Our favorite cucarachita is headed to the Midsummer Ball!
Martina and the Musician is based on traditional Latin American folktale La Cucaracha Martina. The story was brought to the U.S. by children's book author, puppeteer, and NYC librarian Pura Belpré, who was born in Cidra, Puerto Rico in 1899.
Adaptation and vocal direction by Dania Ramos Sound Design, musical direction, and engineering by Michael Aquino Additional music written and performed by Michael Aquino "Cielto Lindo" written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortés; engineered by Jim Killgore; performed by Michael Aquino (Lead vocals, requinto), Deivis Garcia (Backing vocals, classical guitar), Jane Keitel (Backing vocals, accordion), Cindi Merklee (Bass), Christopher White (Drums) Additional audio effects (creative commons) - freesound.org & soundeffectsplus.com
CAST TELENOVELA ANNOUNCER: Alicia Rivas NARRATOR: Jennica Carmona MARTINA: Paula Moscoso SEÑOR GATO: Ernio Hernandez SEÑOR GALLO: Chris Kent SEÑOR CULEBRA: Louis Vetter SEÑOR RATÓN: Ernio Hernandez MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Michael Aquino THE CASA BAND: Michael Aquino, Deivis Garcia, Jane Keitel, Cindi Merklee, Christopher White III
This audio production is an adaptation of the stage version, which premiered at Luna Stage in December 2011 as part of the production Mi Casa Tu Casa (co-creators Michael Aquino, Deivis Garcia, Jane Mandel and Dania Ramos).
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