It is with the utmost respect and honor that we welcome a new record label to the Ropeadope family: Uprising Music is a new model label and artist management company that carries forward the pioneering spirit of Mr. Eddie Palmieri. Uprising Music seeks to cross cultural boundaries and blend styles as a bridge between communities from diverse backgrounds; transmitting traditions through generational evolution. Uprising’s artists come from diverse backgrounds, deeply rooted in the musical culture of the Caribbean and New York City. Urban sounds including jazz, hip-hop, funk and Afro-Caribbean genres are key ingredients in the DNA of these artists, and one can expect recordings and live performances to reflect that diversity, while pushing forward to new collaborations and styles. The Uprising Music team includes Eddie Palmieri II, Zoilo R. Torres, and Frank Abenante.
The first release from Uprising will be the new album from the vibrant Flamenco and Jazz pianist Alex Conde. Titled Origins, the album clearly embodies the mission of Uprising, and includes members of the family including Conrad Herwig, Marcus Gilmore, Dayna Stephens, Brian Lynch, Luques Curtis, Ismael Fernandez and Guillermo Barron among others. Preorders start tomorrow, with the release date set for May 11, 2018.