New Songs - "Read, Brother"

Thousand Faced Theatre Company


A new song is available for listening, through my friends at Thousand Faced Theatre Company! ​ This song was inspired by the works of Filipino-American writer, Carlos Bulosan. His semi-autobiographical novel, America is in the Heart, details his journey from the Philippines to the United States, where he fought for the rights of immigrant laborers. Over half a century later, his writings and activism remain important in the narrative of Asian-American history. “Read, Brother” depicts a young Carlos living in Binalonan, a rural area of the Philippines. With his family living in poverty, his brother, Luciano, stresses the importance of learning to read and write. ​ Listen to the song demo on TFTC's newsletter here. Special thanks to Sydney Crutcher, Peyton Johnson, Dina Perez, and Cece Sanchez for singing backing vocals!