“Barry Adelman (Co-founder music for Humanity)
I had planned to send out a something different fo...
I had planned to send out a something different for the free monthly song, but because "immigration" is the hot topic in the news I've decided to send the attached: "Longing No Border Can Tame", donated by Lucas Rotman who performed at the Music for Humanity Free Performance Night in February.
Lucas was inspired to write this song by the award winning book "Enrique's Journey" by Sonia Nazario http://www.enriquesjourney.com/about.html Lucas said "It should be required reading for every American."
Whatever your political persuasion this is songwriting at its best. And whatever your political position, we (99.99% of the people on this list) are all immigrants or children of immigrants who longed for freedom. Thanks Lucas for sharing it. You can find out more about Lucas here: http://www.myspace.com/lucasrotman
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“Heritage Coffee House News
We're proud to announce our May Showcase performer...
We're proud to announce our May Showcase performer is singer songwriter and friend or the Heritage Coffee House,
Brooklyn based with prolonged hang time in Sullivan and Orange counties, This talented musician has been creating some very interesting music. Playing in the East Village or in our studios at WJFF Lucas is always entertaining and his music intriguing. see http://www.myspace.com/lucasrotman
Heritage Coffee House News
Real honest music is what Lucas Rotman offers to music fans who enjoy great indie music. Rotman sings with a certain level of passion and heart that makes his music a sure win. In this spotlight with Rotman, the singer/songwriter expounds on his music and his musical journey that his led him to where he is at now. Isaac: Why should music fans listen to your music? Describe what they are going to get when they listen to Lucas Rotman?
Lucas: Seems that people are actually pretty hungry to hear music that comes out of people's lived experience, since our airwaves are glutted with sounds we have little control over. My songs are personal and introspective, but speak to wider and more universal issues and themes (justice, peace, mortality, love and loss) that we all go through as human beings. People who enjoy lyrical poetry and melodies that take you places will love what I do. My voice is not the kind you'll hear anywhere else nowadays.
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