In the center of San Francisco’s newly opened San Francisco Mint building, a gently plucked harp plays to electronic beats vibrating into the air.
Angelica Lopez, the artist behind Low Leaf, is creating genre-bending, earth-centered folk meets electronic music. Her sound has been catching onto the global dance market, first making an appearance at 2012’s Spoken Herb festival in Los Angeles and in 2014 at the Philippines’ Malasimbo Arts and Music Festival. For LA natives, the Hollywood-born full-blooded Filipina has been making a name for herself as a musician who takes great pride in her Filipino identity.
At Undiscovered SF, a collection of artists, merchants and foodies group together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines in the newly created SOMA Pilipinas district in downtown San Francisco. The once-a-month market celebrated its third month this past Friday, October 20, 2017.
In honor of Filipino American History Month, Lopez made a stop at this month’s night market to perform a mesmerizing set full of lush harps, a jazzy backing band of session players (named The Ascension) with her electronic synth and keyboard.
Watch a clip of her performance of “Outre.Space” below: