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CD Review: Maria Schneider “Data Lords”

“In the digital world, data lords, who are in a race to amass the entire world’s information, hypnotize us with conveniences, endless information at our fingertips, limitless entertainment, “curated” content, and endless other enticements. While many of those things offer us wonderful tools that enhance our lives and societies in mind-bending ways, a vast number of the enticements numb our minds and lure us into submissiveness.”Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider CD CoverArtist: Maria Schneider Orchestra
Title: Data Lord
Label: self published via Mariaschneider.com
Genre: jazz/protest songs

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LATIN JAZZ Category rrrrrremoved from the GRAMMYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Last week the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)T, the organization that overlooks the GRAMMY Awards has announced a consolidation of categories resulting in deleting the Latin Jazz Category. NARAS decided to reduce the number of Grammy prizes from 109 to 78. Why? “…that the Grammy remains a rare and distinct honor, and continues to be music’s most prestigious and only peer-recognized award,” said NARAS president Neil Portnow. Watch video below which shows you the New York Chapter meeting of NARAS on April 11, 2011 and how NY Latin Jazz fans and musicians reacted to this decision.