU 107 Rock Award for Song of the Year. Its music video was directed by the celebrated director/cinematographer Raymond Red, and showed Magalona, his band Hardware Syndrome, his backup singers the Evil Stepsisters, and the respective children of Magalona and Red at that time.[3][4][5]

After Magalona's death the song was the one used in many of the pay tributes to the artist, including an audio-visual has been paid presentation from Eat Bulaga!, the noontime variety program of which Magalona was a co-host, and a short rendering of the song first at the Eraserheads' "Final Set" reunion concert 2009, which the band dedicated to Magalona.[6]

In May 2013, Francis' son Elmo Magalona released a remake of the song as a duet between him and his dad entitled "Kaleidoscope World Forever More". An accompanying music video was created featuring Elmo digitally inserted into the original Music Video.[7]


  1. ^ Freeman (CD Inlay Card). Francis Magalona. BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc., Musiko Records. 1995. 
  2. ^ "TitikPilipino Album Info". Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  3. ^ Magalona, Francis (March 3, 2006). "The Hardware Syndrome". A Free Mind. Archived from the original on March 28, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2009. 
  4. ^ Magalona, Francis (March 3, 2006). "Kaleidoscope World". A Free Mind. Archived from the original on March 16, 2009. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Winners from the Previous Rock Awards". DWNU 107.5. March 3, 2006. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  6. ^ Lo, Ricardo (2009-03-09). "Pia a pillar of strength". Funfare. The Philippine Star. 
  7. ^ Borja, Feliz (2013-05-28). ""Kaleidoscope World Forevermore" Brings FRANCIS and ELMO MAGALONA Together In One Music Video!". MYX Features. ABS-CBN Corporation.