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Vocalist Charmaine Clamor Named One of America’s Most Influential Filipino Women

Vocalist Charmaine Clamor, the creator of “jazzipino,” was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the United States by the Filipino Women’s Network last week.

Clamor-who falls under the category of “Innovators and Thought Leaders” in the list-is being recognized for having “broken new ground through vibrant, energetic presentations of critical ideas, transforming the way people think in the fields of sports, arts and letters, performing arts or through pop culture.”

The vocalist’s contribution to the jazz world comes in the form “jazzipino,” a musical form that combines the American soul and swing genres with the melodies and language of the Philippines. Clamor’s album “Flippin’ Out” exhibited the new musical form and was sung in English, Tagalog and Bisayan.

Clamor is also the co-founder of the nonprofit organization JazzPhil-USA. She will accept her award in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 25 at the Filipina Women’s Network 5th Annual Filipina Summit.

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