Studio G is a musical safe haven production space where I find I am inspired everyday and I wish to share this musical ride with you, the blog reader.. .
Today the music of singer and songwriter Razia Said is being featured on an underwriting spot I am producing for Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park. Said's haunting vocals drew me in and I wanted to know more about her and her musical journey. Razia Said's nomadic life has taken her across Africa to France, Italy, Ibiza, Bali and New York City, but despite these wanderings, her heart and soul, according to her bio, remain inexorably tethered to Madagascar, the land of her birth.
Her musical explorations have also been wide ranging, and over the years Razia has experimented with French chanson, rock, jazz and even smooth, Sade-style R&B. But it took reaching back to her cultural roots for Razia to uncover her true artistic calling as one of African music’s most promising talents.
Monte Negro is a band of bicultural and bilingual rock releasing the new "Fugitives Of Pleasure / Pasajeros" EP under their very own label, Feed The Hungry Records. The band is set to perform its highly anticipated new material at the House of Blues release party on July 23rd in their hometown of Los Angeles.
I produced a KPCC spot here in Studio G for their upcoming appearance at Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park on Saturday, July 31. Made for an enjoyable time here in Studio G. Versatile and smooth, I wanted to know more about this band.
After the exceptional success of their 2008 debut album "Cicatrix, " which was supported by a lengthy national tour and generated critical acclaim equally in both Latin and Anglo press, the band is currently on their most extensive tour to date. They will once again command attention with their spirited and transcendent live shows across the nation, including Puerto Rico. For the entire month of October, Converse will be sponsoring their debut appearances in Mexico, presenting Monte Negro in a series of concerts and festivals that will span across the territory.
Every day is a different experience in Studio G here at 89.3 KPCC. My world is filled with all different genres of music. I'm producing a series of underwriting spots for the Levitt Pavilions Summer Concerts at Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park in Los Angeles and at Levitt Pavilion Old Pasadena. String Theory caught my ear. They will be performing at Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park on Friday, July 24.
String Theory transforms architecture into musical instruments and then plays the building or park in this case. Opulent golden musical brass wires envelope the audeince in a canopy of sound and attach to existing structure or objects. Choreographed dancers Harpists mesmerize onlookers with kinetic performance as they play the long-strings, generating captivating tones and textures. Either interior or outside to the facades of buildings up to 1000 feet high, String Theory installations and performances garner the highest praise from all who witness. The performances can range in scale from ambient/background trios to shows incorporating a cast of twelve, featuring dancers, aerialists, giant percussion walls and large-scale Harp installations.