I’m Anjeline from Manila, Philippines. I research and make music.
Specifically, I research the cultural, social, and economic geographies of music performance, creative labour, and transnational migration and mobility, with a focus on the Philippine and Southeast Asian contexts. I finished my PhD in Geography at the National University of Singapore, and a postdoc at the Asia Research Institute (also at NUS). From August 2017 I’ll be joining the Cultural Studies Department of Lingnan University, Hong Kong. You can find out more about my doctoral research on overseas Filipino musicians and migrant creative labour here and here.
I am also a singer and harp player with an interest in yoga, sound-based meditation, contemplative and intuitive chant, and other modalities that bring together embodied awareness and creative self-expression. To this end I developed a meditation format called Vocal Meditation, and you should try it with me one time because it is a pretty cool thing (if I do say so myself).
Common to my different doings is a lifelong passion for music: the sheer joy of making it, a fascination with the ways it shapes and is shaped by societies, and a firm belief in its potential to uplift lives and propel positive transformation.
CREDITS: All content unless otherwise stated is by me. Kara de Dios built and designed this website. Photo by Jean Madrid.