The group has only been together for a year – but a whirlwind of a year, with many performances and the launch of their first CD.” - Elaine Elinson

Positively Filipino Magazine

On their debut album, Folk Songs from the Philippines and Beyond, the Sampaguitas offer a glimpse into the musical, political and cultural history of the Philippines.” - j. poet

East Bay Express

It's just so beautiful and your voices blend together so well, it's almost like you were born, the three of you, to do this together.” - Deepa Fernandes

NPR, WBUR's Here & Now




Listen to The Sampaguitas on WBUR's Here & Now, broadcast nationally on NPR, Nov 6, 2023. In this beautiful interview, Host Deepa Fernandes speaks to Sampaguita member Aireene Espiritu about the group's origins, debut album, and hopes for the future.