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11.20.2007

the "jazzipino" swing

NPR's Weekend Edition recently profiled Filipino jazz vocalist Charmaine Clamor, whose most recent CD Flippin' Out introduces a hybrid sound, which she calls "jazzipino": Charmaine Clamor's 'Jazzipino' Swing. She melds traditional Filipino melodies, languages and instruments with the soul and swing of American jazz. I don't understand a word of Tagalog, but I'm a jazz fan, and her music, as well as some of the ideology behind it, is pretty interesting.