Julie De Rossi was struck and killed by a drunk driver early on the morning of March 17. She was the Event Director of Motherland Entertainment in Houston. Motherland Entertainment is a U.S.-based agency dedicated to enhancing and promoting the global exchange of world music through delivery of personalized services, working with artists representing a wide range of genre from Afro beat to hip-hop, Jazz-fusion to rock, House to world beat.To honor her (as she did not want a funeral), there was a party Friday, March
26, at the 12 Spot in downtown Houston to celebrate the love that was her life.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.