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Cynthia Alexander

Cynthia Alexander

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Cynthia Alexander

Years Active: 1997 to present

Genre: folk

Country: Philippines


Cynthia Alexander

Artist Bio:

From Wikipedia - Singer-songwriter Cynthia Alexander is a multi-instrumentalist who also produces and arranges her songs, Alexander began playing guitar at the age of seven. Her brother, renowned Filipino folk rock hero Joey Ayala, provided her with early chord lessons. She attended school at Ateneo De Davao and in the late 80s she was the bassist for the group Hayp. Hayp were regulars at Manila underground venues such as Club Dredd and Mayric's, but Alexander's skills with the bass instantly brought her international recognition. In 1989, she was selected Best Bass Player at the World Band Explosion Finals in Tokyo, Japan. Hayp released their debut album in 1991. A year later, she joined her sibling Ayala (Joey Ayala at and Bagong Lumad) playing agung, octavina and other hand held indigenous instruments like the tungkaling, bungkaka and kubing. She collaborated with Joey Ayala on 3 albums (1995's Encantada, 1996's Parol, and 1997's Langit at Lupa). In addition, she toured with the group to the U.S., Canada, India, Japan, Borneo, and New Zealand. She has performed and recorded with Filipino rock legend Mike Hanopol and even played bass for the Apo Hiking Society. Alexander's solo debut, Insomnia & other Lullabyes, was released in 1997. It was......[Read More]