AR Ferdinand’s single, “On My Mind” was featured on KEXP’s El Music That Matters Podcast – an extension of their show El Sonido. The mix featured music from 14 Latin American countries in celebration of KEXP’s Hispanic Heritage Month programming. Huge thanks to DJ Chilly for the love.
The progressive media website, Remezcla, recently featured Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador on an article written by Yara Simon.
“When it comes to El Salvador, the media mostly focuses on the violence, gangs, and poverty that makes life difficult for many. And while it’s true that these things are a part of the country, they shouldn’t wholly define this, or any, nation,” writes Simon.
As long time fans of Remezcla, we can’t put into words how honored we are to have our first documentary featured. Thank you Remezcla! Read the full story here
In 2019, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will be the official host for the premiere of “Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador,” a documentary project about a grassroots arts movement in the country of El Salvador.
About Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador
Normandie Records presents, Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador, a documentary production highlighting the grassroots arts movement currently taking place in El Salvador.
Without history of a sustainable arts economy or assistance from the government to nurture its national art, Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador will shine a light on the inspiring story of a collective who has single-handedly brought independent music to national prominence. With no signs of slowing down, they are redefining how the rest of the world perceives their homeland.
The documentary takes you into the heart of this movement with exciting interviews, behind the scenes footage, and an exclusive look into the lives of these artists.
A story decades in the making, Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador is scheduled to premiere at MOLAA in 2019 as part of a 2 day festival at the museum featuring live music, food, meet and greets, panels, and much more.
This year for Echo Park Rising, we’re hosting two nights of live music with some of our favorite bands. Co-hosted by Los Animales, CA August 17th and August 18th will feature curated nights by us as well as live vinyl DJ sets by Sonido Del Valle.
Today we release Centro America Tape 1 in collaboration with Indie Collective. We are excited to bring this diverse compilation to life. Working alongside this collective for this project has been a true pleasure and we are honored as a record company to be able to bring this to life. Order yours from our online store today!
Normandie Records is excited to announce an upcoming project with Indie Collective from El Salvador & Central America. For the last couple of years this special collective of trailblazers has been redefining the landscape for independent musicians all across Central America, and we’ll be bringing some of their music your way! Stay tuned!
Click the Bandcamp player below to listen to a demo of “Rose and Pane” as Nicolette Smith prepares for her first full length release in 2018. Featured on the track is Jamie John Guerrero and Ajay Awasthi.