You can’t help but be inspired by Cinnamon Denise. She studied media and production at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, then earned her Masters in Music Technology Innovation from Berklee College of Music Valencia in Spain. She performed at the Midem Music 4-day Conference in Cannes, France, then worked as an apprentice with Henry Sarmiento at Sonic Vista Studios in Ibiza.
As a songwriter and performer, Cinnamon has written songs in English and Spanish, has collaborated with Japan’s highly prolific electronic music producer Hideo Kobayashi, as well as Jana Šušteršič, winner of Slovenia’s Got Talent in 2014. She is featured in the George Lacson Project’s album Paradigms, is a member National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment (NABFEME), and is founding the I Am Free Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, her hometown.
Her songs are organic in a way that is impossible to duplicate. Her songwriting talent comes from a place deep within, melding a free, naturally improvisational style with modern electronic sounds and structures. Her lyrics are interwoven into the music so perfectly that she can tell you a story or let you hear your own. Listen for awhile, and you might expect to find yourself hovering a few inches above the floor, carried by a breeze of sonic energy that can gently float a child’s lost balloon or flatten a forest, depending on where Cinnamon wants to take you. “I get my best writing from what people are talking about, because then you know it’s relatable to a lot of people. I write what my friends are into, and what I’m in control of.” [...Read More]