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Eastside Punks #22 / Musician Percussionist Jonathan Gomez Interview

28 year old percussionist Jonathan Gomez was born in Bogota, Colombia. There is no question as to why he has been able to take traditional Colombian music to popular venues around the US. His musical career began at the age of 5 at “Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Colombia” then continued at the “Pontificia Universidad Javeriana” where he gained a better understanding of world music.

He has performed in renown festivals such as Globalfest, Music of Colors (Detroit) and SXSW (Austin, TX) among others. He has also participated in the first Colombian musical presented at the Lincoln Center, “La Mas Grande Historia Jamas Cantada” and earned a Grammy Award with the Arturo O’farrill & his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. Jonathan has an extensive career in the salsa scene in Colombia as part of “La Real Charanga”, recording two productions and taking first place in “Salsa al Parque” and "Jazz al Parque”. He has had the opportunity of playing and recording with many well-known artists such as Luisito Carrión, Luis Felipe Gonzalez, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Kader Japonaise & Shwekey to name a few. Jonathan currently resides in New York City. 


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Eastside Punks #21 / Producer, Storyteller Trina Bardusco Interview

Trina Bardusco is an American-Venezuelan producer and director with fifteen years’ experience translating global culture into award-winning content for American audiences. She is passionate about innovative storytelling, championing multiculturalism and aspirational content for women. Trina has written, directed, produced and or co-hosted a total of nine web series for and about women in both English and Spanish, including 500+ videos for Yahoo en Español that were sponsored by Procter & Gamble. An experienced bilingual brand liaison for agencies, and show sponsors, she understands the art of authentic contextual integration into US Hispanic and global programs. 

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Eastside Punks #20 / 2018 Latin Music Review With Journalist/Musician Isabela Raygoza

Isabela Raygoza is a music journalist and musician. She’s also a contributor for Rolling Stone Magazine, Remezcla, the Latin Grammys and different music streaming services.

Isabella stopped by our studios and talked about the impact of Latin Music in 2018 in the US market. We also counted down Rolling Stone Magazine’s 10 Best Latin Albums of 2018 of which she was one of the contributing writers. We also talked about future trends and influential artists for 2019.

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Eastside Punks #15 - Music Publisher Juan Carlos Barguil Interview

Juan Carlos Barguil is a veteran music publisher and partner in the digital record label/publisher Sunflower Entertainment. In his years in music publishing he has worked with some of the biggest innovators in the music industry. Juan Carlos still runs Sunflower Entertainment with Jamar Chess in partnership with Spirit Music, one of the largest independent music publishers in the US.

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Eastside Punks #14 - Latin Grammy Award Winner Mireya Ramos of Mariachi Flor De Toloache Interview

2017 Latin Grammy winner Mireya Ramos of Mariachi Flor De Toloache came by the studio to co-write a song with Roman Rojas and Fran Cathcart of the Eastside Punks. We took this opportunity to interview her for our podcast.

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Eastside Punks #13 - Abner Monegro Interviews Roman and Fran

On this episode of the Eastside Punks Podcast Roman Rojas and Fran Cathcart reverse rolls, from interviewers to interviewees! Veteran music business manager Abner O. Monegro guest hosts the Eastside Punks Podcast and interviews Roman and Fran. 

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Eastside Punks Podcast #12 - The Great John Benitez

Music producer/composer Roman Rojas and singer songwriter Sharin Toribio of www.eastsidepunks.com go back in time to a 2007 interview with legendary Grammy Award winning musician/composer/arranger John Benitez. They also listen and react to some of the commercial music Roman Rojas produced a few years ago with John Benitez and talk about his incredible contribution to the arts. 

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Eastside Punks #11 - Singer Songwriter Sharin interview

Roman Rojas of Eastsidepunks had an amazing conversation with singer/songwriter Sharin Toribio. 

A little about Sharin. 

Tampa, Florida native and student vocalist Sharin Toribio began performing at age six, composing at age nine, and earning awards and accolades in her teens. When she was 20, she was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She survived seven months of chemotherapy and clinical trials and today is cancer-free.

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Eastside Punks Podcast #9 - Musician and Songwriter Travis Nilan

Singing as a portrait with Steven Tyler on a Skittles commercial, winning the Abe Olman Scholarship, playing Peter Parker on an off Broadway show in New York City, writing the theme song for one of Telemundo Deportes World Cup 2018 shows, collaborating with an ex FC Barcelona soccer superstar on a song, Travis Nilan seems to do it all! We sat down with Travis who happens to be one of our producers/writers here at Eastside Punks and talked about his career in music. 

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Eastside Punks Podcast #8 - Musician Mariko Morimoto Interview

Even before Mariko Morimoto was handed her first acoustic guitar at 15, she knew she wanted to pursue music. Although she spent the first five years of her life in Japan, Mariko grew up in the suburbs of Boston, where she was lured and encouraged by the local music scene. She began actively songwriting during her high school years, and her took her aspirations to New York soon thereafter. 

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Eastside Punks Podcast #7 - Max Bolotov of Koncept VR Interview

On this episode of Eastside Punks Podcast music producer Roman Rojas and music business manager Abner Monegro talked to Max Bolotov, VR Account Director and Executive Producer at Koncept VR In New York City. KVR is one of the top virtual reality production companies in New York. Some of their clients include: Conde Nast Traveler, Broadway's Aladdin, Broadway's School Of Rock, Cavit Wines, Covia, New York Times, Jay Leno's Garate among others. 

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Eastside Punks Podcast #6 - Musician Adam Stoler Interview

We spent time with musician Adam Stoler and we talked about his life on the road and life experiences that have shaped his music. 

Not just another sideman, Adam continues to break barriers through his own work as a performer, guitarist, producer, and his continued cross-genre artistry and collaborations with top artists around the world.

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