FRANCIS AREVALO

Francis Arevalo is a Filipino rapper, producer, and mental health advocate with roots in the poetry slam community, born and raised on the unceded Coast Salish lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Watuth peoples, in Vancouver, BC. His journey battling bi-polar disorder through music was the subject of a 2017 Vancouver Asian Film Fest award-winning documentary "The Lion". He's driven to connect with others through community-building, collaboration, and sharing our truths. In a September 2018 review of his EP "Home, Grown", DOMINIONATED describes his music as coming from "the feeling that he’s found and embraced a truth deep within himself, that he sees the world not through rose-coloured glasses, but in shades of optimism, hope, and beauty". He is working on his debut album to release next year.

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