LOS ANGELES—“Jazzipino” pioneer artist Charmaine Clamor
is not only winning hearts with her jazzy renditions—the charming and humble Filipina, whose song “Walk Like a Woman” was recently featured on David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Here Lies Love
album under Nonesuch Records along with songs from Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, and Natalie Merchant, is also spearheading a water advocacy.
We asked the acclaimed performer what inspired her to get involved in this advocacy and what she has done to promote it.
“I grew up in the Philippines, where potable water is not available to everyone,” Charmaine, who is originally from Subic, Zambales, and is now based in Los Angeles, said. “At a very young age, I learned the value of water. Growing up, I became increasingly knowledgeable of the global issue of water through my travels, reading, and viewing, including the excellent documentary film Flow. I’ve promoted this advocacy socially, artistically, and personally.”