Francis Arevalo is a Filipino rapper and producer born and raised on unceded Coast Salish Territory - Vancouver, BC. He is a mental health advocate whose journey battling bi-polar disorder through music was the subject of a 2017 Vancouver Asian Film Fest award-winning documentary "The Lion"; this led him to be named one of the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health Top 150 Canadian mental health advocates of 2018. He is also one-half of the musical duo Roya & Francis.
Unavailable for 2020-21 School Year
Grade Suitability: Grade 4 - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Tech Requirements: table, access to power, XLR, two 1/4" cable to connect audio interface to mixer, 2 mic stands
Fee Range: $695 - $895 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
To share how hip-hop, music, poetry, and the performing arts has in shaping, enriching, and empowering my life; to inspire youth to engage with hip-hop at a grassroots and foundational; to explore the idea of "creative health" as it relates to mental health.