Made in France and born again in California, musician, screenwriter and activist Becca Moore left the city of lights for the city of angels to find her voice and deliver progressive messages through songs and stories. After over two years of pure creation, Becca is reviving the conscious flame of the 70s, guided by the belief that, to reference the great Gil Scott-Heron, “the revolution should now be televised on all possible screens.”
In a young city such as Los Angeles, The Mint is the cultural institution of choice for Becca to present her work, as its stage has already been graced by the likes of her idol Stevie Wonder, and Macy Gray, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Ray Charles since the legendary Westside venue opened its doors in 1937. Becca’s set will be Friday June 12 at 7:30pm, ending at 8:30pm, cover is $12.
“Now I feel like I’m fulfilling my purpose which is spreading a message and addressing issues that haven’t been addressed through music or fiction in a long time. And my project blends both. I think the Stewarts and Colberts and all the people who do comedy about issues are wonderful, but we need music and fiction in the mix as well.”
After winning her first singing competition by flooring the crowds of her hometown Nantes at ages 4 and 5, Becca became a sought after soloist on the French classical music scene and in church choirs, performing intensively for many years. While shifting her focus to jazz and funk, she applied herself in school, despite the perilous storms she faced at home, and ended up graduating first in her class from the prestigious English and American Literature program at Paris VII University.
Shortly after, she auditioned for Robert Cordier’s Acting International School, and was admitted directly into the final year of the program. Cordier encouraged Becca to reconnect with her musical roots, starting her off writing jazz songs and playing with her quintet in Paris, which she later took to New York for an exciting five show run at the Village Theater. The storyteller in Becca knew which way to go to take her art to the next level: West, all the way to Hollywood.
After obtaining her green card, granted for extraordinary ability in the arts, no easy feat, Becca worked in the film industry to finance her dream, translating dialogue into French for numerous TV shows, including “Mad Men” and “Nurse Jackie.” She soon came up with the concept for her own musical TV drama series entitled “Soultown Super.” Its story explores the daily struggles and lifetime victories of Ray Garland, an African American building manager extraordinaire born in the ghetto, who is intent on shaking off the burden of history and climbing the social ladder, while unifying and uplifting the microcosm of society that lives under his roof into an urban oasis, opening new horizons for all, “one window at a time.” Becca recently completed this first pilot script and is now working on a second project, a half-hour musical dramedy series entitled “Off the Rez.”
Connect with Becca Moore through www.becca.tv, Bandcamp at beccamoore.bandcamp.com, her blog at http://beccamoorica.tumblr.com or social media: www.facebook.com/beccamooremusic, Instagram @Beckmonster, Twitter @beccamooretv.