The Pace Report

Season 2010 Episode 10.12.10

The Pace Report: "Angel Everlasting: The Angela Bofill Experience" The Angela Bofill Interview

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The Pace Report: "Angel Everlasting: The Angela Bofill Experience" The Angela Bofill Interview
Vocalist and writer Angela Bofill is one of the most underrated talents in the record industry. Throughout her career, Bofill's versatile vocal styles have sold millions of records around the world. Working with some of the most prolific producer/songwriters ranging from Narada Michael Walden, Norman Connors, Larry Rosen, and Dave Grusin.The Bronx, New York native was influenced by the early Latin music her parents played while she was growing up. Celia Cruz and Tito Puente were her favorites.But her love for Opera was something she chose to study at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Upon graduation she sang in groups locally but it was under the urging of friend Dave Valentin that she audition for producers Larry Rosen and Dave Grusin who just started the newly formed GRP Records which was distributed by Clive Davis's Arista Records imprint.The two were impressed and they recorded her first two records "Angie" and "Angel of the Night" which would dominate both the R & B and Contemporary Jazz charts and radio.Her signature records would go on to include "I Try," "I'm On Your Side," "Angel of the Night," "Too Tough," and "Baby I Need Your Love."Over the last 6 years Angie suffered two near fatal strokes that left her left side paralyzed. Unable to pay for mounting medical expenses, her manager organized a series of tribute shows to dedicate the legacy of Angela. The stroke damaged her vocal cords where she'll probably never be able to sing."The Angela Bofill Experience" is new show where Angie narrates and talks about her life story with live video clips of her past performances throughout her career. Also, vocalists Maysa and Phil Perry perform their rendition of her songs live. During the show she talks about her will to keep living as well as some of her turbulent losses including her nephew who was recently killed in a car accident. To find out upcoming tour dates anmoreless

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