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Sights and Sounds: Francisco Martin

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Singer Francisco Martin

“Sights and Sounds” is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. On this episode, host Jenee Darden speaks with singer Francisco Martin. He’s a Top 5 finalist of American Idol season 18. His debut EP “Beautiful Ramblings of a Restless Mind” is available now.

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Francisco Martin’s debut EP “Beautiful Ramblings of a Restless Mind” is available now.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.
Porfirio Rangel is a Producer for Sights & Sounds