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.
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.