Finally, after three years…

Finally! I’m thrilled to announce that I have two different recording projects this month! The first is as a guest vocalist with the awesome Dharma Gypsys. Their debut, pictured below, is my favorite album to meditate to and practice yoga with.

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Then, I go into the studio for my 5th North American album, with my Killin’ Sweethearts trio, Andy Langham (piano), Dominic Thiroux (bass) & Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (drums).

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The great Laurence Hobgood will be producing the album and will provide arrangements and accompaniment.

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We will also have a special appearance by the incomparableErnie Watts! Look for it in 2014!

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The last recording project I did was more than three years ago. My hope is that this album will reflect where I’m at in my life’s journey and who I’ve become as a human being and an artist. The repertoire is leading us all to a higher vibe…and a potential title! More news soon…

November is a great time to reflect and give gratitude. So,thank you for your love, your continued support and your friendship. I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you of Love, of Wisdom, and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends, and Namaste.

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“My Funny Brown Pinay” 3 years after its release

I’m inspired and gratified to see how "My Funny Brown Pinay" has touched so many women (and men!) of color.  Three years after its release the song continues to uplift and empower women of color. Here’s a recent example from an expressive and intelligent kayumangging Pinay:

 

http://lahaiseslair.com/jessica/2010/04/13/white-or-another-reason-im-not-happy-with-myself/

Update on My Latest Recording

 I am in the process of completing my 4th U.S. album and I can’t wait to share it with you! Please keep on checking my website for updates on shows. We recorded at a different studio in the Hollywood Hills. Love it!

My engineer for 4 albums in a row: Mark V 

My producer for 4 albums in a row: Michael Konik of FreeHam Records

Lola the studio assistant checking out my goodie bag.

 

Heroes at the AAJF

I discovered some heroes this weekend at the Asian American Jazz Festival:

Paul Im — the brain of the AAJF who had a vision and turned it into a reality without any reservation; the man who sold his horn to help finance the festival.

Abe Lagrimas, Jr. –- the hardworking, super humble, multi-instrumentalist virtuoso who performed three days in a row, three consecutive sets during the closing and did not miss a beat and performed each set with utmost professionalism and passion.

Hiromi –- she made me feel good to be alive.

The Charmaine Clamor Team, my musical family –- for their generous support when I needed it the most.

 

Photo courtesy of: Scott Mitchell

Charmaine Clamor Wins 6th Annual Asian Heritage Award in Performing Arts

On July 25th, aboard the USS Midway in San Diego Harbor, I won the 6th Annual Asian Heritage Award in Performing Arts. The experience was made even more special by the attendance of the Guest of Honor, Major General Antonio Taguba, the Filipino-American hero who delivered the brave military report on the abuses at Abu Ghraib.

Friends, it sounds like a cliche but it’s the absolute truth: I could not have done it without you. THANK YOU. I am profoundly touched and inspired by your support.