Special thanks to Thomas Deneuville for inviting us to be featured on I Care If You Listen and for putting together this video. Also thanks to Darren Solomon for allowing us to rehearse and record at the amazing studio. Looking forward to our concert on April 4th at The Tank!
I just heard Ray Barretto's "El Watusi" on Columbia University's WKCR and was struck by how the piano riff is similar to the electronic riff in Tego Calderon's "Punto y Aparte." The songs are in different keys but the ostinato pattern creates the same grounding effect. It's amazing that forty years exists between both songs yet each one is as equally powerful today.
I am so happy to have found an excellent photographer for artists. Today I had new headshots taken by Ronald Andrew Schvarztman, composer/artist/photographer extraordinaire. I usually feel a bit awkward in front of a camera but Ronald put me at ease in the beginning of the shoot by suggesting different poses and postures. He even graciously listened to three hours of reggaeton that I had chosen for background music. Because he is a musician and artist himself, Ronald knows exactly what is needed for a professional artist's portfolio. I highly recommend him for anyone in the New York area!
Here are some photos from the session: