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Eleanor Academia

Eleanor Academia

  • 1st Filipina-American musician to produce the 1st recording of Kulintang music in the world (1994)
  • 1st Filipina-American musician to mix the ancient sound of bronze gongs with heavy metal rock guitars on a rock album, Oracle of the Black Swan (1994)
  • Founder of World Kulintang Institute

"The greatest challenge is overcoming self-deception."

"The Black Swan"
"Guro El" (Teacher)

HUSBAND: Cass Magda


Eleanor Academia’s Biography
Pilipino Kulintang Music
Women at Work on the Business of Art: A Profile of Women Across the Continent Who Make Art Work for Them
Answers.com: Eleanor Academia
Eleanor Academia: Rock Star, Radio Show Host, Teacher… Thought Leader?
Notable Filipino Americans

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?