Listen to LIVING MY BEST LIFE!!! and come to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art tomorrow to see them perform it live at the Rockin’ Rockhill Street Party (1-4 pm).
Sixteen young talents from right here in Kansas City collaborated to create this beautiful song. It moves me every time I hear it because I can hear their identity and their growth in every measure.
Legendary producer Steve Berlin of Los Lobos was a production mentor to the recording, working two days in Kansas City with the youth. They celebrated this by performing with members of the Grammy winning mariachi group Flor de Toloache.
They wrote individually and wrote worked in teams (lyric team, arrangement team, production team) each adding their identity, musicianship and voices to this work of art.
They event created a media team and worked with Barkley to make the album art and press release. They called on local media to spread the word about their music.
This is just the beginning!!!!
Congratulations to Regina Del Carmen, Malek Looney, Saylor Fosburgh, Oliver Fosburgh, Nathanial Muñoz, Yasmin Silva, Angel Reyes, Tia Jones, Hector F. Alaniz, Nikolai Soendker, Jaden Preator, Kara Moulder, Isabella Burch, Aria Grinlinton, Jackson Harrison and Zion Mabin.
You all are amazing, I am so proud of you!!
Thank you Jessica Ayala for being a mentor and guiding their poetic ambitions.