Our loss, their gain…
June 14, 2012 3 Comments
With no local support, Cynthia Alexander migrates to the U.S.
by Francis Brew
At the end of the month, singer, songwriter and bass player extraordinaire Cynthia Alexander is leaving the Philippines.
Cynthia is uprooting herself and her family and migrating to Seattle, Washington.
Career-wise, she has had very limited support.
Or, in her own words: “I think I’m ready for change, and new challenges.”
With Cynthia leaving, I can’t help but think about the hysteria surrounding American Idol also-ran Jessica Sanchez, a Filipino-Mexican American.
Her lineage had us all waving the flag of Pinoy pride. We lionized her as “our own.” Like the half-Pinoy contestants before her whose names we’ve forgotten, we want Jessica to come “home” so we can bask in her glory.
Meanwhile, homegrown geniuses like Cynthia Alexander are leaving home.
Who’s waving the flag?
Will Cynthia continue to wave the Philippine flag for us when she settles and works elsewhere?
But then, the other question is: does Cynthia need to go abroad and “make it” before WE wave the flag for HER?
Catch Cynthia Alexander’s send-off gigs on June 14 (RadioRepublic), June 15 (19 East, with Humanfolk), June 16 (Conspiracy), June 22 (70s Bistro), and June 23 (Conspiracy).
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