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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 #18 - Stories and adventures of the NYC Subway Musicians

On this episode of the East Side Punks podcast music producers Roman Rojas and Fran Cathcart talk about musicians in the New York City subway. They also re-visit an interview of music producer Jamie Propp and his record Subplay that featured some of the best performers of the New York City subway. We also listened to a couple of songs played live by subway performer Mariko Morimoto.

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Eastside Punks #16 - The creative process of producing music for advertising and creative director Danilo Alvarez

On this episode of the Eastside Punks Podcast we talk about the process of what it takes to produce music for advertising. We also look back at an interview of veteran creative director Danilo Alvarez and his experience producing music for tv commercials.

Some of the agencies Danilo has worked for include: Yates World Wide, Disney’s Yellow Shoes, Accent Marketing, Young & Rubicam, and D Exposito & Partners. Danilo is currently creative director at Discovery Channel in New York City.

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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 #10 - Singer/Songwriter Karolina Rose Interview

We had the pleasure of interviewing this amazing up and coming indie artist in our New York City studios. 

About Karolina Rose:

Karolina Rose is a Polish-American singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, NYC. She was born and raised in Philadelphia to Polish parents and is musically inspired by Kate Bush, Debbie Harry and Madonna. Karolina made the decision to quit her career in the investment industry last year in order to commit to making music her full-time profession.

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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 #3 / Raw Travel TV's Robert Rose

In the wake of Anthony ourdain's unexpected passing we are dedicating this episode to him and his work. 

We sat down and talked to Robert Rose the producer, on camera talent and creator of the TV show Raw Travel TV. 

Raw Travel is a grass roots, independently produced syndicated television series that is currently in its 4th Season and can be viewed in the United States on 160 broadcast affiliates. 

The show currently ranks as the #1 rated authentic travel show on commercial TV in the United States. 

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Eastside Punks Podcast #2 - A Tribute To Ann Ruckert

In this episode of the Eastside Punks Podcast we celebrate the life and work on Ann Ruckert by re-visiting audio recordings of Ann talking about her work in music. 

On October 11th, 2014 musician and educator Ann Ruckert passed away. Her legacy will live for a long time in the lives of everybody she touched.

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