MP3 The Iambic Dream Project - Identity Crisis: Aliens, Beduins, And Leos
The poetic brainchild of songwriters, producers, and vocalists waël k. & raz kennedy, this eclectic cd blends cutting edge lyrics with alternative music, fusing elements of rock, funk, jazz, world music, and pop.
13 MP3 Songs
POP: with Live-band Production, POP: with Electronic Production
The Iambic Dream Project proves that the San Francisco Music Scene is alive and well. The poetic brainchild of songwriters, producers, and vocalists Waël K. & Raz Kennedy, "Identity Crisis: Aliens, Beduins, and Leos" is a wonderfully eclectic CD that blends cutting edge lyrics & storytelling with an impressive variety of music, fusing elements of Rock, Funk, Jazz, World Music, and Pop.
The album features more than 50 Singers, Musicians, and Engineers who have worked with Santana, Tracy Chapman, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin, Bobby McFerrin, Celine Dion, The Weather Girls, Metallica, Whitney Houston, Tori Amos, Ritchie Havens, Counting Crows, Tuck & Patti, Mariah Carey, Fleetwood Mac, Roy Rogers, Voicestra, AFI, and many others.
Often from a Gay Perspective, the songs tap into social & emotional issues, personal relationships, loss, and the importance of dreams. It''s all here: Gay Male Prostitution ("The Boys of the Blvd."), Gay/Straight Unrequited Love ("Torch Song"), Wrong Relationships ("Gemini"), Infatuation ("Hero Worship"), Wild Party Girls ("July Rose"), A Collage for Depression ("Blue"), The Importance of Dreams & Creativity (Insomniacs Dream (I.D.)" & "I Could Be Free"), The Joys & Comforts of Celibacy ("Flying Solo"), Loss ("Angelina"), Mistaken Identities ("Mistaken Identity"), Raw Sexuality ("Sweet Desire # 2"), and Spiritual Journeys ("The Trails of Nepal (Trail 1)").
The album features 38 Bay Area and L.A. singers and musicians. The featured performers are as varied as the songs themselves, and they include: Raz Kennedy; a founding member of Voicestra (pls. see bio below)*, Shana Morrison; Van Morrison''s daughter & a great performer in her own right, Linda Tillery; founder of The Cultural Heritage Choir, Jeanie Tracy, Lynn Asher, Brett Abramson of Tainted Love, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Zoë Ellis, Caitlin Cornwell, Jordan Omley, and Waël K.
Our songs were most recently performed at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, The Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA, the Jazzschool, (that''s how they spell it), in Berkeley, CA, and 9 out of the 13 tracks are being played on the radio.
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*Raz Kennedy''s Bio: Raz Kennedy is a renowned vocal producer and vocal coach whose clients include; Hillary Duff (Lizzie Maguire), Davey Havoc of AFI, Adam Duritz and members of Counting Crows, members of Metallica, Lars Frederiksen & Tim Armstrong of Rancid, Los Tigres Del Norte, Shana Morrison, Stroke 9, KGB, Ian Sefchick, formerly of Creeper Lagoon, and hit producer Narada Michael Walden. Kennedy has produced vocal tracks for A*Teens, Noelle Hampton, essence, Waël K., Forest Sun, and Lynn Asher, among others. Kennedy has also worked with Bobby McFerrin, Todd Rundgren, Jerry Harrison, Michael Urbano, Linda Tillery, Rhiannon, Toni Childs, Kenny Loggins, Bonnie Hayes, and Joel Harrison. Kennedy is a former jazz concert promotor booking local, national and international artists. He served on the Board of Governors at the Recording Academy''s San Francisco Chapter organizing local seminars and clinics with an emphasis on vocal production. As a music educator, Kennedy is a long-time faculty member at three leading community musical institutions; Blue Bear School of American Music, Jazzschool, and The East Bay Center for The Performing Arts.