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PJP, WRTI & PhillyCAM Win Media Award


On July 6th, 2016, The Alliance for Community Media announced the winners of their 2016 Hometown Media Awards. In the category of Access Center Professional Winners / Local Performances, the winning media project was....


Philadelphia Jazz Project & WRTI Present: Orkestra Rumpilezz Produced with PhillyCAM


On Friday, July 31, 2015, Philadelphia experienced for the first time, the powerful, musical magic of the Brazilian big band, Orkestra Rumpilezz, led by the remarkable, saxophonist, composer, conduct and educator, Letieres Leite. On their very first U.S. tour, this Brazilian big band, by way of the state of Bahia and the city of Salvador, joined by Afro-Cuban Jazz pianist Arturo O’Farrill and trumpeter and musical adventurer, Steven Bernstein shared an unforgettable evening with over 600 ecstatic Philadelphians. The collaborative team of PJP, WRTI and PhillyCAM recorded the entire affair. These recordings culminated in a 60 minute video, which our colleagues at PhillyCAM graciously entered into this competition.


Rumpilezz 2The Alliance for Community Media
Founded in 1976, the Alliance represents over 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access organizations and community media center throughout the country. The ACM works to protect the interests of these access centers and those who use PEG facilities and equipment to advance their causes through cable television and the Internet.


The Hometown Media Awards
Previously named the Hometown Video Awards, the name change to Hometown Media Awards reflects the wider array of media being used by Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) access cable television channels.


Rumpilezz 3The Hometown Media Awards honor and promote community media and local cable programs that are distributed on PEG access cable television channels. Awards are presented to creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television in a different way.


Thanks to David Haas and the Wyncote Foundation for supporting this special concert. Thanks to Letieres Leite and Orkestra Rumpilezz and their manager, Eric Taller. Thanks to the folks at TPAC for all of the technical support to present a great concert. Thanks to Bill Johnson and the team at WRTI for making this concert happen. Special thanks to everyone at PhillyCAM, particularly Laura Deutch and Antoine Haywood for making this award possible and to the PJP team, particularly Julia Lopez who endured this herculean project.



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