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American And African Songwriters Receive Grammy Winner Support, Land 15 Songs on Latin-Rock Top 10

Made in Africa and America. From Kansas City to Congo two songwriters create true world-pop music collaborating through Internet technology.

Jan. 3, 2012 - PRLog -- Two philanthropy-loving songwriters create true world-pop music.  American songwriter, Kelly Myers starts the process of songwriting in Kansas City, Missouri as she writes the lyrics and sings a loose melody line. Myers then sends the drafted song to Jose Hendrix, a pop singer living the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Jose Hendrix completes the songs using local African talent the world has never heard before due to recent access to technology.  Hendrix produces and sings the songs turning them into world pop/Latin rock.  Their worldwide debut CD,  Jose Hendrix – Embrace the Earth recently launched on iTunes.  
Hendrix-Myers met on Facebook after Myers posted a notice about her mother passing away (Hendrix communicated a condolence to Myers).  After learning that Hendrix was a pop singer, Myers decided to mail a 10-track recorder along with several CDs of original songs to Jose in Kinshasa in an effort to accomplish a world pop blend for the American pop songs she wrote.  
“I was stunned when I received the first song re-made in Africa.  I thought Jose had recorded the song with Quincy Jones.  What stands out most for me most is Jose’s angelic purity of sound and inventive use of vocal percussion layers.  Some critics say Jose sounds like an international Michael Jackson. He is very creative.  I was very happy with what Jose Hendrix and his Congolese team produced in Africa. We love the creative process.  We have completed 20 songs in this fashion”, Myers says.  
Darryl Swann, a Grammy-award winning producer of Macy Gray fame has taken notice of the songwriters recently producing their song, Kiando World Dance. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-702539
“I wanted to blend cultures into the music in an authentic way.  I purposely include lyric lines in French and Spanish verses in the songs to attract people to our music from multiple cultures from around the world.  I feel we are doing something truly different and new.  Collaborating cross-continentally using technology we are creating true world pop songs,” Myers said.  
Since the songs use local African talent the project has created a micro-economy of artists and musicians living in Kinshasa.  All 15 songs on the CD and all three worldwide debut launch CD music videos were recorded in Africa. The videos show the streets of Kinshasa in a rare glimpse into the colorful daily life in Congo.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxblJ_7iFnQ

Since the first meeting on Facebook, Hendrix and Myers have had the same philanthropic intentions. Through their project, KC2Congo (www.josehendrix.com) Myers and Hendrix are building a community recording studio to benefit street orphans and schools similar to the recording and engineering studio Myers founded on the Kansas State School for the Blind campus.  The pair works hard to continue positive education through TV and radio in Congo.  Through music video placement on Congo TV their song, Global Warming (this version in French http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnHNimgt6E8 ) introduces the message of positive change into the day to day lives of Congolese people.  
Hendrix said, “Global Warming is a song that highlights the issue of deforestation in Congo.  There is room to grow and expand in Congo.  Sharing music and educating through the arts is our main goal. Kelly and I are always focused on the kids, from Kansas City to Kinshasa; we want them all to have a dream.”
Available on iTunes
Booking USA Spring 2012 tour now.  myeisleproductions@yahoo.com

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Songwriting, product launches...with a focus on Congo and building a community recording studio for orphans and school children.

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