A Latin Explosion at BMI’s November Acoustic Lounge

Posted in News on November 6, 2008

LOS ANGELES, November 5, 2008 – BMI’s November edition of the Acoustic Lounge series provided an evening devoted to Latin sounds. This installment featured performances by Uruguay’s Paula Lobos, who brought her r&b and pop stylings; Nati and Darwin of Vanaz, who provided soulful ballads as well as upbeat pop tunes; and La Marisoul and Gloria Estrada of Los Angles-based Latin group La Santa Cecilia, who served a unique blend of sounds rooted in Spanish music. The Acoustic Lounge showcase is held on the first Monday of each month at Genghis Cohen (740 N. Fairfax Avenue in Hollywood) and is free and open to the public.

photo Shown at the Acoustic Lounge (l-r): Keyboardist Todd Christopher Soto; Paula Lobos; La Santa Cecilia’s Gloria Estrada and La Marisoul; BMI’s Marissa Lopez; Vanaz’s Nati and Darwin; and BMI’s Delia Orjuela.

The Acoustic Lounge is one of many opportunities BMI offers to artists to showcase their talent in front of their peers and a supportive audience. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun, offering a great opportunity to network with other aspiring and working singer/songwriters. For established writers, it provides a chance to monitor new musical trends and be involved in the grass-roots/DIY musical movement.

photo Paula Lobos, La Santa Cecelia and Vanaz on stage. (Photo by Marlene Meraz)