I’m honored to have had a part in promoting the newly released song and video, Georgia On My Mind. This collaboration among East LA Latinx son jarocho band, Las Cafeteras, singer/violinist QVLN, and Tucson’s Sergio Mendoza (Orkesta Mendoza), flips the classic and beloved Ray Charles rendition into a cumbia-fied, beat-heavy, hi-hat laden affair aimed at turning out Black and Latino voters for Georgia’s critical runoff elections in early January.
A special shout out goes to my brother, deejay/producer degruvme, of La Junta LA for his excellent production work given the short timeline to develop and complete the project, as well as to everyone involved in the project.
Be sure to check out the full video on the Las Cafeteras YouTube channel and share it far and wide. Follow @newgeorgiaproject to stay informed.
Las Cafeteras featuring QVLN (@qviolin) & Sergio Mendoza (@orkestamendoza). Additional vocals by Beth Goodfellow (@beth_goodfellow)
Music produced by degruvme (@degruvme) Mixed & mastered by Mariano Herrera / El Dusty (@eldusty)
Video directed by Roberto Escamilla-Garduno (@roberto director) & Giovanni Solis (@_giosolis) Produced by Hector Flores (@chuchumbe) & Associate Producer Cynthia Fuentes (@lafuentes13)
Cover Photo by Jessica Lopez (@la_masala)
Cover design by Glenn Red (@glennzenn10)