CAP UCLA TUNE IN FESTIVAL
Our piece in the CAP UCLA Tune In Festival is called Baltimore…New Beginnings.
It’s a series of ten black and white videos of new songs all filmed here in Baltimore during late summer 2020. The music and videos were all recorded live in various locations around Charm City.
Musical guests include kora player Amadou Kouyate, Nepali superstar Prem Raja Mahat, The Beat Box Dads, Conjunto Bruja, and The Smithereens of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.
We feel like this might be the best expression yet of who we are and where we’re coming from as a musical couple. Here’s the link.
Dan + Claudia
THE SONG BOOK IS NOW AN ALBUM
Or record, or whatever it’s called. In any case, our new book Dan Zanes’ House Party: A Family Roots Music Treasury is now an official 64 song compilation album released on Festival Five Records. The songs were collected last year in various playlists but they’re now available in this easier-to-find and play format. If you have the book and the record, there’s nothing to stop you from creating an incredible family or neighborhood band. LINK HERE And if you don’t have the book but just want to listen to some handmade modern day social music... here you go.
The SOCIAL ISOLATION SONG SERIES
When our Covid-19 related sheltering-at-home began in early March we decided that we’d create a daily video of a song for as long as the need to remain at home was in place.
We called this our “Social Isolation Song Series” but a funny thing happened: once we started putting these songs out we didn’t feel so isolated! People began sending us beautiful messages and requests, sharing the videos with friends and family, following us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and letting us know that they were using the songs as a starting point for making their own music.
So we changed the name. It’s now called "The Social Music Song Series.”
Please join join us as we bring you daily musical offerings of old and new songs from near and far, songs for people of all ages.
Here’s the link for the YouTube channel and you can also find the songs on FaceBook and Instagram.
We hope that you are safe and sound and finding ways to move through this difficult and uncertain time.
We love you and we’re here with you.
Dan + Claudia