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This Tiny Desk Contestant Rapped A Love Letter To Her Immigrant Mother — NPR

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— by Denise Guerra, Rosalind Faulkner: Quinn Christopherson may be the winner of the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest, but this year’s 6,000-plus entries included many outstanding performances.

One of those standouts came from rapper Ruby Ibarra and her band The Balikbayans, a group of Filipino-American musicians based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Ibarra — who was born in Tacloban City in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in the 1990s — calls the song she submitted, “Someday,” an ode to her mother…

Image courtesy of Ruby Ibarra/Donna Ibarra

June 22, 2019

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