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Thu, Aug 6, 2015, 12:30pm – 1:30pmFree
Fusing her Filipino roots with Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Caribbean rhythms and chill electronica, Bay Area vocalist Raq Filipina has crafted a highly personal sound that’s urgent and nostalgic, mysterious and welcoming, uplifting and challenging. An award-winning composer and performer who grew up in a musical family in the midst of Manila’s tumult, Filipina makes a striking first impression with her sensuous vocals. At the age of six, she began selling fruits and vegetables in the sidewalk market to earn pocket money, and the sights, sounds, and colors that inundated her continue to shape her compositions today.