Samoan Dance Stars (Rich & Tone Talauega)
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Since: Jun 09
#1 Aug 7, 2009
Talauega is a respected Samoan chiefly title in Samoa. However, the Talauega surname is now well known in the entertainment field around the world
The talents of Richmond & Anthony Talauega extend far beyond the reach of conventional dance choreographers to encompass wide-ranging success as musicians, producers, and performers who are at the forefront of today's pop culture movement. As such multifaceted artists, they are able to achieve truly unique results in their work as choreographers which continues to make them highly sought after by the top name in the industry.
As teenagers, the Talauega Brothers were discovered by Michael Jackson's choreographer while free-styling at a club in Oakland , CA. Within a year, Rich&Tone were on their way to becoming legendary dancers and choreographers, having toured with both Diana Ross and Michael Jackson within months of moving to Los Angeles .
The Talauegas' dedication, unique style, and creative abilities have translated into work in a rage of artistic mediums. Their highly visible projects include work for Ipod, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Gap, Mitsubishi, as well as the feature films "Take The Land", "Bring it on yet again", "Save the last dance" and "save the last dance2". Their recent television work includes the 2005 & 2006 Image Awards, for which, in 2005, they received an Emmy Nomination as well as Jamie Foxx's NBC Special "Unpredictable".
The list of artists seeking their collaboration includes, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Eve, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kin, Missy Elliott, The Black Eyed Peas, The Backstreet Boys, Monica, Blink 182, Avril Lavigne and Dirty Vegas. Their work can be seen in music videos including Madonna's "Sorry". The Black Eyed Peas "Pump it" and Jennifer Lopez "Get right". Rich & Tone are currently working on Madonna's 2006 World Tour as a follow up to their work on her 2004 "Evolution" Tour which featured their choreography in the songs "Vogue", "Holidays", "Music" and "Noboduy knows me".
As a production partners for Red Ronin Music, Rich & Tone have made evident their musical talents as they release their new album "Krump Sessions" a follow up to the soundtrack for the dance documentary "Rize", directed by David LaChappelle. A renowned photographer and directior, LaChappelle has often sought out the talents of Rich & Tone working with them on several video and commercial projects and hiring them to be producers, music supervisors, and choreography coordinators on the critically acclaimed short film "Krumped" and the following feature length version "Rize" which was released by Lions Gate Films in June of 2005.
Currently, Rich & Tone are actively writing new music for numerous artists and projects as well as venturing into the writing and development of a new feature film based on their dynamic true life experiences growing up in Richmond , CA.
These 2 Samoan brothers/Choreographers are considered the best of the best and can also be seen in Chris Browns Music video Wall to Wall.
Rich & Tone's Work (See for yourself)
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