Mama Nature Sing-A-Long new music video releases on Earthday

Onah Indigo, the joyful troublemaker behind the electronic/accordion-expanding project noaccordion, was plotting a video for her latest release, Love Warrior. The Oakland-based artist knew she wanted to do something uplifting and fun. The answer: Puppets.

“I’d seen the Sustainable Living Road Show at a lot of festivals, and eventually I got to work with them,” Indigo explains. “When I was thinking of concepts for the video, I knew they’d be perfect.” Indigo chose the puppet crew’s handmade puppets, picking out characters that resembled natural creatures and plants. Their personalities inspired “Mama Nature,” a goofy romp with a serious message: Love your Mother, our planet.

The track, with its happy house vibe and light-hearted accordion lines, features one of the puppeteers, Sirraum Nash, a long-time friend and collaborator. His contribution to the original track made the video concept come together.

Putting unexpected pieces together comes naturally to Indigo. A reluctant accordion player, she’s discovered an idiosyncratic approach that puts the instrument center stage, while defying its limitations. Like the push and pull of bellows, this tension generates a quirky blast of energy. Add club beats, underground MCs, freaky variations on deceptively familiar keys, a bit of surrealist wit, and a rebellious fight for greater openness, and you have noaccordion.

Indigo has always pushed herself to understand and master more of the production process. She taught herself beatmaking, she had flirted with video production, and she decided her next skill was green screen. “I wanted to play around with green screen, and the puppets were a good fit for that,” continues Indigo, allowing nature to speak (and sing and play accordion) for itself. Together with her collaborator, Jonathan Youtt, Indigo figured out how to sync the puppets’ performances to the background footage, and how to have some fun. Eagles sing as they fly over mountain ridges. Lettuce and Cabbages chill in the desert. And a charming turtle plays the accordion.

“The video is meant to feel really retro, old school. The technique is akin to what you might see in that 70s vintage Muppet feel,” says Indigo. “We’re using this crude method, but it feels really unexpected. These hand puppets have this motion that nothing else has. I didn’t realize how much I’d like the way these puppets move.”

The innocent, raw feel is very intentional, and a perfect match for the song itself. “It’s a bit childlike. This is the happiest song I’ve written, and it’s even in C Major!” exclaims Indigo. “It’s got a positive, happy message that really works with the visual side we created. It’s light and silly and fun, just like the experience of making it.”

Mama Nature Sing-A-Long Video will officially be released on Earthday, April 22, 2017.

noaccordion will be performing at and screening the Mama Nature Sing-A-Long Video at the PLACE Benefit show in the Bay Area on Saturday, June 10 2017

PLACE is a Berkeley, California based public-serving, experiential learning center that showcases and fosters regenerative design, community resiliency, social justice and artistic expression. PLACE needs donations to bring the building standards up to safety codes which are being aggressively enforced in the East Bay Area due to the Ghost Ship Fire Incident.

Participate here: https://www.youcaring.com/placeforsustainableliving-722110

 

BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE MAMA NATURE New Music VIDEO SHOOT

Onah Indigo from noaccordion and Jonathan Youtt from The Sustainable Living Road Show/The Big Tadoo Puppet Crew joined forces this summer at Puppet Plex in Berkeley, California to film the Green Screen puppet portion for noaccordion’s Mama Nature music video.  Jesse and Sirraum Nash hopped aboard as well to help with puppetry, filming and editing.  Jonathan and Onah co produced the project while Onah and Jesse worked on the editing.  This is a fun, playful video that should appeal to a wide age range.  It packs a loving and potent message so true to our current times and encourages us to respect all mothers especially mother earth.  Mama Nature video will officially release on Earth Day 2017.

 

Listen to Music from Noaccordion’s latest LP out now, distributed worldwide

Noaccordion’s LP “Love Warrior” just came out and is available at online stores worldwide.  One of the best ways to support this LP is to purchase the music thru Bandcamp because they take very little commission and most of the money goes directly to the artists.

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Accordion Babes Calendar 2015 featuring new music from many sexy female accordion players

79b5bd4b-7c95-4c16-94ce-bab01063c1b9CALENDARS CAN BE PURCHASED ON THIS WEBSITE’S SIDE BAR

Onah Indigo is featured in this years Accordion Babes Calendar

Dear All

I am full participant of this project!! Although this is the most Beautiful, Sexiest, Eclectic, Accordion Babes Calendar yet with a set of original music from Bad Ass Female Accordion Playing Musicians, our release date was extremely delayed and we only have a few days before this year ends and the next one begins. Some of you have already received them as free gifts which is what I like to do but if I can cover my costs and then some that would cool. So if you wanna buy one or a few hit me up,

1 Calendar                  $15 + shipping

5 Calendars                $60 + shipping

ORDER THEM ON MY WEBSITE (via the paypal sidebar)

www.noaccordion.com

SHIPPING COSTS

$ 5 shipping any size order in the USA

$ 20 and up (International shipping varies)

All the Best,

Onah

 

Here’s a message from Renee Della Prade founder of the Calendar:

 

Dear friends and family and fans,

2014, what a year. I’ve had metaphorical flaming hoops to jump through, geysers to contain, and mountains to climb. I’ve realized that I can’t really handle the work-load, travel, and couch-surfing lifestyle which I adopted this year as a long-term plan. My body is starting to say, “Oh hell no! When do I get a break?” There is little rest for this ambitious, time-crunched Accordion Babe.

So, once again, I’m sending out an email to ask for your help. I have a huge stack of really sexy Accordion Babes Calendars standing by, and they need homes! This year’s calendar is the best one yet; the first year we’ve had a Brazilian artist (Adriana Sanchez); and the first time I get to collaborate with a celebrated fantasy novelist (Peter S. Beagle) to produce a song together for the album. The calendar is also very sleek-looking because it’s ad-free this year. I love the CD and I love our art.

The 2015 Accordion Babes Calendar release got delayed for a number of reasons this year; but what’s bad for me is good for you because I am having an AWESOME HOLIDAY SALE which is going to last through December 25th. You can take advantage of great wholesale prices; and you can give the gift of Accordion Babes to your nearest and dearest. (Please order ASAP to ensure your delivery in time for Christmas; the post office is always slower this time of year.)

5 copies = $60 ($12 each)

Renee

 

Noaccordion is currently working on a new music instrumental EP that is inspired by the works of 19th century French Composer Eric Satie focusing on his Gnossienes and Gymnopedies

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