On September 15th, the Trade Winds Kickstarter campaign reached its fundraising goal to bring the first tour to New Orleans and Carribean to fruition. Trade Winds is a series of improvised music collaborations that travel along the historic trade routes, exploring the history and evolution of music. Matt and filmmaker Laura Newman will travel deep into the heart of coastal cities along the triangle trade route of West Africa, East Coast of Brazil, Caribbean and the US to film collaborations with musicians, capture their story and seek to reveal a musical thread with common roots of rhythm and musical language. The Trade Winds Team is currently looking for musicians in New Orleans, Cuba, Jamaica and Dominican Republic to collaborate with. Contact Us >>
MGP presents a new project called Twenty One. 21 is 21 music collaborations across 21 days. Starting December 1st to December 21st, the sessions will be filmed, photographed, recorded and published online to the 21 blog that day at www.mgp21.com
21 will feature a 'who’s who' of the New York City global music scene creating one-of-a-kind music project. We will be crossing musical genres, featuring top talent from around the world, assembling musicians that may not usually work together and pushing for fresh ideas around the music. Be it Hip-Hop, Brazilian, Indian, Soul, R&B, Rock, Electronica, Classical, Spanish or Middle-Eastern, it's less about style and more about the creative connections made.
The session will consist of 1 or more tunes that will be professionally filmed, recorded in HD and edited daily. Bassist and Composer Matt Geraghty will be selecting the musicians, curating the collaborations, playing bass and arranging the sessions.