stories

Browse my selected stories, new and old, as well as interviews with me. For stories specifically covering Asians and Asian Americans, click here. You can also find all my stories for KCET (click here) and PBS SoCal online (click here). Thanks for reading my work!

Tagumpay Mendoza de Leon: This Master Rondalla Musician is Preserving the Sounds of Philippine Culture in L.A.

This Master Rondalla Musician is Preserving the Sounds of Philippine Culture in L.A.

Tagumpay Mendoza De Leon is a master teacher and performer of rondalla, a traditional Spanish-influenced form of music from the Philippines. De Leon, a 2021 NEA National Heritage Fellow, has spent his decades-long career promoting and preserving Philippine culture through the tradition of rondalla.

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