How does world music cross over?
We brainstormed some answers at this year's APAP World Music Preconference in NYC, with help from successful players coming from a bunch of different perspectives. Stephen Hendel, producer of Fela! The Musical, Janet Cowperthwaite of Kronos Quartet, Global DJ Geko Jones, and Bill Smith of Eye For Talent tell how they do it.
Listen to the full panel here: https://soundcloud.com/rockpaper/infiltration-across
Nuggets that you’ll hear:
“Artistic vision has always been about exploration… you have to be prepared to fail.” (Janet Cowperthwaite)
“What works on Broadway is what audiences are already familiar with. The only way you can do something like this is to be passionate about it.” (Stephen Hendel).