Cocotazo Media produces music and audio fiction by independent artists of all backgrounds.
ABOUT THE CONTENT
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 audio engineer and composer.
Timestorm is produced with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program.
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
Timestorm - Audio Engineer / Composer
Michael Aquino is the audio engineer, sound designer, and composer 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). Michael is a proud member of the PRX/Google Podcast creator program. www.MichaelAquino.com
Cocotazo Audio Theatre - Writer / Production Manager
Timestorm - Creator / Writer
Dania Ramos the creator and writer of Timestorm and the production manager for the Cocotazo Audio Theatre podcast. She also writes stage plays and is the author of the children’s series The 7th Grade Sleuths. Dania’s a proud member of the PRX/Google Podcast creator program. www.DaniaRamos.com
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.
Centro Voices - Google Sponsors Cocotazo Media Podcast on Puerto Rican History and Culture (Nestor David Pastor)
Medium - Kicking off the Google Podcasts creator program (Lindsay Abrams)
The Bello Collective - Indie Fiction Podcasts You Should Be Listening to in 2019 (Elena Fernández Collins)
Medium - Meet our Six Inaugural Teams for the Google Podcasts creator program (Lauren Rothering)
Fast Company - 6 podcasts that Google and PRX will help bring to your ears (Melissa Locker)
Discover Pods - 12 Adventurous and Educational Podcasts for Kids (Elena Fernández Collins)
RadioPublic - 2018 in (Podcast) Retrospect (Ma’ayan Plaut)
The Bello Collective - Audio Drama Debuts: The Sun Upon the Page (Elena Fernández Collins)
Audio Drama Rama - Fun for the Whole Family (Alex Hensley)
Audio Dramatic - First Look: Timestorm Celebrates Puerto Rican History for Young Adults (Elena Fernández Collins)
COCOTAZO AUDIO THEATRE
Audio Dramatic - Six Podcast Episodes That Left Their Mark (Elena Fernández Collins)
When the Horn Blows - EP Review: Aquino - City Stars (Karla Harris)
You Don’t Know Jersey - Aquino Release Show Celebrates Excellent ‘Giants Will Fall’ Release (Ed Magdziak)
baby sue - October 2015 Comics, Poetry, and Reviews (LMNOP aka dONW7)
Audio Drama Rama - Interview with Dania (Alex Hensley)