Monday, December 3, 2007

Angela Bofill - SF Benefit Concert With Narada Michael Walden

Music industry extraordinaire and Bay Area resident Narada Michael Walden has rallied his colleagues and friends, including Carlos Santana, to perform Saturday, December 8, at The Spirit of Giving concert, in tribute to singer, songwriter and Bammy-Award (now called the California Music Award) winner Angela Bofill at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

In January, 2006, Angela suffered a stroke and was hospitalized for quite a while. She was uninsured, so many of her friends organized benefit concerts to raise money for her medical treatment.


She has been in the prayers of millions ever since. Sadly, while seemingly on the road to recovery, Angela suffered a second massive stroke on July 10, 2007.

Raised in New York by a Cuban father and a Puerto Rican mother, Angela Bofill was a student of many styles of music, from the latin sounds played regularly by her family to the soul and jazz sounds of her neighborhood in the Bronx.

She began singing professionally as a teenager as a member of New York's All City Voices and as featured lead soloist for the Dance Theater of Harlem.

Bofill scored several dance hits in the 1970s and 80s, such as Angel of the Night, in 1978 and 1983's Too Tough, but has recently suffered significant health setbacks.
Walden and Bofill have worked together for more than 25 years - Arista Records' then-chief Clive Davis teamed Bofill with Walden in 1981 to produce her first commercial jazz-pop-R&B crossover recording, Something About You.
Walden produced her next two recordings, 1983's Teaser and Too Tough.

We love you Angela and know that you will be alright and supported through this crisis so please be encouraged.

Joe

You can contribute to her medical fund at http://www.angelabofill.com/ .


ANGELA BOFILL - "I TRY"

1 comment:

Angela B said...

Now Joe you chose the one song that would make me cry.