Bukas Palad is a community of young people who compose, record and perform original Filipino religious music. Since 1986, Bukas Palad has recorded 14 albums under the Jesuit Music Ministry of the Ateneo de Manila University and has performed in over a hundred solo concerts across the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, and the United States.
Very few of Bukas Palad's members received formal musical training, but in its 24 years, Bukas Palad has grown to become an important force in Filipino music. Many of the most popular and well-loved praise songs in the Philippines were first sung and recorded by Bukas Palad.
Bukas Palad has produced well over a hundred original liturgical and inspirational songs. It continues to create new religious songs because the heart of Bukas Palad's ministry is to give a voice to people's most fervent prayers.
Popular Filipino artists like Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, Gary V, Basil Valdez, Jamie Rivera, Joey Albert, Cooky Chua, and Noel Cabangon have recorded and popularized Bukas Palad songs. And other songs have even become theme songs and titles of movies and television shows.