“Introducing The Courage to Be Real: a call to action and film. Our commitment to inspiring limitless self-expression by confidently embracing all aspects of who you are.” – COACH
ALTA SINFÓNICA – ACT II: EL CONCIERTO URBANO
This project was exhibited in acts. Here is the first one where we met the conductor Jessica Bejarano, from East LA, and is a force that breaking down all barriers to do what she loves the most.
ALTA SINFÓNICA x Jessica Bejarano – ACT I: Meet the Conductor
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We launched with our first single that featured the legendary Rubén Albarrán of Cafe Tacvba and Bostich of Nortec. Now you can stream the whole album here. Pre-order opportunities for the vinyl to come soon!
After its Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland) World Premiere, Amansa Tiafi (Public Toilet Africa) makes its US debut at the in-person 2022 SXSW Film Festival for the Film’s North America Premiere tomorrow March 11th!
I was the music supervisor on this and can tell you Kofi Ofosu-Yeboah is a gem of a person. Also involved is a long time hermano out of NY Tom Efinger of Red Hook Post. In addition to an amazing film crew. Would be great to see all your faces!
#musicsupervision #PublicToiletAfrica #SXSW #AmansaTiafi #film #cinema #Locarno74 #CarthageFilmFestival #VillaMedici #WarsawFilmFestival #FESPACO #ZozimoBulbulFilmFestival #DahklaFilmFestival
Proud to be a board member of the Golden Hornet and part of the release of our cross border project with Mexico – MXTX. Mexico is place that is my blood, my heritage and my heart!! The border has always been an evident divide in my life, with my Mom’s story and with family abroad. But I have always felt closer to my heritage in Mexico than here in the States. Making me a proud Chicana who carries her roots with great pride.
LISTEN ENJOY AND SUPPORT!
The first single from the MXTX album out now on all platforms! “Mundo en Extinción” features the legendary Rubén Albarrán of Cafe Tacvba + Bostich from Nortec Collective of Nortec.
Full album out April 1st on Six Degrees Records
Live premiere April 16th at Fusebox Festival
Read more about the project at https://www.goldenhornet.org/mxtx.
MXTX is a cross-border exchange between DJ-producers and composers from Mexico and Texas that seeks to build musical, cultural, and social bridges through collective art making, community outreach, and live performances.
El primer single del álbum MXTX está disponible ahora en todas plataformas! “Mundo en Extinción” presenta las leyendas Rubén Albarrán de Cafe Tacvba + Bostich from Nortec Collective. El disco completo estará disponible el 1 de Abril Six Degrees Records y el debut vivo el 16 de Abril en Fusebox Festival
MXTX es un intercambio fronterizo transversal entre DJ-Productores y compositores de México y Texas que busca construir puentes musicales, culturales, y sociales con la creación colectiva de arte, alcance comunitario y con conciertos al vivo. Aprende más sobre el proyecto aquí https://www.goldenhornet.org/mxtx-espanol
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I worked on the very tail end of the film and feel very lucky to have met this team. Available to stream and on demand if you didn’t catch it in the theatres. ENJOY!
I feel so legit now in the anime world. Battlescar never lets you down and will soon be coming out with some new news.
LOVE THIS TEAM! I mean how can you go wrong with an Argentines, Spanish, Chicanos, New Yorker, Portlandian, and Frenchie mix team.
Yes we do this too! In reality, sound design is where we really nerd out.
and it is beautiful. Michael Kors MKGO 2021
We celebrated 40 years with Michael Kors this year. For the rest of this chapter series, from start to now, go to our work page. Michael Kors is all about New York and makes me happy that I came running here as soon as I could. #NYlovestory
Loved working on these videos…
Another camo capture Directed by Blandi. Coach bringing the vibe.
“Area Code” by Paris Texas and a choice select by Blandi on this kick off video for Coach Camo. What’s your area code?
I am happy to represent the cast in crew of this short from Bolivia, via Director Yashira Jordán that involves Barrio Kami and boys of the Quechua people. A fantasy project to provide an escape from the effects of a political take over and then the start of a pandemic. Starting with the fact that the town is filled with roosters.
I will be at the Q/A for both screenings July 8th at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio.
Tickets and info here for en vivo (live) screening!
Also available via virtual screening via the New York Lift-Off Film Festival as part of the Judges select. You can vote for the film. $15 gives you all access to all the shorts – so you can enjoy this one and celebrate many others.
I had the pleasure of producing a shoot with photographer Cindy Elizabeth for Pixel’s Google Pride Video. We were tasked with representing Austin, Texas’s LGBTQ community of business owners and patrons and were blessed with the best cast and crew we could ask for. Enjoy all the beautiful people from all over the US. #ad
allgo, Austin The Baton Show Lounge, Chicago Cheer Up Charlie’s, Austin Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, Chicago The Grain Grooming Studio, Atlanta Henrietta Hudson, New York Hodgepodge Coffeehouse, Atlanta House of YES, New York Medusa Skates, Austin Meme’s Diner, New York My Sister’s Room, Atlanta Openhouse, San Francisco Orphan Andy’s, San Francisco RAGGA Art Collective, New York The Stonewall Inn, New York Therapy Bar, New York Vacancy Project, New York
I got to to bring on a very special talent to this VR project, executive produced by Terrence Malick. Can’t wait to see it come to life. Read Variety’s Teaser HERE!
War’s “Low Rider” will always bring me back to summer cruising memories for me.
In this beach setting we were able to spread the love and “Spill the Wine”.
I had the pleasure of music supervise Michael Kors Runway show. A true homage to New York and what makes this City an amazing city through thick and thin.
The show was done to support of NYC’s theater industry and also a fund raiser in support of the Actors Fund.
To join Michael Kors and support the cause DONATE HERE!
In the middle of a freeze but found refuge and brought the heat with Skipworth & Turner!
Sara Macel captured this wonderful moment of Sharon Jones and Naomi Shelton performing at my venue, The Lucky Cat. It hangs on my wall and I am forever thankful for it. Sharon came in on her birthday, knowing Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens were playing, and joined in. Of course this delighted the crowd and was one of those magic music blessings we would get at the Cat. We recently have lost Naomi to the sky above. Thank you Naomi Shelton for the many performances at the Lucky Cat and for blessing our stage. You will be greatly missed. I hope Cliff was there to greet you and you both are gearing up for several reunion shows!! XXX
This is what dreams are made up. Music supervision at it’s best!
Always great to bring back a classic tune with a new generation’s voice. Enjoy!
NY STRONG FOREVER!!!
Go HERE to watch!!
I have the pleasure of being on a panel with some great people this Thursday. We will hopefully shed some light on being Brown and what that means not only in the US but globally within our music and film industry.
What makes a star in your life?
Some BTS Shots from the camapign….
Bae Liles is a woman owned and ran small business out of Austin, Texas. Their featured item, The Bae Bag, is a partnership with Ubuntu Life to help create jobs in Kenya to “maker moms”. Providing a sustainable job force to support their families. Bae Liles has also extended their line to easy wear dresses and plan to continue to design offerings that are created for a low stress lifestyle. Check out their socials and our work!
Go HERE to reserve your ticket to screen at home. You have 48 hours to watch.
I had the pleasure to music supervise this Texas based film production. While at the festival site check the program and support other indie films and the creators behind the scenes.
A special and different 2021 runway addition for Michael Kors…
Stay tune for his latest collection and collaboration!
Locations in Travis county on this map will be open till midnight. Go register – no mail in required!!!
I will be at JD’s Supermarket on Decker Lane to help Spanish speakers and then to Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline location today!!
ALTA SINFÓNICA – ACT III: MAKING OF ALTA SINFÓNICA
What is your meow like?
A sweet little short with Bella Hadid…
A hot 24 hours in New Orleans…
Another fun video with Chris Mann. I love putting amazing people together. My colleague and good friend Alan Friedman did the music on this sweet little tune.
ENOY AND ZOOM!
You can go here to watch and also donate:
Celebrity Comedy Benefit Supports Americares COVID-19 Response
It was a pleasure to be part of the production of this track with Chris Mann and Drew Nix for the Americares #itsnojoke comedy fundraiser. You can still watch the series and It Is well worth It.
You can also donate to the cause by texting to Give by texting “JOKE” to 20222 to donate $25 to benefit our Frontline healthcare heroes! Or donate any amount here: https://bit.ly/2WjYzzs.
I miss NY but my friends never stop. Inspired by my colleague and friend’s cousin Vin who volunteered to go to NY with a plane full of nurses from Atlanta. Co-producers Anthony DiMeiri and Chiara Gerek have been buying supplies and delivering them to volunteer nurses displaced from home but in NYC to give all they have.
Please help support this crew in getting basic supplies to these nurses.
You can read about the story and donate here:
New York for Nurses Fundraiser
Where it all started on Go Fund Me
When in solitude, use your time and get creative…
RIP Kenny Rogers – thank you for all the music!
Cat the Creative virus. Something from me to you while I am in solitude!
Proud to announce that “Chavela” has been announced as #1 documentary of the decade by Cine Arte Magazine!! This was a wonderful journey to be apart of and I am glad Chavela’s story will
Come join us in Austin for this beautiful gem of a story!!!
A group of wonderful woman who came together first in a home, to a studio and then to the streets to recreate the Chilean feminist collective LASTESIS’ (@lastesis) performance of “Un Violador En Tu Camino” (A Rapist Is In Your Path).
It was inspiring to be a part of this action and experience this group of women who united, listened, watched and learned the steps and lyrics of this chant in English and Spanish in order to perform it with great pride and in unification with many around the world.
This chant was created to confront all systems in the way of progress. Women are changing the dialogue of our patriarchy system as we move up to grab back our power. Making things happen despite the cemented barriers. Diversity of color and class is a necessity. Proud to be of this collective voice who performed in solidarity with the Chilean women’s crisis, our sisters here on our land in the US and beyond borders, and survivors all over the world. Thank you @rosemcgowan for introducing me to this amazing group of organizers and helping expand the megaphone to many others. Muchos gracias y much amor y abrazos por @lastesis for your match and the fire you have caused on an international level. Mad respect Mijas!! Super chido!!!!
Organized by: @yaratravieso @paolamendoza @sarahsophief @nelstamp @amberrosetamblyn
Photos and Video: @KishaBari @sandibachon @ginnysuss Carylanna Taylor and @opiegirl_bama . #lastesis #metoo #brownandproud #unityinnumbers #hermanasforvida
Had a great time working on this spot featuring “My Doorbell” by The White Stripes. #partyatthecoachhouse!
Always a good time around the holidays.
Always love working the holiday celebrations!
We are excited to annoyance that “Anaya” will be available via online and DVD 11/26/2019.
Had the extreme pleasure to music supervise this amazing story full of courage, strength and beauty. Get your tickets now and come help us celebrate Brian’s story!!
Very happy to share another video collaboration with Coach for their limited-edition collection designed by Michael B Jordan and inspired by Naruto, for his inaugural Coach Capsule Collection.
Director and Black Panther alum Rachel Morrison, along with Coach Producers Alanna Hernando and Megan Loop brought this brilliant creative to life.
In the final hours, Disco Cha Cha produced the little sweet beat at the back with Michael B. Jordan’s Darion Javon, Carver Green along with long time friend and colleague of Disco Cha Cha, Alan Friedman – a master of beats!
Front end sound design by Rob Ballingall, original music and creative producer Halle Petro – all of Sonic Union.
It took a Village, but a very talented one!!
“BattleScar” is back with Chapter 2 and 3. The full story premiered at Venice film festival and is coming your way. Here is a little trailer for ya!
A 1978 New York City punk rock story told by Rosario Dawnson, Directed by Martin Allais and Nico Casavecchia and Written by Nico Casavecchia and Mercedes Arturo!
Some Venice VR film coverage to peruse…
I am on the Golden Hornet Board, founded by Graham Reynolds and couldn’t be happier and more amazed by what we do. We get to make amazing projects happen!!
This is our next project that will cross borders in a time that doing so is one of the most political discussions around. It shouldn’t be and I am here to say let’s unite and let’s create!! That’s how life should be.
Doing fundraising for this kickstarter here. Thank you to those who have already donated! Love to everyone for the support! Copy and paste and dig a little…it’s worth every penny and there are incentives!
Surina & Mel. World Premiere at the Urban World Film Festival – get yours! super excited to be asked to music supervise the teaser for this wonderful pilot that is pushing boundaries and getting it known that us Brown people want shows about us too.
Crunchy Frog turned 25. For the occasion they organized and flew out a brilliant group of music super people, from all over, to introduce us to Danish music makers and celebrate all their bands. It was an amazing time in Copenhagen, Thank you for everything Crunchy!! #classphoto
Come join us for an inside look of Michael Kors new collection! Cleared a beauty for this one…
Watch the mini-doc now! Glorious minutes with Michael Kors by Director Alison Chernick.
Anya is soon to hit the masses on VOD. Also can be found at various screenings all over this amazing Earth. Follow info here!
More delicious ice cream coming your way. Produced another track with Marmosets!
Director Sophie Edelstein of RSA Films.
Häagen Dazs and Saatchi & Saatchi in the UK.
And music with the lovely Marmoset Music!
Celebrating prints with Michael Kors!
Kicking off summer with Michael Kors!
A delicious campaign that we got to produce the music for with some amazing people including:
Director Sophie Edelstein of RSA Films.
Häagen Dazs and Saatchi & Saatchi in the UK.
And music with the lovely Nylon Studios!
A music supervision pleasure to work on.
Happy Mothers Day!
I had a great time working on and working with Heavy as Texas in their
“King of Fools” video Directed by Mark Borchardt.
I can never say no to dancing!
The story started with a man and an idea, Anthony DiMieri, who then surrounded himself with a team of very intelligent and talented women producer movie makers, including writing partner Mia Sørensen, then cast one hell of a force as a lead, and now we have the #1 Webby Award Honoree for “Best Individual Performance” – BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Said best by Anthony… “Very proud to find that the #1 Webby Award Honoree for “Best Individual Performance” is one of our own, proving that you don’t need money, celebrity, or anyone’s permission to produce work on par with gigantic media conglomerates and Hollywood studios. You just need a great writing partner (@mia.sorensen), a decent credit card and some extraordinarily generous, talented friends and you can make your own #HollywoodDreams come true. Congratulations Masha King! And long live Bros the gift that keeps on giving.”
Was very sad to miss this special screening for cast and crew. But sending all my love to the dream team that put this together. Pushing all boundaries and stereotypes is the name of the game. Surina & Mel. will melt your hearts.
More info at Surina and Mel. Facebook
Loved doing this playlist for the online runway show. All the issues that music supervisors are made for, were explored for the runway.
Behind the scenes at Michael Kors mixed with some vintage Japanese disco tunes = best fun ever!!
Michael Kors Spring 2019 Launch Party Vibes
Congratulations to Martin Allais, Nico Casavecchia and AtlasV for their Annie nomination for Best Virtual Reality Production!!! Next chapters coming soon!!
Michael Kors “Resort 2019” Collection – Music Production
Explore the wonderful projects this organization develops and become a supporter!!
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Tis the season with Michael Kors!
A special re-mix project with Director Sophie Edelstein of RSA films.
It’s holiday time!!!!
A reminder to get out and vote!!
A fun collaboration of music and good manager fun – Come get it!
A joy to find the perfect track for Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop Effort!
Congrats Nico and Martin!!
Stay tune for more chapters!!
Wake up and dance into your dreams!
It’s Fall Time with MK. We got this little gem of a song on the scene…