TWO BEATS, ONE SOUL - SoulMusic.com 2017 Interview with Vivian Scott Chew

TWO BEATS, ONE SOUL – SoulMusic.com 2017 Interview with Vivian Scott Chew

A wonderful fusion of music from two cultures, “Two Beats, One Soul” is the brainchild of music industry veteran Vivian Scott Chew (known in particular for her work in introducing the music of Jamaica to mainstream US audiences, garnering multi-platinum selling dancehall records):  the thirteen-track album (executive-produced by Vivian and renowned musician/producer and ‘Dancing With The Stars’ musical director,  husband Ray Chew along with along with their partners Mark and Kathy Grier)  features music from producers including Ray Chew, Louie Vega, Sergio George and Cuba’s own, Manolito Simonet. Simonet also joins fellow Cuban artists Ruben and Gabriel Rodriguez,Xiomara Laugart and Milagros Hodelin.  Representing the US are R&B/Soul mainstaysEric Benét, Jon B. and Josh Milan. Rounding out the project is Latin/Pop/Latin Soul artists Jean Rodriguez and Anané.

In this interview with David Nathan, Vivian talks of the genesis of the project and the experience of recording in Cuba…

 

Eric Benet 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview with David Nathan

Eric Benet 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview with David Nathan

Eric Benet has been a consistent presence on the global music scene for just over two decades as a purveyor of contemporary soul music that hearkens back to the tradition of vocalists like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and later Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross, creating nine albums that showcase his skills both as a singer and songwriter. On the occasion of his visit to London in October 2017, Eric shares with David Nathan (who began interviewing him in 1999 when his milestone “A Day In The Life” album was released) about his latest self-titled project, being a label owner and more…