Dance Tune Celebrating the Special Moms in Our Lives
Percussionist extraordinaire, Jorge Bermudez has produced songs, taught music, played and accompanied some of the top artists dating back a few decades. Today Bermudez, with a little help from his friends, and through his recording company Bermudez Triangle released, Happy Mother’s Day Medley, an upbeat, Latino-Caribbean-dance flavored celebration of the women we love. The music video, produced and directed by Bermudez, showcases a festive Mother’s Day fiesta seeping with infectious beats of African and Nicaraguan rhythms that make it impossible for anyone not to want to jump out of the seats and join in the fun.
A music and film labor of love that came together with the help from Emmy Award-winning Actress-Vocalist, Marabina Jaimes (East Los High, Desperate Housewives), with a special appearance by Actress, Ingrid Oliu (Stand and Deliver, Real Women Have Curves,” and Model-Actress, Dr. Monica Larson. Master percussionists Chalo Eduardo, Ron Powell and Latin rock group Tierra’s percussionist Dale Villavicencio plays Timbales. Dancer and Hula Hoop artist, Tiana Powell also performed. Rounding out the production team is Cinematographer Jon Neal, and REMIX Engineer, Benny Sanches.
“My mom died 20 years ago and recently I was thinking about how I would honor her this year,” recalled Bermudez. “I searched for songs and they were all so sad. Nothing captured her essence and how celebratory she embraced and lived her life. Then I had an epiphany and invited my musician and Hollywood friends to join me.”
The video was a one-day shoot, directed by Bermudez in his first directing project. “Five days after my big AHA moment,” said Bermudez, “we pulled it all together—once the word got out, everyone called back—they wanted to participate.”
Marabina Jaimes who was one of the first to sign on, and was so excited she offered her home and beautiful backyard as the party set. “I loved collaborating with talented percussionist and friend, Jorge Bermudez and Ingrid Oliu,” said Jaimes. “Thrilled to have helped realize this vision: a tribute to all ‘Mamas’ and the people who love them! It was a unique joy to dance and laugh with my 91-year-old Mama [Maria Lane]. Mothers Day Medley, available on iTunes, is a little labor of love to help brighten every Mother’s Day!”
Actress Ingrid Oliu was equally excited. “Jorge’s invitation to participate in his music video was bittersweet,” recalled Oliu. “I lost my mother to cancer in November. This was a wonderful way to celebrate her. The song is contagious. I enjoyed dancing and singing to my mom in heaven.”
“Happy Mothers Day Medley” produced and directed by Jorge Bermudez, is a Bermudez Triangle Production, with music co-written by Bermudez, Ali Olmo and Benny Sanches. Ron Powell, Jorge Bermudez and Dale Villavicencio will next been seen in a cameo appearance in the upcoming HBO series Westworld as the “Three Drumming Vaqueros.”
Bermudez, an expert in creating multicultural upbeat songs and dance tunes, in 2014, sang and did overdubs in Nicaraguan Spanish and Mayan for CBS’s hit show, Survivor Nicaragua for the entire season that the show taped in Nicaragua. Bermudez played the bongos heard as the intro to TV’s popular Judge Albert Wapner show, The People’s Court. His TV and cable show songwriting credits include: Dexter, CSI: Miami, Desperate Housewives, Jane the Virgin and more.
In addition, in 2013, Bermudez danced Mambo in HBO’s Emmy award-winning movie, Hemingway and Gellhorn, staring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen. He has toured and recorded with a who’s who of music icons: Crowded House, working on their classic rock hit “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” and on many of Santana’s, including “Black Magic Woman.” Other bands he played with: The Grateful Dead, Tower of Power, Pablo Cruise, Jose Feliciano, Jeffrey Osbourne, The Escovedo Family, Joe Sample, Peter Case, Dusty Springfield, Johnny Mathis, The Temptations, Rod Stewart, and many more.
Mother’s Day celebrates our sweet mamacitas! And, what better way to express your love than to share Jorge Bermudez’s new song, A Mothers Day Medley with her.
“We hope our song becomes an annual tradition, perfect for any day you want to dance with the mama’s in your life,” said a joyous Bermudez.
Make Mom Happy By downloading her song Happy Mothers day Medley from iTunes at this link https://itun.es/us/nh61bb?i=1104650894