Go with the Flo
MJmedina.com MJ Medina (Manny & Joy, 19 & 17-2005), are a dynamic Latin/Spanglish Pop, brother and sister performance duo that write, sing, act & dance to songs with strong positive & fun lyrics. MJ star in their very own, live, NYC TV show, and they have 3 albums out: 'Go With The Flo!', 'Let¹s Just Hang' and they are the stars of 'SkateDance.com.' Since October 2000, MJ have performed their songs live for over 250,000 people. June 2003, MTV gave Manny a perfect 10 rating when he performed on the famous 'Say What Karaoke TV show on MTV! MJ star as voice actors in over100 cartoons and worked on an Emmy Awarded project on MTV! The song, En Mis Brassos, was co-produced by Latin Grammy winner, LUGO of Love Kiss Music! Since January 2002, MJ are stars of their very own live weekly Prime Time TV show in NYC called 'The Go With The Flo' show. MJ have also been featured on a variety of television news programs in New York City/New Jersey, Hollywood, Miami & Western New York State areas as well as in newspapers. UPN 9 featured MJ on broadcast on New Years Day in New York City. 'LA TV Live' in Hollywood, (which is more popular than MTV in California), invited MJ to perform 3 songs as well as an interview as the featured guests. 'Jersey's Talking' featured MJ in 2001, for the News 12 Network which covers the entire state of New Jersey, and talked specifically about MJ's work with D.A.R.E. America. MJ were also interviewed on the TV show 'Live Edition' on NJ12. Manny & Joy have appeared on Telemundo 47 in the NYC area. Recently Joy starred in a production of 'Foot Loose' and Manny starred in a production of 'West Side Story'. The 'Lyons Group', a major talent agency for motion pictures and national TV commercials offered MJ a contract in April, 2002. Manny was called on for 'Levi¹s' and 'Wendy's ' commercials. 'Papa Bear', a 12 times platinum producer who has helped the careers of superstars like 'Stevie Wonder, Vanessa Williams, Tony Orlando & Dawn, and even Luther Vandross, wrote and produced 3 songs on MJ¹s new CD! MJ were asked to perform at the release of a new fragrance for 'Liz Claiborne', while MJ were shooting a music video in the streets of Hollywood! MJ performed for ManhattanModelSearch.com¹s national tour in 2002-2003 as the featured act and they sang the jingle & appeared in their TV commercial, as well. In 2002, MJ have been offered talent management contracts by 'Terrific Talent Associates' in NYC (agents for Lion King on Broadway, Stuart Little 2, etc.) for major motion picture & television commercial acting position. In July 2002, Manny & Joy received a prestigious 'Life Time Achievement Award' from the mayor of Hoboken, NJ and they performed on the main float with the 'Queen of Puerto Rico' at the Puerto Rican Day Parade for the State of New Jersey. MJ were the featured act for a massive crowd of 16,000 teenagers at the 'Red Ribbon' anti drug and violence rally that took place in Buffalo, New York in 2000. MJ were asked to write the theme song for this event entitled 'We, Are, Drug, Free!'. In conjunction with this event, MJ were interviewed on the ABC, NBC & CBS television affiliates for their work at this rally as well as during drive time on 'STAR 102.5 FM' in Buffalo. MJ are performing continuously at educational assembly concerts which, were designed by David Musial, (a.k.a.Dr.D). They are the stars of 'SmartTraxLive.com'. Several of the schools played the song 'We, Are, Drug, Free!' in the classrooms prior to the concert day and the audience started to sing the chant BEFORE MJ even took the stage! MJ have been invited to give the same assembly concerts to schools throughout the New York City area. In April of 2002, MJ performed at the world famous 'Liberty Science Center' for the United Nations World Health Day event. In February, 2002, MJ recorded a new song called 'Brave New American Heroes'. It is a tribute to the victims of September 11, a 'song of hope'. An ensemble of singers and musicians joined in the recording sessions and MJ made a video for it at Ground Zero which has already aired on their live TV show in NYC. The live performance premiered for the United Nations 'World health Day' event at the world reknowned Liberty Science Center in 2002 and have received awesome reviews and made a 'lasting impression'. The Medina's were asked to give a free concert for children who lost family members at the WTC at a special summer camp in the Catskills called 'Camp Haze' and they sang it there as well both in 2002 & 2003. They were featured on national TV. Go MJ! MJ studied vocal performance with the late Mario Lisanti who also taught a variety of amazing opera enthusiasts like Phoebe Snow. They have also studied with Terry Taylor, who has sung with Celine Dione, Lenny Kravitz & Prince. In addition they studied with Roger Ansanelli (who often appears on Saturday Night Live and is currently in a movie with Beth Middler! ). MJ¹s choreographer is Danilo Sobers, who also helped Mariah Carey, Boys II Men & L.L. Cool J! They are in association with 'Mundo Maravilla Artists Relations' from Beverly Hills, California who specialize in movie star development like Santiago Douglas, who performs with MJ on the new CD. The Spanish chorus of this song 'I Need You/Te Necesito' will be used in his new motion picture, 'Punto 45'. The 'Alliance for Justice' has used MJ¹s version of 'Take A Stand' for a video that will be sent to all high schools in the nation in 2004. In November, MJ worked on a TV commercial pilot for A Partnership for A Drug Free New Jersey. David Musial was selected in 1995 to produce a song titled 'Spread Peace All Over The World'. Manny sang in the chorus of this song at the young age of just eight. The song was used by the United Nations for the 50th anniversary. In 1998, Musial was asked to write the theme to the soundtrack for the 'Fight For Your Rights: TAKE A STAND Against Violence' enhanced CD. It was funded by the United States Department of Education and Justice and was distributed for free throughout the nation by MTV. Major artists like 'The Back Street Boys, Lauryn Hill, Dave Matthews Band, Alanis Morrisette, Tori Amos, Method Man, Beastie Boys' and 'Green Day' contributed songs to this CD. The entire campaign won an Emmy Award in 1999! Now MJ have re-recorded a brand new, updated version. MJ use the performance mix of this version in all of their 'D.A.R.E.' related concerts and the audiences love it! In 2001, the New Jersey D.A.R.E. organization invited MJ Medina to perform their anthem 'We, Are, Drug, Free!' and 'Take A Stand - Stop The Violence' for a convention hall full of D.A.R.E officers in Atlantic City. MJ received an incredible standing ovation. They were immediately overwhelmed by requests by the officers to 'come' to their D.A.R.E. events. Many suggested that the song ³We, Are, Drug, Free!' become an anthem for D.A.R.E. One World Artists Management has received 30 to 50 appearance requests from this event. The new album contains an awesome re-make of the song by STYX called 'Babe' and also has an incredible title track 'Go With The Flo' that MJ co-wrote with 'Castillo', a hot Latino producer. Castillo has worked at the 'Hit Factory' in New York City with such notables as Whitney Houston, Baby Face, Prince, Brian McKnight and also Mariah Carey. It also contains a song by Sherwin Pichardo, who has a hit on Spanish radio in NYC. MJ are also actors! Besides ' West Side Story' & 'Footloose', cited earlier, Manny is currently starring in a production of 'Rag Time' and has starred in performances of 'Fame' and 'Grease' in the NYC area. Joy also had a supporting role in these shows. They sing the theme song to 3 cartoons and also the theme for a new anticipated children's TV show called Drew's Famous Magical Juke Box with Roger as well! . They have starred as voice over actors for over 100 cartoons already! (The Yokies, Beachdog, Magica & Tombik & B.B.). They are also the featured artists on the song 'Frosty the Snowman' for a new Christmas CD and are featured in the song 'Brand New Key' on the 'Kid Power' CD that is on the 'Turn Up The Music'-'Drew's Famous Party Music' record label. (Drewsfamous.com) One World Artists Management has had numerous conversations and a meeting with the 'Rollerblade' corporation. Rollerblade produces concerts in the New York City area called 'Rockin Rollerblade'. DJ's from the #1 dance music station in the nation KTU 103.5 FM host the event. In 2000 there was a crowd of 50,000. MJ are honored to be invited. MJ are one of the featured acts at the Puerto Rican International Festival at Frank Sinatra Park on the piers of Hoboken overlooking Manhattan in July of 2002. MJ were a featured act at the PNC Bank Art Center (Garden State Art Center) in New Jersey in 2001 & 2002 for the SMART-T Jam where there were 10,000 to 12,000 people in the audience. In August 17, 2003, the Medina¹s kicked off the Smart Trax tour at Newport Square, across from lower Manhattan and KTU FM and now plan to tour the nation with talk shows to promote their new albums: Smart Trax, Skate Dance? II and 'Go With The Flo! ' Go MJ! The Medina¹s have received thousands of fan letters on their site and one excitingly declares that soon 'MJ will be the best band in America'. Watch for the new book about the making of 'Smart Trax' starring MJ Medina, by the dynamic new author, Daniel Drabik. For videos, mp3¹s, song auditions, photos, endorsements and more, please visit...