Ito Ako, meaning "it me" is a tape of Filipino music by Angela Dimayuga, originally commissioned by Bunny Jr. Tapes.
Side A is a compilation of Kundiman, or Filipino love songs. Angela's great-grandfather, the composer, Francisco Santiago (known as The Father of Kundiman Art Song) popularized the genre in the early 1900s, and Track 2 is an original composition by him.
Side B is 90s Bay Area Filipinx alternative, contemporary dream pop, freestyle and RnB; it's music Angela grew up listening to and songs that shaped her teen years.
The cassette sold out when first released! This exclusive second pressing acts as a musical accompaniment to Angela's new book, which shares personal storytelling of the diaspora and Angela's own Filipinx-American experience.
Angela Dimayuga is a New York City based chef, multidisciplinary artist and co-author of Filipinx: Heritage Recipes from the Diaspora. A daughter of Filipino immigrants, and raised in the Bay Area, she often works in the ephemeral and impermanent, engaging and producing experiences often in collaboration with other artists, scientists, designers, farmers.