Puerto Rico in the immediate aftermath of hurricane Maria. We speak with its leading musicians and members of the arts community on how they are surviving, coping, and using music to help get through this humanitarian catastrophe. Guests include Wilma Colon, a former director at the conservatory of music in San Juan (who took this photo and made the recording the musicians who gather in the public square every afternoon to perform to help keep everyone's spirits up). We also speak with Gary Nuñez of Plena Libre, Nelie Lebron of Paracumbe, plus professor Wilson Valentin at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, Juan Gutierrez of Los Pleneros de la 21, and more. Special thanks to Rachel Faro and Steve Heath whose work helped make this episode possible.
After much anticipation, Problem has released his Separation follow up - S2. The project is packed with all-star features and highlights new talent next up.
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Audiomack is proud to present the Drill Symphony with Chief Keef. Always moving music forward, the Drill Symphony was filmed at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. With an enchanting ensemble - Summer Swee-Singh on piano, Camille Miller and Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi on violin, Tim Richardson on viola, Eru Matsumoto on cello, and Jon Brick on drums - recording by Jaime Sickora, mixed/arranged/composed by John Cleary, and the whole process shot out by Erikson Corniel, Chief Keef's classics are given new life.