COSTA RICA EXTRA (Hollywood Reporter) — Alanis Morrissette has released a video for her new song The Coffee, inspired by the female coffee producers of Costa Rica and features percussion sounds created by Carlos Tapado Vargas utilizing coffee beans and the machinery that is used to make coffee.
The song was written for a documentary called A Small Section of the World that will open in select theaters and on VOD in December.
Her voice has been featured in collaborations with Ringo Starr, Harry Gregson-Williams and the Dave Matthews Band, but Alanis Morissette teamed with a very different music-maker on her latest song: coffee grains.
As The Hollywood Reporter points out, Morissette and Costa Rican musician Carlos “Tapado” Vargas “used coffee beans and other machinery used in making coffee to create the percussion elements in ’The Morning,’ a new anthem inspired by female coffee producers in Costa Rica.” The song was produced in conjunction with the new documentary A Small Section Of The World, directed by Waiting For Superman/An Inconvenient Truth producer Lesley Chilcott. The film “focuses on the Asociación de Mujeres Organizades de Biolley (ASOMOBI), and depicts how the female inhabitants of the Costa Rican town are vital to the global coffee production industry.” The song, meanwhile, is rife with references to blending and working “from sunrise to sunset.” Morissette offered a quote to THR: “”I just basically live for the feminine being and beauty — really talking about it and extolling the virtues of the feminine being celebrated in men and women alike.”
Morissette’s track and music video release accompanies the documentary A Small Section of the World — which premieres at DOC NYC on Nov. 14 before its release in limited theaters and VOD in December — directed by Lesley Chilcott (producer of Waiting for Superman, An Inconvenient Truth) and produced by Dominic Sandifer and Nick Davidge. It focuses on the Asociación de Mujeres Organizades de Biolley (ASOMOBI), and depicts how the female inhabitants of the Costa Rican town are vital to the global coffee production industry.
“I just basically live for the feminine being and beauty — really talking about it and extolling the virtues of the feminine being celebrated in men and women alike,” Morissette told The Hollywood Reporter of the collaboration.
Watch “The Morning” here.
For those of us in Costa Rica, the video is not available in our country. You will either see a “video is private”. A further search for the video landed me on pinkisthenewblog site, where you will see the following the message.