I got invited to see and hear pop-folk artist Alfa, at the Le Cafe Curiuex. This is her first time in Manila to visit and perform at different venues.
Here are some of the photos and videos of the event.
Blue (one of my favorites)
Bonus Material: Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Cover) – Unplugged, as requested by me
You can still catch her in the following events:
With an alluring voice and disarming honesty, pop-folk artist Alfa can make a bustling room stop. Indie Music Reviewer has comparedthis multi-instrumentalist to “a clear blue sky and a candid soul” thatbegs the listener to “hear what else she has to say.”
Born in the Philippines to a family of musicians, Alfa got an early start in piano and violin, playing nationally with the Children’s Orchestra Society of New York. Alfa’s music has received honorable mention from the New York Songwriters Circle and won Grand Prize at Kollaboration Acoustic 2009, a competition highlighting Asian-American talent.
After graduating from NYU and working as a reporter, Alfa took up music fulltime, traveling across the U.S. to play at college campuses and venues, garnering praise along the way.
Alfa’s irresistible melodies and smart lyrics have landed her music in E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” & MTV’s “Friendzone,”while Music Connection Magazine listed this Philippine-bornsongwriter in its Top 25 Music Critiques of 2012, noting: “Fans ofIngrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles will savor this artist.”
Her latest album “World Go Blue” has climbed US radio charts including theCMJ Top 200 and the Top 100 College Radio Chart.
“She commands the stage in a way that invites you to listen to her words and let it move you.” – Paul Kim, founder, KOLLABORATION
“There is something so appealing about her voice… something that makes you want to see what else she has to say.” – INDIE MUSIC REVIEWER
“Alfa has the kind of voice that makes you want to hear her sing everything, including phone conversations and orders for French fries.” – INCOGNITO MAGAZINE
• Official website: http://www.alfa-music.com
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alfamusic
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/alfa_music
• Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/alfamusic
• Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/alfa-garcia