Music plays a vital role in BRUJO. Check out some of our talented musicians:
The Reverend LordRifa
The Reverend LordRifa is the principal composer for Brujo. He has exetensive credits in the music and film industries and is the leader of the band LordRifa.
PC Muñoz is a musician and writer based in San Francisco. His genre-defying projects are stylistically broad and deep, revealing an artistic explorer equally at home with contemporary classical, funk, hip-hop, spoken-word, public art installations, and modern dance/multimedia productions. His longtime partnership with composer/cellist Joan Jeanrenaud has yielded two highly acclaimed projects: the Grammy-nominated Strange Toys album and the iTunes-charting Pop-Pop album. A frequent and enthusiastic collaborator, PC has created with rock legend Jackson Browne, dream-pop chanteuse Ingrid Chavez, Kulintang master Danny Kalanduyan, Oakland hip-hop artist Kev Choice, vocalist Jennifer Kreisberg of the legendary Native American group Ulali, Emmy-winning composer/virtuoso Van-Anh Vanessa Vo, and countless other musicians, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers. His work has been praised by NPR, Performing Songwriter, DownBeat, URB, and many others. He produced and performed on multiple pieces of music for Brujo.
Applebox Drum/Music Supervisor
Our music supervisor Allan Nicholls has designed the sound on a great many of Altman’s movies. Working with our other musicians during the shoot (involving bass, violin, congas and more), Allan created an eclectic musical vision that will form the core of the entire sound track.
Aram is a soloist, ensemble player, composer and teacher from Burlington, Vermont. He has performed on stages across the country, appeared on dozens of albums, has a private teaching studio in Burlington and is the resident bass instructor at Johnson State College. Aram is currently working on a follow-up to his debut album of unaccompanied solo bass guitar pieces which continues to earn international acclaim for its balance of technical achievement and musicality.
LaFrae is a full time musician who is committed to keeping the language and history of the Negro Spirituals, Blues and Jazz alive. She has toured, recorded and worked with a myriad of Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, world fusion and Hip-hop artists including The Burnt Sugar Orchestra, Keziah Jones, Kelis, Il Divo, Cyndi Lauper, Nancy Sinatra, Irene Cara and and others. Currently LaFrae is preparing to record with her band The 13th Amendment, which interprets Negro Spirituals and freedom songs through the modern languages of Jazz, Blues, and World Fusion.
Mazz, often performing under the name MazzMuse, combines elements of classical, folk, rock, jazz, free improvisational music and electronica to create a rich, unique and diverse musical experience. She is a singer and Juilliard-trained violinist who has, over the years, performed and recorded with a diverse accumulation of artists including Whitney Houston, Perry Farrell, Dee Snider, James “Blood” Ulmer, William Parker and many more. As a solo artist her performance highlights include an appearance at the National Action Network’s 20th Annual Keepers of the Dream awards ceremony where President Barack Obama was the keynote speaker, a TODAY Show appearance, and a TEDx appearance during the TED Women Conference.
Chris McGrew is a San Francisco based musician, drummer and studio engineer who has performed on 16 albums across a wide range of styles. He recently produced the score for the award-winning short film Love Hurts.
Joan Jenrenaud played with the internationally renowned Kronos Quartet for 20 years. Since leaving the Kronos Quartet in 1999, she has been pursuing a solo career as composer and multidisciplinary performing artist, frequently collaborating with video and visual artists as well as musicians.
Recently inducted into the Minnesota Rock and Country Hall of Fame, Bruce left the Doug Maynard Band in 1980 to pursue a solo career, performing as a singer/songwriter and also showcasing his unique simultaneous combination of stringed harp and harmonica.
Founder of Introspective Dream Pop, Francesca Lee is a San Francisco based singer-songwriter who merges elements of folk, jazz pop, and indie rock. For Brujo she performed the vocals for Careless Love.
While touring with Barry Manilow for nine years, Marc Levine started his own jazz group called Uncle Festive. They released five CDs and played jazz clubs and festivals in the US, Europe and Japan. He also played with the smooth-jazz groups Kilauea and Pocket Change. Marc now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to play bass, both live and in the studio.
Michael “dreams up guitar solos that sound like sunspots and heavy blues riffs sending bullets from the neck of his guitar.” He performed a souped-up version of Old Dan Tucker for Brujo.