2019 Excellence in Music

Tha Yoties: Yoties

2019-11-16T09:32:13-07:00January 9th, 2019|Music, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music Tha 'Yoties are a Reggae/Rock band from Flagstaff, IrieZona. The band is notable for their lively performances, catchy melodies, and conscious message. Their signature'IrieZona Reggae-Rock' sound is greatly influenced by the cultures and concerns of the Native American populations of the Four Corners region. Through the [...]

CoCec: Life Sucks but the Music’s Good

2019-11-16T09:32:14-07:00January 9th, 2019|Music, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music DJ Cecil Tso and emcee Colin “Smallz” Haviland of The Boom Box Bros make up the local hip-hop duo CoCec. Though the pair had known each other musically for years they hadn’t originally planned to make music together. When Tso crafted a handful of beats, sent [...]

Donivan Berube: So Much for No Mountain

2019-11-16T09:32:14-07:00January 9th, 2019|Music, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music In 2018, Flagstaff musician Donivan Berube released his newest single "So Much for No Mountain.” The release was accompanied by a music video presenting the spirit ofromance as a broken, post-Dharma Bums dystopia. "The recording and filming was a major collaborative effort between many Flagstaff musicians, [...]

Ice Sword: Dragon Magic

2019-11-16T09:32:14-07:00January 9th, 2019|Music, Viola Awards|

2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music Unique to Flagstaff and recognized globally, Ice Sword describes their music as high power fantasy metal. Their 2018 release ‘Dragon Magic’ has been compared to Metallica meeting J.R.R. Tolkien. The group’s jaw-dropping performance is marked with costumes, keytars, skilled musicianship, and loyal fans. According to FlagBrew [...]

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