Lumi, a native Washingtonian and the youngest of three of Filipino immigrants, is fastly becoming America’s newest pop and R&B entertainer. With over 13 years of experience, she is an accomplished singer, self-taught guitarist and SESAC songwriter. Whether performing at The Kennedy Center or Constitution Hall, Lumi captures your attention with her ability to flow seamlessly from opera and Broadway favorites to hip-hop, R&B, pop and gospel. Lumi is currently a lead vocalist with The Renowned Urban Nation H.I.P. –H.O.P. Choir and a former member of the all female vocal group No Illusion. Although Lumi can be seen performing locally at major venues, she has also performed for the U. S. Troops in December 2003 with the USO Bob Hope’s Christmas Holiday Tour of Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. Lumi has performed before President Bill Clinton and at the Pentagon. She has performed the National Anthem at the Naval Academy, during numerous half-time shows and was featured at MTV’s Rock the Vote. Lumi began her singing and dance career at an early age with her church choir and received formal dance lessons. She has trained and danced with DC-based hip-hop dance companies - GLOW, Urban Moves and Culture Shock. She is a noted choreographer and often works with intercollegiate dance troupes; teaching ballet, modern, jazz and hip-hop styles. Lumi is currently in the studio working on her debut project and is in process of planning for future promotional performances. She is rapidly generating quite a buzz in the entertainment industry. Lumi is managed by The Payton Group, Inc. of Washington, DC and can be heard on www.myspace.com/lumibustamante
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