I came across this nice story while browsing the web scanning for outlets to purchase Chamorro/Guam music.
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According to the 2011 article, this lady Rose Topasna Howard, from Port Orchard, WA, recorded a CD with copies to give out. She went to Guam for a visit and just happened to give some of those CDs out to family and friends. Before she knew it her CD was being played on Guam radio and became a hit… and invitations to perform at islander functions followed. Great story! No rags to riches dramatic setup, no privileged backing or funding to “create” her as a recording artist.
Now… how to get her CD!!! Gotta keep browsing….