"LUZ", A NEW CD/DVD AND CONCERT BY COSTA RICAN COMPOSER!
A project by Costa Rican "Jazz Composer/Producer of the Year (2006 and 2011). "LUZ",a new CD, DVD and a performance @ www.lobero.com
I write to you to in order to inform you about my Kickstarter project, This project, entitled “LUZ”, is really three projects in one, since it entails the production and release of a new CD with new compositions, a DVD of two recent performances in Costa Rica, and a release concert of both at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA, a beautiful venue in a city which has been my home town for the last 38 years.
For those of you who do not know me, I am a composer/percussionist from Costa Rica. I came to the USA in 1974. Since then, I have been able to make a living as an artist, performing in some of the best Jazz festivals and venues in the world. I have many recordings, both, in the USA and abroad, often earning numerous accolades from the music media worldwide. My first project was "COSTA RICA-COSTA RICA", a recording commissioned in 1980 by the Costa Rican government. My latest release, “INVISIBLE (2010), is a conceptual project created in dedication to the poor, the sick, the homeless, the true “Invisible” ones of the world. I was given an ACAM award by the Costa Rican Society of Authors and Composers as “Jazz Composer and Producer of the Year” for this newest recording. The same was true for my 2006 CD“VIDA”.
“LUZ” (light), my new CD, will be a group of compositions recently written, inspired by the concept of enlightenment, of darkness and light as paths, not as opposites, about the capacity of humans to freely choose to navigate from one to the other at any time and about the fact that it is through alternating between them that we find meaning. I am hoping to release the “LUZ” CD in January of 2013
In 2011, I was invited to participate at a TED conference in San José, Costa Rica. That was a very important performance for me, since it marked the return to my homeland for the first time in almost 20 years. In March of this year I was invited once again to perform in Costa Rica, this time at the International Festival of the Arts (FIA). We were able to film those two performances in HD. The FIA concert, where I collaborated with several American and Costa Rican musicians, was filmed in its entirety by the wonderful Costa Rican filmmaker Mario Cardona and his team, (http://www.zenentertainment.tv/directores/cardona.html). That performance took place at a building that for years housed the main prison in the country, now converted into a beautiful children’s museum. A DVD of both concerts, plus some extra footage, will be the second part of my “LUZ” Kickstarter project.
Finally, I will be producing a concert at the Lobero Theatre (www.lobero.com), a beautiful venue in Santa Barbara, CA, on April of 2013, marking the release of both the CD and the DVD. This will be the third item of this “Luz” Kickstarter triad. This concert will offer me the opportunity to share the results of a project that will have taken 3 years to complete. I will be sharing it first with our hometown audience, which has supported me as an artist, unconditionally, for decades, and then with the rest of the world.
I recently finished writing all the music for “LUZ”, I have in my possession all the raw footage for the DVD, and I have a date for the concert (April 17, 2013). With your help I will be able to finish it all. I thank you in advance for your support, and hope to hear from you soon.
Luis J Muñoz Inc. / Pelin Music PO Box 30943 Santa Barbara, CA 93130 Ph: (805) 451-6196 Fax: (805) 569-1257 E-mail: email@example.com www.luismunoz.net http://luisjournal.blogspot.com/ www.cityhallrecords.com
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