We met Michael Aquino and Dania Ramos in 2014 on Twitter over a love of Essex County pizzas. Nine years later, we’re still eating pizzas and now making podcasts together. Michael and Dania are the founders of Cocotazo Media and have produced the audio drama series Timestorm, which has been recognized by the Webby Awards (honoree), Anthem Awards (silver medal), and NJ WebFest (best family-friendly podcast), and have received support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Google Podcasts, and PRX. Cocotazo Media has partnered with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Newark Public Library, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance to bring arts education and community programming to New Jersey audiences. So, you can tell why we were thrilled when they asked us to join them in their first nonfiction podcast, Songs on Site.
The first episode comes out Monday, May 22nd! Songs on Site will explore the music and environmental soundscapes of the Garden State. The series features an eclectic lineup of Jersey musicians in conversation with host Michael Aquino plus song performances at unique locations throughout New Jersey.
Songs on Site is recorded in 3D audio for an immersive listening experience. Get those headphones ready! Though you can listen to the podcast wherever you prefer it is truly an aural treat to listen with headphones. It’s a co-production of Cocotazo Media and You Don’t Know Jersey.
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