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Pete Carma, I'm a totally nonprofit supporter of Indie Music!

My purpose in having this blog is to, yes, bring you all the music of the great Indie Artists in NYC....but...
My bigger mission is to help you get to know the personality of the artists, see them as I know them~~
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Friday

StreetcredMusic: Vanessa Calderon, Daniel Diosdado: Film Makers, Creators.

Film: 
 A film, also called a movie, motion picture or photo play, is a series of still images which, when shown on a screen, creates the illusion of moving images due to the phi phenomenon.

This optical illusion causes the audience to perceive continuous motion between separate objects viewed rapidly in succession. A film is created by photographing actual scenes with a motion picture camera.

There you have it, all you need to make a film, subjects and a camera. Anyone can do it.
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You can do it from your heart, with passion, devotion, precision and make it your life's work. 
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Best Actress, 
Vanessa Calderon 

Enjoy, her work in, the award winning film:: 'Insania' 

Vanessa Calderon, Nomada Films
 And ...Director, creator Daniel Diosdado who works 'hand in hand' with Vanessa.

Daniel Diosdado, Nomada Films
Here is a wonderful short film from Daniel, 'For You'
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In addition to the great work above, Vanessa, and Daniel have a new project, called 'DeMotionAct'
....which you will be hearing more about on this blog:: 'Stay Tuned'

Recently at Rags Etc.#2 at TheHiveNYC

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Sunday

StreetcredMusic: SheSaid~HeSaid. Greta Panettieri & Satchmo

 I can't think of any others I've seen who are as comfortable on stage with Jazz, and improvisation, and making people smile than these two musicians.

This appearance by the Diva, Greta Panettieri was on Italian TV after the Paris attacks.
....and a message to make it a better world in 2016.

SheSaid:: Video:: 'What A Wonderful World'

Greta Panettieri
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HeSaid:: The legendary 'Satchmo'... Video:: 'What A Wonderful World'


'What a Wonderful World'
 ... is a song written by Bob Thiele (as "George Douglas") and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967 as a single, which topped the pop charts in the United Kingdom.

Thiele and Weiss were both prominent in the music world (Thiele as a producer and Weiss as a composer/performer). Armstrong's recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Intended as an antidote for the increasingly racially and politically charged climate of everyday life in the United States, the song also has a hopeful, optimistic tone with regard to the future, with reference to babies being born into the world and having much to look forward to.

The song was initially offered to Tony Bennett, who turned it down.

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StreetcredMusic: "The Best Song Since The Blog"

Regina from Jersey City asks: "Since you started the blog what's the best song you have heard from all the indie artists"?
I have to make full disclosure here, for a question like that I eliminate my immediate family, cause it would not be fair because I love everything they write~ (Family being Yula Beeri and the Diva, Greta Panettieri)

There are three songs that I say are the best, WHY?? Because I love them all for many reasons. First thing, they all paint a picture in my mind as I listen to them, and BTW, I have listened to them hundreds of times. Secondly, they all are a perfect match... lyrics and melody.

 Here they are in alphabetical order:and BTW, the albums these great tunes come from are wonderful also:
'Changing Spaces' by MaryC  
An R&B tune that speaks to a break up, and sung as only a NYC songstress can.
"One mistake is all it takes, you could hear the sound of my heart break" 


'Landing Gear'..by Abby Ahmad
One of the best protest songs ever written.
 "Hold your breath kids, cause greed in airborne"

 'Rabid Girl'...by Kalen
....literally creates a 'snap shot' of New York's lower east side, with the tempo of the metropolis.
 "Delancey liquor store refused to serve her more, cops are on the way, she's a regular they say"

















Kalen
There UGO, my favs. But guess what, I have some of the new music that will be released soon from some of NYC's finest...AND I may be adding some new favs to this list!! Stay tuned!!
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 Listen here::: Abby Ahmad
Listen here::: Kalen

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Wednesday

StreetcredMusic: 2015, 'It Was A Very Good Year'

2015, it was 'all good'. I attended many wonderful events at TheHiveNYC. Live stage, art, and live music.TheHive is totally non profit, like this blog, and they rely on the talented young artists who share in all the projects, and the donations of people like me who enjoy their work.

'Peer Gynt' at TheHive
Performances by Yula and the eXtended Family
 This blog maintains a continuing relationship with everyone at TheHive, and the wonderful events they produce...looking forward to 2016!
Here is a Video recorded and filmed at TheHive~~ 'Dot X' by Yula &TheXFM

Speaking of TheHive it was there I got to see the wonderful Tessa Lena 
perform for the first time in 2015. She is an experimental musician, creative as hell, a great vocalist and performance artist..AND she fights for independent thinking as well as indie music. Tessa has a new album that will be coming in early 2016. I have heard a sample, GREAT!


Tessa Lena
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Putting people together and meeting new artists is what this blog is all about. Let me re~introduce you to another... I met Keren Botaro this year, and went to several of her gigs for the first time in 2015. She's a monster vocalist, with a marvelous stage presence, and a fun person.

Keren and her band

Keren Botaro
Video:: Keren: 'The Only One'
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"Amazing women" How many times have you heard that on this blog?? Well here is one I met this summer, a friend of "the amazing" Lara Bello. 

Get to know and enjoy an exciting, vibrant all around great performer/actress/dancer, Vanessa Calderon

Vanessa, With Lara Bello


Vanessa Calderon


Vanessa Calderon
 Video:: Vanessa, 3'30" DK
 The short film directed by Daniel Diosdado is a sharp and furious critic to hypocrisy and praise to vulnerability; those things that scare us and force us to make many mistakes.
So pleased to meet her in 2015.
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>>2015, is the year I got most of my Documentary Film edited. A bit more to go!

Working with Emilly Ben Ami & Sam Teichman 'StreetcredMusic'
 
Here's a clip:: 'The Diva' NYC
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2015: I was contacted by RKC Radio, Paris. 
They asked me if I would like to play 2 hrs of my Indie Music family each week on their airwaves that reach 144 countries!! So of course I said yes! ...and they are the real deal when it comes to supporting indie music of ALL genre. So please listen in and go and follow their efforts on the link above...Thanks!


 >>2015, I lost some of my favorite 'hang out' ladies this year.>>>

Kayce Laine Moved to Nashville, good for her!!


Video:: Kayce Laine, 'Better Than Okay'
Here's more about her move:: 'Kayce to Nashville'
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Sonia Montez moved to Seattle, a great move for her family! Gonna miss our brunches :(


Video Sonia & The Henry Street Players::'AveryJane'
Gonna miss both, fun people!!!

And, Clara Lofaro ..went on "TILT"

'My2cents'....I would just like to express how much joy and trust you all have given to me, as we enter the new year I wish for you all, joy and happiness in return.


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Thursday

StreetcredMusic: Kayce Laine, 're-booting' her career.

Music aside, one of the nicest, sweetest, and intelligent young women I have ever met, is leaving New York City.
Kayce Laine

 Kayce Laine is the third songstress from my 'inner circle' to leave NYC in the last year. She will be moving to Nashville, that's Tennessee y'all. Part of the reason for her departure is a common event in NYC now, the absolute price gouging in the cost of renting an apartment. (Williamsburg, Bklyn)

However the career change will be great for Kayce though...I think she will have more breathing room. She is planning to release a song and possibly a video each month, after getting settle in.
She will be working with producer, Tim Brennan.

Not to worry me and Kayce will be in touch forever and you will get all her great new creations here....and NYC will always be a destination for her in the future, and maybe we can do some gigs together.
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Some great memories, Erin Pellnat, Kayce and Greta Panettieri, at The Bitter End..


Me and Kayce at TheHiveNYC


Video:: Kayce: '5 AM Light'

....and just last week she was one half of this blogs 'Photo of the Year' for 2015, with Erin.

Photo of the Year 2015.
 Gonna miss you Mamacita!! Knock em dead down there!!! xo Love!  Much Love.

You can follow Kayce's  Facebook page here
             ..her bandcamp:  HERE!


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Wednesday

StreetcredMusic: 1 Diva + 1 Lara = 2 Euros.

 Music: There are no barriers. As long as love and beauty and talent are present, language is no obstacle.

The Diva: Greta Panettieri 

 An Italian Jazz Classic::Video: 'Brava' 
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Lara:: Lara Bello 

A classic beauty from, Granada, Spain: Video: 'A Mais Bonita' 


Follow: them on FB: Greta Panettieri   
                           FB: Lara Bello


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Monday

StreetcredMusic: Svetlana Shmulyian & The Delancey Five, New Release

A new release will be available mid January, from one of New York City's most popular bands.
Svetlana and The Delancey Five

Here is a look at the production:: Video: Night At The Speakeasy

Svetlana::
 "No other band on the hot jazz and swing scene would do a song in Russian, I'm interested in songs in any genre. I wanted to write and record songs that you could dance to but that you could also listen to on the radio, in the car, or wherever. It's music that makes you smile."
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I have seen Svetlana and her 'Five' live, and they put on a great 'swingin' show, they are the real deal.

Here is where you can catch them next:: 

Upcoming Svetlana & The Delancey Five Performances:
Jan. 15 / BBKings / New York, NY 
Dec. 15 / MTA Subway Swing Party / New York, NY
Dec. 25 / Zinc Bar / New York, NY 
Jan. 11 / Mezzrow Jazz Club / New York, NY
Jan 13. / Urbo Gotham Club / New York, NY
 
Svetlana & The Delancey Five Weekly Residences:
Monday / Back Room / New York, NY
Wednesday / Bedford Hall / Brooklyn, NY
 
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StreetcredMusic: 2015 Photo of the Year Winner!

It's that time of year again. Time for me to pick the StreetcredMusic 'Photo of the Year' for 2015.

Remember it's not the quality of the photo that is most important, it's what the picture captures.
The time and place, events and the emotion it provokes with me, that matter most.

There were 21 photos in all. here is the winner::

Kayce Laine   and   Erin Pellnat
 It was a snowy night in New York City, in January. We were at The Garage for a Champian Fulton gig, and the 'deep dark' secrets were filling the air, and some 'good' gossip too, fun night!

I lifted my phone aimed and clicked, it took all of 2 seconds to capture this Gem!!

Thanks Sistas!!  

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