“Raga Raja” notes will be played at the Miami-Dade Metrorail sound system
Bored by the familiar tones that alert you when the train is approaching? Not anymore because Nu Deco Ensemble will take over Miami-Dade Metrorail audio system.
Prism Creative Group, in partnership with The New Tropic, asked the musical group Nu Deco Ensemble to recreate Project Trio’s 2012 song “Raga Raja”. So the orchestra transformed a few notes from their collaboration with Project Trio that will play over the loudspeakers at certain stations throughout the County.
Passengers will be able to hear the new tones at the following stations: Dadeland South, Brickell, Earlington Heights, and Palmetto.
“By adding some local flare to the music that plays over the loudspeakers at some of our stations, we hope to make the commute for our riders that much more enjoyable. We want to encourage our passengers to relax and enjoy the ride, and that all starts at our platforms,” said Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director of Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW).
The Nu Deco nonprofit organization was founded in 2013 and it is sponsored by the Knight Foundation and the Miami Light Project. The group collaborates with local musicians, Djs, dancers and visual artists to create a unique musical experience.
“Nu Deco Ensemble is excited to be collaborating with Miami-Dade Transit. We are honored that our brand of music-making could be a part of Miami-Dade County residents’ daily commute. The new initiatives that the transit department has set forth are incredibly forward-thinking and we knew enriching the transit experience by connecting to art would celebrate this groundbreaking achievement for our city,” said Sam Hyken, co-founder and composer of Nu Deco.
Prism Creative Group will also be hosting the Sounds From the Underground event, which will take place on Thursday, September 29, where the winning designs from the Transit Loves the Arts contest will be revealed.
For more information about the event, please visit bit.ly/SoundsFromTheUnderground_MDT.