Cocotazo Media produces music and audio fiction by independent artists of all backgrounds.
ABOUT THE CONTENT
Series Launch: November 25
Timestorm is a children’s audio fiction series produced by Cocotazo Media.
When twelve-year-old twins Alexa and Beni Ventura are sucked into an inter-dimensional portal, they meet a distant cousin who presents them with an incredible mission: travel through time to uncover hidden moments from their culture’s past. Along the way, they meet people from Africa, Europe, and the Americas who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage…only their names aren’t found in history books.
The main cast includes Jennica Carmona, Leilany Figueroa, Alicia Rivas, Walter F. Rodriguez, Claudio Venancio, and Louis Vetter. Dania Ramos is the creator and writer. Michael Aquino is the sound designer and audio engineer.
Cocotazo Music showcases independent musicians and songwriters. Cocotazo Music produced Aquino's debut solo album Giants Will Fall (2015) as well as his follow-up EP City Stars (2017). Cocotazo Music also produced two digital benefit albums: Stuff This in Yer Face!, a compilation of Thanksgiving songs by various musicians, and Puerto Rico del Alma (2017) by Aquino and Deivito.
COCOTAZO AUDIO THEATRE
Cocotazo Audio Theatre features full-cast audio drama and audio fiction productions for all ears. This podcast is a cross between an audio drama anthology show and a traditional stage season. We present the work of writers and performers from all backgrounds with a focus on highlighting artists in the Latiné and Puerto Rican communities.
Our 2017 season featured short audio dramas by Ernio Hernandez (The Last Call), Tanya Pérez (Rincón), Dania Ramos (Hot Drinks), Summer Dawn Reyes (Something Inside That Head of Yours), and Edward Terhune (Unforeseen Circumstance). The 2018 season line up includes poetry, monologues, and dramas written by Nancy Méndez Booth, Deivis Garcia, Isabel Pask, Gloria E. Pérez, Dania Ramos, Walter Rodriguez, and J. F. Seary. We’ll be ending the 2018 season with a holiday special.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
Cocotazo Music - Producer / Musician
Cocotazo Audio Theatre - Audio Engineer / Composer / Musician
Timestorm - Audio Engineer / Composer / Musician
Michael Aquino is an audio engineer, musician, and actor. He's the sound designer and audio engineer for Timestorm and the Cocotazo Audio Theatre podcast. Michael has released two solo albums, Giants Will Fall (2015, Cocotazo Music) and City Stars (2018, Cocotazo Music). Music performance credits include the Cape May Singer-Songwriter Festival, Shack Radio Hour, BlowUp Radio’s Guitar Pull, Hillside Cafe, the Boro 6 Music Festival, the Madison Holiday Arts Festival, and Café Improv. As an actor, Michael has performed with Luna Stage, the American Globe Theatre, Dreamcatcher Rep, and Writers Theatre of New Jersey. www.MichaelAquino.com
Cocotazo Audio Theatre - Writer / Production Manager / Director
Timestorm - Creator / Writer / Director
Dania Ramos is a writer and teaching artist. She’s the creator and writer of Timestorm and the production manager for the Cocotazo Audio Theatre podcast, which has featured her script Hot Drinks. Her stage plays have been produced or developed by Luna Stage, Writers Theatre of New Jersey, Speranza Theatre Company, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Repertorio Español, and Teatro Vivo. She’s also the author of the 7th Grade Sleuths mystery series. Dania has nineteen years of combined professional experience in arts education as a teaching artist, playwright, director, and program manager. www.DaniaRamos.com
COCOTAZO MUSIC (Albums and EPs)
Stuff This in Yer Face! (Various Artists) - Amazon • iTunes
Puerto Rico del Alma (Deivito y Aquino) - Bandcamp
City Stars (Aquino) - Amazon • CD Baby • iTunes
Giants Will Fall (Aquino) - Amazon • CD Baby • Google Play • iTunes
COCOTAZO AUDIO THEATRE
Stuff This in Yer Face! (2018)
Artwork & Design: Ernio Hernandez
"Blood Heart" (from The Last Call)
Best Music for a Self-contained Dramatic Production, 2017 Audio Verse Awards.
Lyrics: Ernio Hernandez; music: Michael Aquino.
Something Inside That Head of Yours
Best Audio Engineering for a Self-contained Comedic Production, 2017 Audio Verse Awards.
Audio Engineer: Michael Aquino.