Chin-Chin has been named a “defender of the Philippine heritage” for her work in preserving cultural integrity among the indigenous peoples through her effort as an artist and independent record producer. Her first musical project, “Uyayi: A Collection of Philippine Lullabies”, received the 2004 Catholic Mass Media Award (CMMA) as Best Secular Album, with a special citation for its artist-producer for her unique contribution in preserving Philippine indigenous culture and music.
Produced with a partial grant from the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), “Uyayi” earned its place in the world music scene via a full concert in April 2004 at the Allaince Francaise Theater of the World in France.
Voted one of the best world music albums for 2004 by critics of the French music magazine, Traverses, the album also enjoyed airplay in Paris, Sydney and Los Angeles.
In May 2006, Ms. Gutierrez was invited to sing her timeless lullabies in Japan at the celebrated Miho Museum and to inaugurated the Shumei Natural Agriculture open-air theater in Shigaraki Prefecture.
A second album, Mater Vitae: Whispers of A New World, is currently hymns celebrating the Divine Feminine from various sacred tradition, as performed by their communities in the Philippines.