We had the good fortune of spending the day with Ranee Ramaswamy, founder and co-artistic director of the Ragamala Dance Company. She is a Choreographer and Principal Dancer along with her creative partner (and daughter) Aparna Ramaswamy. Their performers merges the rich traditions and deep philosophical roots of their Indian heritage with their hybridic perspective as first generation Indian-Americans.
Took some photos for SOJA while they stopped here on tour in their hometown to play at Wolf Trap. Sold out show in V.A. and SOJA definitely thanked all their fans as they played their hearts out. Lead singer Jacob Hemphill mentioned, “We wouldn’t be here tonight if it weren’t for all you guys out there…” Check out more photos by visiting my portfolio page.
I went to NYC to cover the 67th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall for USA TODAY. I must say that Broadway does it best! So many expressive actors walked the red carpet and they had a TON to say and show! Even though it’s pretty tough shooting at an event like this, it was a blast and I had a chance to meet many new faces.
After a year of shooting and editing StudioA band performances for USA TODAY, I am finally the new co-host along with Korina Lopez. This show showcases emerging artists and bands with live performances and interviews. Check it out for yourself and see all the interviews and music performances at: studioA.usatoday.com and be sure to check out my debut as co-host at: http://t.co/L4bxkH49V5
‘Grouplove’ stopped by the 9:30 Club in DC last month and I had the privilege of shooting them during their sound check before their live performance. No wonder they are one of the top Indie rock bands, they truly sound amazing! They also sat down for an interview and talked about their new upcoming album and how they all met in the beginning.
Just finished editing a band shoot I did a couple weeks back for USA TODAY’s StudioA at the Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, DC. We captured a three-song performance and an interview with the Swedish folk duo ‘First Aid Kit.’ They look and sound amazing! Video will be up on the site very soon…
Just finished filming three live studio performances by Arlington based reggae group ‘SOJA.’ They only had 6 of their normal 8-9 crew members, but they still sounded amazing! Interviewed lead singer Jacob Hemphill afterwards and he had some pretty eye opening things to say about humanity and life. They will be performing at the 930 Club this Friday and Saturday so be sure to CHECKEM’ OUT!