First premiered at Goldstein Auditorium at Syracuse University, an article
was released today on "Inside SU" about the thinking behind D’Rivera’s piece "Borat in Syracuse" now on Timba Records.
On the GRAMMYs this Sunday, Jan. 31, "Borat in Syracuse" is nominated for a GRAMMY in Category 84 "Best Instrumental Composition". The article goes on to quote D’Rivera’s thinking behind the piece:
"…just seen the hilarious movie ‘Borat.’ … (he) envisioned the ‘skinny character’ trekking over mountains of snow in Syracuse, wearing his trademark gray suit, carrying a brown leather bag with a live chicken in it, waving a small American flag…That image was so descriptive and hilarious that the melody, especially the Middle Eastern vibe of the bridge, just came out naturally…"
You can read the full article from Syracuse University publication "Inside SU"
You can watch the GRAMMYs this weekend on CBS at 8:00 pm EST/PST