Singer explores Filipino Roots on New Album

Voice of the River Valley

"The new album is more personal on a deeper level because I’m sharing the Filipino part of me. These songs are beautiful. The melodies are folk tunes and the accompaniments are more in the Western art song tradition. They are about love and patriotism and longing for things that no longer exist. The sheet music was a gift from a Filipino friend, Nelson Caruncho, a superb tenor, whom I met in music school. Jason Kutz, a brilliant pianist and friend, recorded the album with me last year at Audio for the Arts in Madison with engineer Buzz Kemper."