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Jul 2, 2018

Our favorite cucarachita is headed to the Midsummer Ball!

EPISODE CREDITS
Adaptation, director - Dania Ramos
Sound designer, audio engineer - Michael Aquino

Martina and the Musician is based on the 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. 

"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 music written & performed by Michael Aquino

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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Cocotazo Audio Theatre is produced by Cocotazo Media in Essex County, New Jersey, which is situated on the traditional territory of the Leni Lenape people.