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A POPULAR SINGER, AMONG INDIGENOUS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS – Cynthia Alexander, revered by young Filipino musicians and dean of alternative ones

A multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter hero in the Philippines

Her musicality is a collage of standard guitars, gong percussion and women’s voices, casually amalgamated by a cello or a violin. She made her solo debut with 1997’s Insomnia and Other Lullabyes, but she also performed with Mike Hanopol and Jun Lupito, legendary characters of Filipino rock. At the World Band Explosion Finals in Tokyo, in 1989 she was select as the best bass player. She currently resides in greater Los Angeles, California, is the sister of a folk-rock songwriter and a self-taught visual artist. Not only did Cynthia Alexander https://www.instagram.com/cynthiaalexandermusic/?hl=it release four albums, but she composed a soundtrack for the production of Ballet Philippines, where she blended pop with electronics and the indigenous Filipino world. Her first band was the rock group Hayp, for which he won the Best Bass Player Award World Band Explosion Finals in Tokyo in 1989.

If you want to imagine her way of being a songwriter, you have to think about Asian plots and poetry put into prose. In her brother’s band, she played octavina, kulintang, agong and other indigenous Filipino percussion instruments. She proved that even a female musician could be successful in the Philippines. She started playing the guitar at the age of seven, and then mastered the ability to produce and arrange her own songs. She have even played gong and electric bass in India, the United States, Japan and Canada. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Cynthia Alexander https://www.allmusic.com/artist/cynthia-alexander-mn0001273493/biography is is of Filipino descent, but she has performed not only in her homeland, but also in Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand. Her song Owner of the Sky became a hit on alternative radio in the Philippines.

Seeking refuge from pop madness, her musical genre touches upon superconscious themes and ordinary life. Like composer, she is know for her Still Life, Kunyang Right to Royalty. She was born in 1971 in Quezon City, Philippines. Her brother, an ethnic musician, gave her her first musical chord lessons. Subsequently, she became bass player in a musical group that frequented the underground clubs of Manila. Her mother was an elementary school teacher, while her father an attorney. Cynthia Alexander https://theindiemusicdb.com/artist/?artist=407 has collaborated many times with her brother, Joey Ayala. Her solo and collaboration albums include 2018 album Even Such Is Time https://cynthiaalexander.bandcamp.com/album/even-such-is-time, while awards and nominations 2018 PMPC Star Awards Female Acoustic Artist of the Year with her same Even Such Is Time.

108 EYES – How do we stand in the bravelight? Those burning 108 eyes staring blow out the candle tiptoe silence. Bury me deep in the cracks, in the red of your room I am playing with shadows.It’s getting too dark to play, how do we stand in the bravelight? Those burning 108 eyes staring you quickly colour me out and forget this. I am hung in the grey of a cloud; you pretend I do not exist. Remember me? It is getting too dark to play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW2s1ixYNCg

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