The Filipino original-music scene in Manitoba is still very young. Only last year did the community see the slow rise of local Filipino bands that compose and perform their original music. One of these few bands is the Winnipeg-based Alternative Rock/Pop group Narra. If you’re a supporter of the Filipino music and culture in general, support Narra by watching their forthcoming show on September 11 (2-3pm) at The Forks. This gig is a part of the Dragonboat Festival organized by The Canadian Cancer Society. Narra is comprised by Popo Santos (vocals/guitars), Victor Bautista (guitars), Ferdie Yap (bass), Dwardz Daquina (drums), and David Manalo (keyboards/guitars). They perform mostly original songs and cover artists like Rivermaya, Alice Cooper, Kings of Leon, and Oasis.