Greg Landau


Greg Landau

Greg Landau is an award-winning music and video producer, educator and music historian. He is a three-time Grammy nominee and has produced over 30 CDs, film sound tracks and videos. He has worked with renowned artists including: Patato Valdes, Buena Vista Social Club's Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, Susan Baca, Bobi Cespedes, Dr. Loco, Pete Seeger, Omar Sosa, John Santos, Pancho Quinto, Quetzal, Los Mocosos, Maldita Vecindad and David Byrne's record label Luaka Bop.

Recently, he produced the Grammy nominated album "Peru Blue" with Pamela Rodriguez. Greg Landau, Babatunde Lea, and John Greenham composed and produced "The African Diaspora Suite" for a permanent installation in the newly built Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. He also completed composing and producing the film score for Haskell Wexler's newest film, "Who Needs Sleep" which will debut at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. He is currently producing a CD for the Brazilian group, Sambada, as well as Mexican singer and songwriter Arturo Ortega.

During the 1980s he toured internationally as a guitarist and tresero with the reknowed Nicaraguan Nueva Cancion group, Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy and Mancotal, and shared stages with Silvio Rodriguez, Pablo Milanes, Mercedes Sosa, Chico Buarque, Amparo Ochoa and Nicomedes Santa Cruz in music festivals and concerts all over Latin America and Europe.

Over the last two decades, Greg has worked extensively with Oscar winning filmmaker Haskell Wexler and with his father, Saul Landau making documentary films in Latin America. He has also done extensive cultural research in Latin America and has received a doctorate in Communication from the prestigious University of California, San Diego.

Greg Landau is a multi-faceted artist who has worked in many areas of media production from broadcast media to web-based streaming video and computer telephony. His production credits include work for PBS, Disney, Sony, Warner Bros., CNN, Lucas Film, Six Degrees Records, McDonald's and StarMedia. As Executive Producer at Starmedia, he has produced videos with Christina Aguilera, Carlos Santana, Los Lobos, Sub-Comandante Marcos and many others.Greg currently teaches at the University of California at Santa Cruz and San Francisco City College. In addition, he also continues his professional work producing music and videos while pursuing research about the role of music in contemporary societies.

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