UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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In this 45 minute concert, highly respected Filipina singer-songwriter Cynthia Alexander will be sharing her experiences and reflections on her creative process. She will also talk about how she infuses ethnic Philippine and Asian rhythms into her work, creating a unique voice that embodies this moving poetry in melody. Cynthia will discuss some of the inspiration and influences behind her music during the performance of her highly acclaimed songs.


Known as an original songwriter of uncompromising artistic integrity, Cynthia Alexander has performed on many international stages including the Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysia, the Jack Daniels World Music Tour in Singapore and the Southeast Asian Night Market Festival in New Zealand. She also played gongs and bass on world tours (India, U.S., Japan, Canada) with Joey Ayala at ang Bagong Lumad. Cynthia’s solo debut album Insomnia & Other Lullabyes was released in 1997 to much critical acclaim. She was awarded for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album at the Katha Music Awards in 1998. Her album Rippingyarns (2000) won Album of the Year, Best Alternative Music Album, Producer of the Year and other awards in 2001. She was also named Best Guitarist and Best Producer at the NU 107 Rock Awards for her third album, Comet’s Tail (2005). In 2009 she released a live album, Walk Down the Road, to commemorate a decade of songwriting. Cynthia is also the ad hoc curator of the Conspiracy Walls alternative arts space in Manila. Her visual artwork is currently touring with the Bae Mindanao exhibit at the Brenart International Gallery in Belgium.


17 November 2011
The Pigeonhole 52/53 Duxton Road Singapore

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