Save The Music and singer, producer, and songwriter, Condola ‘Dola’ Rashad, invite you to play along with her song “Blue” from her solo debut record, Space Daughter.
A singer, producer and songwriter, Dola is a multifaceted storyteller. You can be a storyteller, too. Make “Blue” your own by playing your instrument, singing in your own voice, using a digital audio workstation, or remixing the track however you want!
Below, please find free sheet music for “Blue” and an audio track for reference. You are now ready to create your own unique solo or ensemble performance.
Hey music teachers! Do you think “Blue” would make a great project for your students? Let us know how you are doing and send us the final performance by either tagging us on social media or emailing us at [email protected].
READY TO PLAY? FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:
1) Download the sheet music below or listen and following along with the track.
2) Have fun practicing!
3) Record your solo or ensemble performing with or without the track below
4) Post on social media with #MusicSaves and #PlayWithCondola
RESOURCES TO GET YOU STARTED
Are you on Tik Tok? Post a #DUET with Condola!
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
A singer, producer and songwriter, Dola is a multifaceted storyteller. She trained as a classical pianist during her adolescence and was the lead singer and songwriter of an alternative band, “Condola & the Stoop Kids” in New York City. Dola has never stuck to creating one genre of music; the music she creates can never be boxed into one place. What was her challenge has now become her strength, as her music is her very own sound.
A classical trained pianist, Dola has a deep-rooted appreciation and is influenced by all genres of music and has been a songwriter for a long as she can remember. Music has always been her first form of artistic expression, which has been an unknown fact to many until now. Some of her favorite artists are Aaliyah, Alabama Shakes, Beirut, India Arie, Little Dragon, Missy Elliot, Nelly Furtado, Phantogram, Stevie Wonder, Tame Impala and Timbaland.
The track Blue is co-produced by Dola and Lord Quest and co-written by Dola and singer-songwriter Alex Saad, both of whom are Red Bull artists. Dola co-directed the music video with longtime friend Maud Arnold. The song is about yearning to be in the presence of a loved one, and only being able to do so through a dream.
In an effort to assist in providing care to those who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, Dola will donate 100% of her personal proceeds earned from Blue to benefit Food Bank for New York City and their ongoing efforts towards combatting hunger.
“I’ve been working on this project for almost two years,” says Dola. “While I’m not physically able to be in the presence of my friends and family at this time, this offering is the next closest thing to being near them. All of my love goes into my music – sharing my music is equivalent to sharing my love. I’m grateful to be able to offer support to my NYC community and to our global community during this pandemic, and beyond.”
RICK DEJONGE, ARRANGER
Rick DeJonge has a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. He spent thirteen years in public education having taught high school band, high school choir, and elementary music. He remains active working with bands across the country and has recently worked with Honor Bands and All State Bands in Colorado, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Rick’s unique programming for children’s education programs with orchestra have received rave reviews. Rick has traveled the world conducting his works that include premieres with the Denver Pops Symphony Orchestra, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, USAF Band, Seika High School All Girls Band (Japan), and music for the closing ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Singapore Youth Festival (Singapore). Since 2005 Rick has been writing and arranging for the Boston Brass and since 2011 has been the official arranger for Walt Disney World’s Thanksgiving Day Parade of Bands. In 2019 Rick arranged 11 pieces for solo trumpet and string quartet for trumpeter Mary Bowden’s new CD Reverie.