Through an ongoing partnership with ASCAP, the premier music-makers collective, 20 or so lucky kids each year work with an ASCAP songwriter to make an original recording. This year’s magical pairing involved two days at E.R. Taylor Elementary in San Francisco and an afternoon performing and recording at Tarpan Studios with Narada Michael Walden.
For 30 remarkably fruitful decades, Narada Michael Walden has been writing and producing hits for Top of the Pops artists, including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Jeff Beck, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, George Michael and Steve Winwood. He’s not only put out two collections of his own music, but has performed with everyone fro B.B. King to Mick Jagger. And through his own foundation and as Music Director for the Rainforest Foundation Concert at Carnegie Hall, Narada Michael Walden lives the spirit of music’s power to transform.