Cocotazo Music, Deivito, and Aquino - Puerto Rico del Alma - EP

 
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A #GivingTuesday suprise! Here's a top secret project Cocotazo Music, Deivito, and I have been working on. It's an EP called Puerto Rico del Alma. Four remastered Aquino and Deivito songs about Puerto Rico - its history, its culture, and even some of its tasty foods (warning - don't listen while hungry). All proceeds from the sale of this album will go to ConPRmetidos, where 100% of donations will be used exclusively to provide long-term relief to the victims of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico.

If you have $4 and the ability to share this, please do. It would mean a lot to us, our families, friends, and our island.

Click the Bandcamp logo above or HERE to purchase.

Gracias. 🇵🇷 ❤ 🇵🇷

Aquino and Cocotazo Audio Theatre - Finalists for the Audio Verse Awards!

 
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I am so proud that our Cocotazo Audio Theatre audio drama productions are nominated as finalists for the Audio Verse Awards! Check out the categories below and please vote by going here.

The Last Call

Best Original Composition for a Self-Contained Dramatic Production
Best Audio Engineering for a
Self-Contained Dramatic Production
Best Production for a Self-Contained Dramatic Production

Rincón

Best Writing for a Self-Contained Dramatic Production
Best Production for a Self-Contained Dramatic Production


Something Inside That Head of Yours

Best Audio Engineering for a Self-Contained Comedic Production

Artists United for Puerto Rico Benefit was a success!

Artists United for Puerto Rico Benefit hosted by Step1 Theatre Project was a success! It was a packed house and they raised much needed funds for Puerto Rico. All proceeds will go toward the purchase, transport, and distribution of goods on the ground in Puerto Rico. Miss Puerto Rico, Genesis Davila and nonprofit organization Regular Hero will be working on getting the money raised into Puerto Rico! Check out some photos below.

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Artists United for Puerto Rico: A Hurricane Relief Benefit

Aquino will be participating in the Artists United for Puerto Rico: A Hurricane Relief Benefit on November 13. This will be a one-night only charity performance. All proceeds will benefit Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico.

From the Step1 Theatre Project event page on Facebook: "Join us as a team of dedicated artists perform various pieces of music, poetry, and staged readings celebrating Puerto Rican culture and examining Latinx issues. All proceeds from the event will be benefiting direct hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico."

Go here for more info and let me know if you're coming by visiting the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/121383121871985/

City Stars Review - [Q]Onstage

Aquino reminds us of the beauty of acoustic sound and the value of reaching out to make beautiful music as part of shared experience. His voice is clear and this storyteller transports you to experiences in your past, shared past and other’s experiences to bring us all closer together.
— Sherri Rase, [Q]Onstage

Check out the whole review from [Q]Onstage HERE. Thanks to Sherri and [Q]Onstage for their support of the arts!

Aquino nominated for Audio Verse Awards

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I've been nominated for some Audio Verse Awards. YAY! Here are the categories:

Best Original Composition for a Self-Contained Production
Blood Heart w/ Ernio Hernandez for The Last Call
Cape May Warbler for Hot Drinks
The C.A.T. Festival Theme Song for The Cocotazo Audio Theatre Festival

Best Original Composition for a Dramatic Production
Blood Heart w/ Ernio Hernandez for The Last Call
Cape May Warbler by for Hot Drinks
The C.A.T. Festival Theme Song for The Cocotazo Audio Theatre Festival

Best Audio Engineering for a self-contained Production
Hot Drinks
Rincón
Something Inside That Head of
The Last Call
Unforeseen Circumstance
Something Inside That Head of Yours

Best Audio Engineering for a dramatic Production
Hot Drinks
Rincón
The Last Call
Unforeseen Circumstance

Best Actor in a Role for a Self-contained Dramatic Production
as Ahote in The Last Call
as Hector in Rincón

Please vote by going here: http://www.audioverseawards.net/site/semi-finals-voting-form/

The Password is pancakes.

THANK YOU!


 

City Stars Introduction - Declan Remus

The next and last introduction goes to Declan Remus. Dex and I have been connected for roughly 20 years. We've always been each other's supporter. Whether it's music or biking for autism or just being a friend (cue the Golden Girls theme song) it's been a pleasure to have Dex in my life.

Dex has been playing guitar and writing music since the early 90's. He (and few other great friends of ours) started a band in college called Brandon's Art. (Get me drunk and you'll hear the demos.) Then there was a long stint of him playing in the Springsteen tribute band, Thunder Road. They toured the shore (and beyond). We reconnected about 8 years ago and Dex has been my right hand man when it comes to my music. I can't be more thankful for that. His tasty guitar work can be heard on the City Stars track "Milly" as well as a bunch of songs on my debut album, Giants Will Fall.

So make sure to venture out to the Bloomfield Public Library tomorrow at 2p for the City Stars - Album Release and to hear Dex lay down the law. Let us know if you're coming: https://www.facebook.com/events/371388376629142

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