Charmaine Clamor & Abe Lagrimas Jr.
Coming to The Leeward Theatre on October 11, 2013 at 8pm!
We Need Your Help!
We're looking for instructors (or enthusiastic Masters or PhD students) who would be willing to give a pre-show lecture for this event. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in expanding their community involvement for tenure or other performance reviews. We'll even give you a couple of free tickets and an opportunity to meet the performers in person!
All we would need is a 15-20 minute lecture with about 10 min for Q&A.
Possible topics could include:
- Harana courtship songs
- History of jazz in the Philippines
- The Spanish roots of Filipino popular music
- Indigenous musical instruments and performance practice
- Contemporary syncretic Filipino music (ie: Jazzipino)
- Jazz music in Hawaii
- and... pitch us an idea! We're pretty open as long as it relates to the event in some way.
Even if you can't do a pre-show lecture, you can still encourage your students to be a part of the experience!
UH System Students & Instructors Receive a Discounted Ticket!
About Charmaine Clamore & Abe Lagrimas Jr.
Charmaine Clamor: The Queen of Jazzipino!
Celebrated by The New York Times as "a gifted vocalist" and by The Los Angeles Times as "one of the important and original new jazz singers of the decade," Filipino-American recording artist and cultural trailblazer Charmaine Clamor has earned her Queen of Jazzipino crown.
Charmaine's musical journey began at age 3, entertaining passengers -- whether they liked it or not! -- in the back of buses traveling to Manila. Originally from the provincial town of Subic-Zambales, Philippines, young Charmaine provided piano accompaniment while her mother sang kundiman (Filipino torch songs) and English-language classics. These childhood memories inspired Charmaine's enduring love of American music.
"I believe there are two kinds of music: the good stuff, and everything else." states Clamor. For her, the categories don't matter; the labels are irrelevant. Call her a Filipino-jazz-world-soul-pop-funk-blues singer. Call her the Queen of Jazzipino. When she shares her once-in-a-generation astonishingly expressive voice, genres fade away and beauty takes over.
After immigrating to the United States as a teenager, Charmaine was discovered by the musical director of Crescendo, a vocal jazz harmony quintet, while singing Whitney Houston songs at a Filipino fried chicken restaurant.
Charmaine introduced “jazzipino” to the world, a new music style that blends American jazz with music from her beloved home country. Charmaine's artistry was featured on BBC's "The World" and NPR's "Weekend Edition," which described her music as "the perfect bridge of two cultures." Her many honors include the Asian Heritage Award in Performing Arts, Filipinas Entertainer of the Year, and recognition as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the United States.
Abe Lagrimas, Jr. is a versatile multi-instrumentalist who is originally from Waipahu! His family still lives there. Abe even attended classes at Leeward Community College, so this is a kind of homecoming performance for him.
Abe began his musical journey when he first sat behind the drums at the age of four. As he learned more about drums and music, Abe developed an interest in other instruments as his career progressed. Predominantly known as a drummer, Abe is highly proficient on the vibraphone and the `ukulele and continues to perform throughout the world on all three instruments and in many different musical situations.
The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) have repeatedly nominated Abe in the annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for his albums. His latest album entitled Solo Ukulele – The King of Pop, pays tribute to Michael Jackson showcasing unique solo ukulele arrangements of Jackson’s music. It was recognized by HARA in the 2011 awards as the EP Release of the Year, making it Abe's first Hoku win.
Charmaine Clamore with Special Guest Abe Lagrimas, Jr.
Friday, Oct. 11th, 8-9:45pm
The Leeward Theatre, Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala 'Ike, Pearl City, HI 96782
BUY TICKETS: Online at http://LCCTheatre.hawaii.edu/ - OR - by calling
808-455-0380 - OR - box office will open one hour before show time on 10/11/13.