2nd Talent Show (2014)

Almost done with the 2nd Talent Show DVD, while the final current setting is being processed, I’ve looked at the videos of the songs performed by the talented group of students.

If I were a boy, Beyonce http://youtu.be/AWpsOqh8q0M
Apologize, One Republic http://youtu.be/fzq8c5pr-Ws
She Will be Loved, Maroon 5 http://youtu.be/nIjVuRTm-dc
A Man in The Mirror, Michael Jackson http://youtu.be/PivWY9wn5ps

Please Remember Me, Tim McGraw http://youtu.be/pA9Z2teKB0A
The Time of Your Life – Green Day http://youtu.be/CnQ8N1KacJc
Winter Song, Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson http://youtu.be/UkOKCWDJ4iA
Hurt, Christina Aguilera http://youtu.be/wwCykGDEp7M
Say Something, A Great Big World http://youtu.be/-2U0Ivkn2Ds
Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2 in E-Flat Major – Fréderic Chopin http://youtu.be/7w_z-fr6Upo
Pompeii, Bastille http://youtu.be/F90Cw4l-8NY
Me, Tamia http://youtu.be/8tCvkaP0hoo
Spoken Word Poem, Desiree Dallaglacomo http://youtu.be/iaT5r8nnJJY
The Middle, Jimmy Eat World http://youtu.be/oKsxPW6i3pM
Listen, Beyonce http://youtu.be/yKlGcrFpoWU
Te Perdiste Mi Amor, Thalia and Prince Royce http://youtu.be/39Pngb7MAas
All of Me, John Legend http://youtu.be/450p7goxZqg
YMCA http://youtu.be/CS9OO0S5w2k


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Perfect Blue album by Mary Koga

Mari Koga, a Japanese born New York jazz vocalist’s presents her album “Perfect Blue”.  It contains her unique arrangements of jazz standards, Afro-Latin influenced original songs. Also a pair of Salsa and Flamenco Jazz, sung in Japanese.

Mari Koga’s Official Website: http://www.marikoga.com/bio/
To purchase and support Mari Koga’s work: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/marikoga


A Japanese born New Yorker, Mari Koga, has been singing professionally since her early 20’s. Early on, she won first prize at the 10th Annual Jetstream Young Vocalist contest. She was soon very much in demand as a young Jazz singer in Japan.

Mari moved to New York City to immerse herself in the New York jazz scene and started performing regularly at many popular venues in NYC. Eventually she reached the stages of New York’s prestige jazz clubs such as the Blue Note, Jazz at Kitano, Zinc Bar, etc. She also appeared as a re-imported singer at Tokyo’s top jazz venues such as Body & Soul and DUG.

Mari has also performed in commercial films with clients such as the American Plastic Council and Marriot Hotels.

In the summer of 2010, she formed the Afro-Latin influenced jazz band “Afronaughtica”, with her long time best friend and pianist, Chiemi Nakai as co-leader. The band debuted to a packed audience at the Creole as part of its Afro-Cuban jazz series in July 2010. They’ve also played at Zinc bar, Tutuma Social Club and many other music events. They had a successful tour performing in five major cities in Japan.

Afronaughtica was nominated as the Best Next Generation Artist and Mari was nominated as the Best Latin Jazz Vocalist at the Latin Corner, the popular website of the Latin Jazz fan community.

Mari also performed as a back up singer for salsa star, Jimmy Bosch’s “La Orquesta de Jimmy Bosch” and appeared at various clubs and jazz festivals, including SOB’s and Savanna Music festival, etc.

Audiences have been delighted by her unique repertoire, which includes original songs and unusual arrangements of jazz standards with a touch of Afro-Latin, and by her throaty horn-like improvisational scatting style.

For production and album credits:
1. Invitation (5:25)
Music: Bronislaw Kaper
Words:Paul Francis Webster
Arr: Mari Koga
Tenor Sax: Alejandro Avilés
Piano: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Alex Hernandez
Drums:Franco Pinna
Congas: Sebastian Nickoll
Coros: Willie Ruíz & Mari Koga

2. Azul (5:54)
Music: Chiemi Nakai
Words: Mari Koga
Keyboard: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Alex Hernandez
Drums: Franco Pinna
Congas: Sebastian Nickoll

3. Lluvia De Lagrimas <やまない雨>(6:02)
Music & Words: Mari Koga
Arr: Chiemi Nakai & Willie Ruiz
Piano: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Maximo Rodriguez
Trumpet: Manuel Maneco Ruiz
Trombone: Alex Zapata
Bariton Sax: Carl Corwin
Clarinet: Noriko Nagao
Congas, bongo, bell, Maracas & Guiro: Willie Ruiz
Timbales: Pablo “Chino” Nuñez
Coros: Yoko Mimata, Willie Ruiz & Mari Koga

4. You & I (4:48)
Music: Chiemi Nakai
Words: Mari Koga
Key Board: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Alex Hernandez
Drums: Franco Pinna
Congas, Maracas & Guiro: Willie Ruiz

5. You Don’t Know What Love Is (5:14)
Music:Gene DePaul
Words: Don Raye
Arr: Mari Koga
Tenor Sax: Alejandro Avilés
Piano: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Pedro Giraudo
Drums: Franco Pinna

6. I Got Rhythm (4:51)
Music: George Gershwin
Words: Ira Gershwin
Arr: Mari Koga, Chiemi Nakai & Willie Ruiz
Key Board: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Ruben Rodriguez
Drums: Vince Cherico
Trumpet: Jonathan Powell
Trombone: Alex Zapata
Bariton Sax: Carl Corwin
Congas, Maracas & Guiro: Willie Ruiz

7. The Moon On The Water (6:09)
Music: Chiemi Nakai
Words: Mari Koga
Trumpet: Mike Rodriguez
Piano: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Pedro Giraudo
Drums: Franco Pinna

8. Volver <ボルベール> (5:26)
Music & Words: Chiemi Nakai
Piano: Chiemi Nakai
Bass: Pedro Giraudo
Drums: Franco Pinna
Percussions: Jerome Goldshumidt
Producer: Mari Koga
Co-Producer: Willie Ruiz
Sound Engineer: Kamilo Kratc
Assistant Engineer: Sandra Kratc

Recorded at  Soundworks Recording Studio www.soundworksrecording.com
& Grand Slam Production Studio

Photo: Marcin J. Muchaiski

Cover Design: Kazu Inoue

Make up & Hair: Masae Satouchi & Hitomi Kae

Nail: Naoko Saita

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La Rondallita Vol.2

Originally posted on Venezuela En Ritmo:

la-rondallitat5decanos2Verónica ahora tu abuelo te trajo El Burrito Sabanero y vas a conocer la historia de la canción:


¿Qué sentiría usted si estrellas como Juanes interpretan su canción o si los niños aprenden sobre Navidad coreando su melodía? El famoso compositor de Moliendo Café cuenta cómo su burrito trota y trota más allá de Belén

Con mi burrito sabanero voy camino de Belén,
con mi burrito sabanero voy camino de Belén,
si me ven, si me ven, voy camino de Belén.
si me ven, si me ven, voy camino de Belén
Con mi cuatrito voy cantando, mi burrito va tocando,
con mi cuatrito voy cantando, mi burrito va tocando,
si me ven, si me ven, voy camino de Belén,
si me ven, si me ven, voy camino de Belén

Si al leer estos versos usted tararea inmediatamente la melodía y se transporta a los…

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Amanda Ruzza, Mauricio Zotarelli Glasses No Glasses

 Ruzza/Zottarelli – ‘No Glasses, Part 2′ Bonus Track

Ruzza/Zottarelli – “Soundcheck” (from “Glasses, No Glasses”

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@RajdulariMusic #Natural Re-Mix contest #JourneyOfAWoman


#JourneyofaWoman (Journey of a Woman) #Natural song CD Re-Mix Contest
For a Playlist of the submissions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hAQ0m8Qw_A&list=PLOob3bu47db6eUDd8SfJCm-c2iUP8m-el&index=1

  1. Natural Remix Submission-Kurser
  2. Natural Remix Submission-DJ Alex
  3. 3.Natural Remix Submission-Tora Beats
  4. Natural Remix Submission-Astrodwarf
  5. Natural Remix Submission-Radio Illuminati
  6. Natural Remix Submission-PJ Spraggins
  7. Natural Remix Submission-Uwe Rose
  8. Natural Remix Submission-Salak Wood
  9. Natural Remix Submission-J Aaron Brooks-Roberts
  10. Natural Remix Submission-DJ Bklyn Storm
  11. Natural Remix Submission-Dawz
  12. Natural Remix Submission-Avery Hartgrove
  13. Natural Remix Submission-Goodie
  14. Natural Remix Submission-DJ Mystro Mac
  15. Natural Remix Submission- DJ Lionpaw
  16. Natural Remix Submission-Riddim Thief
  17. Natural Remix Submission-DEdz
  18. Natural Remix Submission-Kiks
  19. Natural Remix Submission-Beat Manufaktur
  20. Natural Remix Submission-Lady Maverick
  21. Natural Remix Submission-Paul Lambeek
  22. Natural Remix Submission-Khan Flo Mah
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HOMEBOUND – NYC Screening Monday, August 18, 2014 7:30 PM – 9:40 PM (AMC 34th Street)

Three years ago, Homebound movie director/actor Fanny Veliz decided to make a film that portrays American Latinos in a positive way, a movie that tells a Universal story anyone can relate to. As a mom, she wants her kids to grow up and see people that look like them on the big screen not just playing the thugs and illegals.  Instead, they can see latinos being represented as lawyers, doctors, teachers, etc. Media has an impact in the way the rest of the country perceives us and in the way our children perceive themselves. Fanny Veliz truly believes it is time to change the inaccuracate truths on popular culture.
Recently, a study came out stating how bad the situation is for Latinos in the media: Statistic shows just how bad Hollywood’s Latino problem is.
Another article came out on the NY Daily News mentioning the same issue: Hispanics net roles major Hollywood movies study.

Homebound is the story of Richard Lynn, a successful young man who returns to his small hometown, El Campo, Texas. He has to help his father Gilberto who’s ill with cancer, run the family business, a dilapidated bar. Richard Lynn, accidentally falls in love for the first time with Sofia, a Venezuelan immigrant who speaks very little English.

As Richard Lynn befriends Sofia’s son, and is reminded of the friendships and culture of his hometown, he learns more about his father’s illness, the truth about his mother’s passing and their plans for him when he inherits it all. His secret desire to burn down the bar, which he blames for his mother’s death, surfaces as he questions everything, his past, his future, and his understanding of family.

The film is heartwarming, with inspiring performances, unexpected twists and a passionate ending that will delight audiences around the world.

The award winning film HOMEBOUND will have a one night only New York City screening on:
Monday, August 18, 2014 7:30PM – 9:40PM
at AMC Loews 34th Street 14 & IMAX 
312 W 34th St, New York, NY, US, 10001 (map) 
$12.00 General

Homebound is the winner of Best Director at the Georgia Latino International Film Festival, and it has had successful screenings in Los Angeles, Chicago, Fresno, El Paso, Austin, Atlanta.

Actor, Enrique Castillo known as Montana from the Cult Classic “Blood in, Blood out,” leads a cast of talented American Latino actors in this heart warming tale of a young man returning home.

TO GET TICKETS GO TO: http://www.tugg.com/events/10527
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Part 1: On the Mic! The Fanny Veliz Interview by Alexander Media (https://soundcloud.com/alexander-media/on-the-mic-fanny-veliz-interview-part-1)
Part 2: On the Mic! The Fanny Veliz Interview by Alexander Media (https://soundcloud.com/alexander-media/on-the-mic-fanny-veliz-interview-part-2)
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Best Music Film Video


Coldplay – Live 2012 (Official Trailer)
Amazon Instant Video (HD)Amazon Blu-Ray,
Coldplay: Live 2012 (CD/DVD) [Explicit] (2012)
Director: Paul Dugdale
Producer: Jim Parsons
Label: Capitol Records

Green Day – ¡Cuatro! (Offical Trailer),
Amazon (DVD)Amazon Instant Video
Director: Tim Wheeler
Producer: Tim Lynch
Label: Reprise

Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite – I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone: The Making Of Get Up!
Get Up! [Deluxe Edition CD/DVD]
Director: Danny Clinch
Producer: Ben Harper
Label: Stax

Paul McCartney – Live Kisses (Official Trailer)
Amazon DVDAmazon Blu-Ray
Director: Jonas Akerlund
Producers: Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger
Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Mumford & Sons – The Road To Red Rocks (Video)
Amazon DVDAmazon Blu-Ray
Directors: Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott
Producer: Dan Bowen
Label: Glassnote Records


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