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Kansas City, Missouri, United States | SELF

Kansas City, Missouri, United States | SELF
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"Grammy Winner Behind African Pop Singer and American Songwriter Producing Kiando For World Stage"

Grammy Winning Producer Behind African Pop Singer and American Songwriter's World Dance CD Launch
By KellyMyers | Posted November 19, 2011 | New York, New York

Inventive collaboration founded on Facebook...Songs are written in America by Kelly Myers then sent to DRC - Democratic Republic of Congo where pop singer, Jose Hendrix records and produces the music using African musicians. A full CD has been released from the cross continental music collaboration called Jose Hendrix Embrace The Earth. Darryl Swann of Macy Gray fame recently produced their world dance song debut of Kiando. Hear it here. Some say Jose sounds like an Int'l Michael Jackson. Let us know what you think. Available on iTunes. There is a philanthropic component called KC2Congo where there is a focus on building a Community Recording Studio in Kinsahsa in support of orphans and school kids. You can also go see our music videos of the original Kiando version made in Africa here:

"Recording World Pop CD in Congo Creates Micro-Economy of Musicians" -

"Cross-Continental Songwriting Collaboration Nets True World Pop CD"

NPR Interview with Jose Hendrix and Kelly Myers regarding songwriting collaboration and their worldwide debut CD. -

"Could Pop Singer Jose Hendrix be the Next "International" Michael Jackson?"

A collaboration CD created between an American songwriter, Kelly Myers and a Congolese pop singer-producer has gained the interest of a Grammy award winning engineer. Listeners have drawn comparisons of Jose's sweet tenor vocals and energetic style to that of Michael Jackson.

Los Angeles, CA, March 21, 2011 --( The anticipated, soon to be released CD, called Embrace the Earth was borne from a virtual music connection between an American songwriter, Kelly Myers and African pop singer, Jose Hendrix, less than one year ago.

Jose's progressive musical abilities allow the creation of songs with Latin guitars and African Rumba for a blended mix of cool grooves and rhythmic vocals highlighted on the North American debut CD, Embrace the Earth. The work is a culmination of creativity and a determination to craft a musical relationship from across the world, virtually. "Jose and I decided to make a human connection and we were both dedicated to the best outcome for the music. We've worked very hard for this. Using the Internet, we both got to do what we loved: make music. Nothing contrived," Kelly Myers said. "The widespread interest and acceptance of our work has really surprised me."

Songs created in the United States by Myers were sent to Jose in DRC. Jose recorded the songs using local Congolese talent. The result is unusual and inventive. Jose’s layered use of vocals to sketch out the song gives the music a serious depth coupled with energetic and lively Latin and African influences. Congolese music is currently one of the most popular in Africa and can be heard all over Kenya and South Africa.

"The outcome of this N. American – African collaboration is unlike anything I have ever heard, which is what I wanted when Jose and I decided to embark on this project together," Myers says. "We wanted to do something different but still be likable and universally appealing. Some songs have lines in Spanish and in French." Every song from Embrace the Earth, all 14 songs, have been peer-voted to Broadjam’s Latin-Rock Top 10 Chart.

With Jose having vocals in a tenor range like the late Michael Jackson and music that has a bit of a Santana flavor, it’s no wonder a Grammy award winning engineer has taken interest. Corporate sponsors are also seeing value in having their name associated with Jose Hendrix and are beginning to make offers. In addition to being lucky enough to be working with the best of the best in the business, Jose Hendrix and Kelly Myers have landed a movie and soundtrack publishing deal. To schedule an interview with Jose Hendrix and Kelly Myers or to book Jose Hendrix please contact

Jose Hendrix's North American debut tour will begin in Kansas City in April. The debut CD will be available on iTunes in April. To listen to the music go to -


Jose Hendrix - Embrace The Earth - 2011, (c) Kelly Myers Jose Hendrix

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Jose Hendrix
International Pop Singer, Jose Hendrix Creates World Pop CD Collaborating Virtually Across Two Continents

African pop artist, Jose Hendrix and American songwriter, Kelly Myers launch virtual recording partnership that combines cultures, languages and musical styles. Kansas City, MO, USA, Kinshasa, RDC Congo, Africa, July 30, 2010 --( International pop singer Jose Hendrix with songwriter, Kelly Myers just released the debut CD, Jose Hendrix - Embrace The Earth. Embrace The Earth is a culmination of creative musical interests from a unique across-the-world collaboration with American
songwriter Kelly Myers who put confidence
exclusively in Jose Hendrix to record and perform her songs for a worldwide stage. All 15 songs from the CD were voted to Broadjam's Latin-Rock Top 10 Chart. Grammy award winning producer, Darryl Swann of Macy Gray fame just produced their song, Kiando for a world dance stage.

The music is a blend of African roots mixed with Latin, French/English lyrics that lay over a bed of American
pop offering broadly appealling songs. The music is a mix of multiple cultures and languages, which is what Myers had
hoped for when entering into a recording agreement with Jose. “Our goal is to fuse together different
musical cultures for a truly international, world pop CD,” Kelly Myers said. “Working with Jose remotely has
been an incredible experience. His work ethic and unquestionable talent have made him a perfect match
for our virtual collaboration. We feel lucky that Jose chose our portfolio of songs to record as part of his
North American debut.”
The final CD is available on iTunes. CD on