Tico musician Tapado Vargas debuts song video cowritten with pop superstar Alanis

first_imgRelated posts:Neil Young vows Starbucks boycott over GMOs San José’s newest coffee shop – on wheels Lana Del Rey evokes classic singers in dark ‘Honeymoon’ Rolling Stones to tour Latin America Facebook Comments Pop icon Alanis Morissette teamed up with Costa Rican percussionist and Latin Grammy winner Carlos ‘Tapado” Vargas to release over the weekend the song “The Morning,” along with an accompanying video recorded for the upcoming documentary “A Small Section of the World,” scheduled to premiere at DOC NYC Festival on Nov. 14 before its release in theaters in December.The documentary tells the story of a group of Costa Rican women from Biolley (ASOMOBI), a rural area in the southern Pacific canton of Buenos Aires, whose ideas sparked a revolution in the coffee growing world.“After a crisis, the men of the village left in search of work and the women came together to imagine a different future for themselves, their families and their community by building their own coffee mill. They are the first women’s run micro-mill in their country,” the documentary’s official website states.See the trailer for “A Small Section of the World”:center_img Vargas, a member of the renowned Costa Rican bands Editus and Malpaís, co-wrote the song for the documentary and recorded with 16 Costa Rican musicians, including Editus’ Edín Solís. He used coffee beans and other tools used in coffee processing to create percussive elements for the track.The song was commissioned by Italian coffee giant Illy and is now available for purchase on iTunes.“By downloading ‘The Morning,’ you are helping to enrich the lives of women looking to educate and empower themselves in the world of coffee,” a message posted on the documentary’s website states. “Proceeds from every song purchase are matched by the Ernesto Illy Foundation and then go directly towards providing scholarships for women around the world to earn a master’s degree in coffee and economic sciences and expanding the programs available to women,” the message adds.“I just basically live for the feminine being and beauty — really talking about it and extolling the virtues of the feminine being celebrated in men and women alike,” Morissette told entertainment magazine The Hollywood Reporter, referring to the collaboration.Directed by Lesley Chilcott, producer of renowned documentaries such as “Waiting for Superman,” and “An Inconvenient Truth,” “A Small Section of the World” will open in U.S. theaters on Dec. 5.Recommended: Teaching pride in rural livingWatch a video clip for Alanis Morissette’s “The Morning,” featuring Costa Rican percussionist Tapado Vargas:last_img read more

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first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away The Cardinals have the 13th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft,and many think the team will be looking for offensive linehelp when they make their selection. ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper is one of them.Kiper’slatest mock draft, version 1.0, has the Cardinalstaking Stanford tackle Jonathan Martin with their pick. At 6-foot-6 and 304 pounds, Martin could be a big help toa team that featured the worst pair of tackles in the NFL.He was a 2nd Team All-American this season, and could filla need if Levi Brown departs as a free agent. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img However, Martin is known for his run blocking more thanpass protection, so he may not be exactly what theCardinals want.Should the Cardinals take Martin — or any other offensivelineman in the first round — it will be the first timethey’ve spent an early pick on the line since taking theaforementioned Levi Brown in 2007. And we all know how that turned out. Top Stories Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_imgOpenMake Software, the continuous build company, announced today it is spinning off its DeployHub business into a new company supporting the open-source community creating the project.DeployHub, according to its website, provides agentless and safe continuous software deployments. Tracy Ragan, CEO of OpenMake, said the goal of the spinoff is to provide freely available continuous deployments to “high-performing agile teams.”“We recognize that the high cost of application release automation is a barrier to agile teams wanting to adopt full stack continuous deployments,” she said in a statement announcing the move. “DeployHub Open Source will break that barrier.”DeployHub was made a project on GitHub about eight months ago, Ragan told SD Times. Now, with DeployHub as a separate project, the next step is to continue building out the community around the project. As for the impact of Microsoft acquiring GitHub on the DeployHub Open Source project, Ragan said, “One of our best partners [GitHub] has some serious funding behind them now. It’ll make them stronger in the market. Also, we needed outreach to the Microsoft community, and this will help. For us, it’s all good. I was very happy when I saw this come through.”Ragan added that the new company will offer a commercial version of the software with full support and release automation features that are more relevant for enterprise users.Organizations today straddle the worlds of waterfall development on physical servers, and the cloud, microservices, containers and Kubernetes, she said. To offer one solution that can help organizations bring those worlds together, DeployHub has assembled a board of advisors steeped in Kubernetes knowledge and understanding.On the board are Chris Aniszczyk, vice president at the Linux Foundation and CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation;  Tim Kelton of Descartes Labs, which Raga described as “the most aggressive users of Kubernetes and Google Compute environments;” Christian Weber from GitHub; and Doug Orr, one of the original architects of the Google Compute environment, now retired, Ragan said.Ragan said more details and announcements will be forthcoming in the next weeks.last_img read more