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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)
I’m super excited to have been asked to play records at this second coming of the EXTRA ANCESTRAL show, hosted by LA’s young percussion master, Kahlil Cummings and his CAPOFRESH brand. The evening features Kahlil’s new CAPOFRESH ENSEMBLE project, a ‘supergroup’ made up of some of his favorite local players, as well as BLOCO OBINI, the all-female bloco afro he both leads and instructs. As an extra treat, all the way from Australia, Mr. Quetzal Guerrero aka QVLN, joins the festivities as the evening’s special guest performer! Dance performances by Daunte Fyall, Jahanna Blunt, Rachel Hernandez and Rosangela Silvestre round out the evening but who knows, there are probably more surprises in store!