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Milagro Asi Es La Vida

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Uploaded on Jun 30, 2009

Milagro ~ Asi es la Vida and was inspired by Narada Michael Walden in his studio while mentoring my co-authors and at the time PB&JAMMers who were about to go off to college in Florida and Los Angeles. When Narada asked the boys to show him what they got they calmly pulled out their laptop and started playing some beats for him. While I was out of the way quietly allowing the boys to have their time with our PB&JAMM Shaman, a new beat that I had never heard before started to play and the words just started spilling out of my mouth into our small universe. Narada stopped us all and had us play that again and he challenged me to sing louder, so naturally I did. He said There you have it, you have a hit song right there. Go out and write itso we did. In two weeks we completed the demo, which I shared with Narada at dinner five days before I moved to Tokyo to perform under contract for four months. He said he liked it it wasnt bad and encouraged me to keep at it. In that moment I vowed we would complete not only the track itself but a music video as well, although at the time I had no idea how I would be able to finance the project. I decided not to worry about thatfor now. As the lyricist I was inspired by my childhood memories of family celebrations, even during times of financial challenges or personal heartache, I was taught, that life goes on asi es la vida so dust yourself off, get up enjoy the music and just keep dancing no matter whatso I try to do just that!

THE MUSIC VIDEO

As our fearless leader & director, Channing Kennedy so eloquently put it We want this video to resonate with people about the dance & celebration called LIFE and we want it to SCREAM San Francisco! And what else screams SF more than earthquakes and a diverse, eclectic community of dancers and party goers?! Channing was hired on the spot and was given total creative control over the project except for my one-and only-no-negotiations-will-not-budge request. I did not want this video to be reflective of all the other cookie cutter-like music videos out there but I wanted to showcase a video filled with vibrant, joyous, REAL beautiful people, family friends of all ages colors, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, lifestyles and backgrounds as diverse as in my real life. Just like my real life this was truly a FAMILY and COMMUNITY affairwithout whom NONE of this would be possible!

Milagro
"Milagro (Asi es la Vida)"
WAAAHOO Productions / milagromusic.com / channingkennedy.com
SONG CREDITS

Song written by: Carmen Gonzalez, Rocco Bovo, Steven Zhu
Performed by: Carmen Milagro, Rocco Bovo and the MILAGRO Band
Produced by: Marquinho Brasil at MoonDog Studios, Alameda, CA
Engineered by: Marquinho Brasil, Brad Belknap, Jara Queeto and Andrew Leavitt
Mix & mastered by: Jim Reitzel

Lead vocals: Carmen Milagro
Trumpet and Background Vocals: Rich Armstrong
Percussion: Marquinho Brasil
Keys: Jara Queeto
Guitar: Jojo Styles
Bass: Ray Uribes
Drums: Matt Willis
Guest Vocals: Rocco Bovo

Background vocals & international voices:
Rich Armstrong
Marquinho Brasil
Lisa Baty
Kathy Schmidt
Giovanna Queeto
Tamiko Ishidate
"Milagro Kids"

VIDEO CREDITS

filmed on location at Hacienda de Bovo, Pacifica CA
April 4, 2009
location provided by Mike Bovo

Directed and edited by: Channing Kennedy

Cameras:
Dylan Romero
Larry Cheuk

Production Assistants:
Patrick Van Wye
Nader Assemi
Jessica Lansdon

Choreography by A Little Tango alittletango.com
Choreographer: Amy Little
Assistant: Lisa Martin

Our talented lovely and handsome dancers:
Michelle Ito
Caroline Kuntz
Steve Hamilton
Roksana Azarbaijani
Caera Aislingeach
Gina Gutierrez
Patricia Held
Michael Leavell
Rona Siddiqui
Calvin Hamilton
Nicole Roberts
Candice Osako
Hailey Laserna
Katie Kimball

Special Guest:
Donna Sachet donnasachet.com

"Our Heroes" from Colma Fire Department Station #85 (Engine #86)
Mark Goodman
Anthony Fisicaro
Jeremiah Cadigan
Randy Bunther
Gabriel Quintero
Carlos Escalante
Manny Lara

Makeup and Photography: Liliana Aranda of StarstruckPix.com
Carmen Milagro's jewelry by DanaGraft.com

More special party guests:
Miguel Bustos
Alex Rivera
Mary Rose Walls
Kathy Schmidt
Giovanna Queeto
Quest Queeto
Sole Queeto
Dana Graft
Sofia Graft
Vivian Graft
Christopher Bovo
Vito Bovo
Michael Locascio
Carmen O'Keefe
Julia Gales

Shoot Operations:
Darlene Dumpit
Bonnie Tomek
Sally Gaines
Len Gaines
Steven Richards
Denise Richards

Catering by Carroll's Catering carrollsmeats.com

Special thanks to Drew Stephens of RDMStudios.com
and Kurt Kunselman of chameleonmusic.com

A Channing Kennedy Video Production for WAAAHOO Productions.

  • Music

    • "Milagro (Asi es la vida) (feat. Rocco Bovo)" by Rocco Bovo, Rich Armstrong, Marquinho Brasil, Jara Queeto, Jojo Styles, Matt Willis, Carmen Milagro (Google PlayAmazonMP3eMusiciTunes)
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  • License

    • Standard YouTube License

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