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P.O. Box 31928
San Francisco, CA, 94131-0928

A space to encourage writing of Filipino American literature and the arts



Philippine American Writers and Artists blog for lit/arts events, reviews, news, and opportunities.

09/28/2012: Concert with Cynthia Alexander and Special Guests at the Newly Opened Fort McKinley


Bring your date to a night of live music, good food and friends at Fort McKinley in South San Francisco. Proceeds from the event will benefit TIGRA's Immigrant Community Leadership Program. GABAYAN is an initiative of TIGRA, a US and Manila based non-profit/NGO that seeks to create enabling situations and opportunities for immigrants, their families and communities. Where: Fort McKinley 101 Brentwood Dr. South San Francisco, CA

When: Friday September 28 @ 7:30 pm


Cynthia Alexander is a singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist highly regarded in her native Philippines, who currently resides in Seattle, Washington.

As an independent artist, she has released four award-winning albums, and is involved in a wide variety of musical projects, ranging from film scores to music for puppet theatre. Most recently, she composed the eclectic musical score for the highly acclaimed Ballet Philippines production Pusong Wagas, for which she fused electronic, industrial, indigenous, contemporary and pop elements into a cohesive musical narrative.

Cynthia is known for her innovation in pushing the limits of genre and exploring new forms of musical expression. Her songwriting evokes Joni Mitchell and Ani DiFranco. She is the younger sibling of Philippine folk hero Joey Ayala.

Cynthia's work has been recognized and supported by the Philippines' National Commission for Culture and Arts, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Bagong Lumad Foundation, and several Philippine music award-giving bodies. She has been featured in numerous publications throughout her decade-long career in the Philippines.