Newlyweds are stranded for 109 days aboard a cruise ship and record a Christmas album

12-time Grammy-nominated music producer, 4-time winner and his wife believe this album is the ideal gift you can give to any loved one this Christmas.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Sept. 26, 2020 - PRLog -- San Juan, Puerto Rico -- Freddie & Rosamil had been working on a cruise ship when the pandemic began. Shortly after receiving the notification that the company had stopped operations due to the pandemic, they decided to start pre-producing this album.

It was made in the employee cabin where they had been working. The vocal arrangements were made on a laptop, using the on-screen keyboard as a piano, and listening to the music through the tiny speakers of the audio card. Rosamil recorded her voices in the ship's Casino because it was the quietest place they could find.

But at the same time, the traffic of people was constant. Several of the interruptions were:

·        Workers vacuuming
·        Waiters meetings
·        Electricians fixing lamps
·        Refrigeration employees repairing the air conditioning
·        Employees using bar tables to fill out worksheets
·        A couple of friends came in to use the Casino to do aerobics.

In those days, there were still no musical arrangements. Vocals were recorded using a metronome and chord mockups. To record the voices, they used the cell phone's earphones: Rosamil with one earphone in her left ear, and Freddie with the other earpiece in his right ear, working together, shoulder to shoulder.

Rosamil recorded 16 voice channels in each song to sound like a choir of 16 singers. Some were recorded traveling between South Africa and Barbados, others between Barbados and Florida, passing near Puerto Rico where they couldn't disembark due to restrictions from the CDC.

They spent 109 days on the cruise ship without being able to get off.

Already in Puerto Rico, working with the final arrangements and mixing, 2 storms passed through the island (Isaias and Laura). On many occasions, there was no electricity. Sometimes they worked with the laptop battery, and sometimes they moved to one of their parent's house.

The world is full of lovers of classic Christmas carols that touch our soul every time we hear them.
Making a total of 14 songs, they present an album called NAVIDAD CON JESÚS.

This is their first album together as a married couple. They got married last year.

To reach their financial goal on the Kickstarter platform is All-or-Nothing. No one will be charged for their commitment to this project unless they reach the goal. In this way, only if all the necessary budget is achieved, then they can move on.


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