Milagro ~ Asi es la Vida and was inspired by Narada Michael Walden in his studio while mentoring my co-authors and at the time PB&JAMMers who were about to go off to college in Florida and Los Angeles. When Narada asked the boys to show him what they got they calmly pulled out their laptop and started playing some beats for him. While I was out of the way quietly allowing the boys to have their time with our PB&JAMM Shaman, a new beat that I had never heard before started to play and the words just started spilling out of my mouth into our small universe. Narada stopped us all and had us play that again and he challenged me to sing louder, so naturally I did. He said There you have it, you have a hit song right there. Go out and write itso we did. In two weeks we completed the demo, which I shared with Narada at dinner five days before I moved to Tokyo to perform under contract for four months. He said he liked it it wasnt bad and encouraged me to keep at it. In that moment I vowed we would complete not only the track itself but a music video as well, although at the time I had no idea how I would be able to finance the project. I decided not to worry about thatfor now. As the lyricist I was inspired by my childhood memories of family celebrations, even during times of financial challenges or personal heartache, I was taught, that life goes on asi es la vida so dust yourself off, get up enjoy the music and just keep dancing no matter whatso I try to do just that!
About the Actor
Song written by: Carmen Gonzalez, Rocco Bovo, Steven Zhu Performed by: Carmen Milagro, Rocco Bovo and the MILAGRO Band Produced by: Marquinho Brasil at MoonDog Studios, Alameda, CA Engineered by: Marquinho Brasil, Brad Belknap, Jara Queeto and Andrew Leavitt Mix & mastered by: Jim Reitzel Lead vocals: Carmen Milagro Trumpet and Background Vocals: Rich Armstrong Percussion: Marquinho Brasil Keys: Jara Queeto Guitar: Jojo Styles Bass: Ray Uribes Drums: Matt Willis Guest Vocals: Rocco Bovo Background vocals & international voices: Rich Armstrong Marquinho Brasil Lisa Baty Kathy Schmidt Giovanna Queeto Tamiko Ishidate "Milagro Kids"