The Heart of Santa Fe Music wins BEST CD in the Santa Fe Reporter’s Best of 2010 Reader Poll!! The Reporter had this to say:
Local musicians David Manzanares and Chris CB McCarty were hard at work on a song titled “Anything to See Her Again” when the tragic June 2009 deaths of Rose Simmons, Alyssa Trouw, Julian Martinez and Kate Klein tore a rift through Santa Fe. “As soon as I heard the news, it struck me that the song we were working on was eerily appropriate,” Manzanares says. “Chris called me within minutes of that thought, and felt exactly the same way.” Manzanares and McCarty tweaked the song lightly, and were left with the newly titled “Anything to See Them Again,” a gripping song that conveys the loss of a loved one through the eyes of those left to cope. “It wasn’t long before we decided to throw together as many local musicians as we could find,” McCarty says, “We’re talking the créme de la créme of Santa Fe musicians.” Through the efforts of Manzanares and McCarty, The Heart of Santa Fe was born…
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Welcome to The Heart of Santa Fe Music project. This 2CD compilation of Latin, Folk, Rock, Blues and Jazz by some of Santa Fe’s most accomplished musicians is inspired by, dedicated to, and in celebration of the lives of Kate Klein, Julian Martinez, Rose Simmons, Alyssa Trouw, and grateful for the life of survivor Avree Koffman. You can purchase copies of the album directly from this site, as well as from the dozens of generous vendors and retailers of Santa Fe who are supporting us.
Proceeds from the sale of this extraordinary CD will support W21′s Music and Media Arts Programs and will provide interns the unique experience of working with music industry professionals while learning the business and enterprise skills of music production, publishing, sales, orders and distribution. Further, the program includes a youth-driven Media Literacy awareness campaign about the issues surrounding drinking and driving. These programs will offer scholarships through a perpetual tribute to Rose, Julian, Kate, Alyssa and Avree.
Warehouse 21 has since 1997 served thousands of Santa Fe’s youth ages 12-21 and young adults ages 20-30 in the performing, media and visual arts. W21′s unique approach to personal development fosters a particular type of creative energy that is exemplified through project-based learning models, youth access to artistic resources and instruction, and a practical “do-it-yourself” ethic that fosters artistic independence and entrepreneurism. W21 also supports youth employment through its Youth Entrepreneurial Services (YES!) program – a special training program supporting W21 enterprises in the arts.