Farag, Crown Point, IN, AB-Bachelor of Arts, Indiana
A) Canterbury Productions, which promotes and produces
concerts in 40 markets around the country since 1980. (www.canterburyproductions.com)
B) Street Gold Records, which produces, markets, and
distributes record products of varying music styles to a
broad range of age demos.
C) Farag Music BMI – a music publishing company that
publishes and licenses original material.
Mr. Farag has co-produced four nationally syndicated TV
1. “A Street Carol”
2. “40th Anniversary of Rock ‘n Roll”
3. “Magic Moments”
4. “Original Leads of the Temptations”
Henry Farag is a voting member of NARAS (the Grammies).
Mr. Farag produces all Street Gold recordings, as well as
writing the bulk of original material and has recorded 18
albums/CDs. He has written and produced for Rock ‘n Roll
Hall of Famers, Jerry Butler, Bill Pinkney, and Hank
Ballard, as well as other notables, such as Ronnie Spector,
the Chi-Lites, the Skyliners, the Spaniels, the Drifters, et
al. Mr. Farag has produced thousands of concerts, including
special productions at the White House, Voice of America,
the 100th Olympiad, and events overseas.
A seasoned administrator, steeped in all areas of the
industry, the work product has won five national
commendations: 1) A Parent’s Choice Gold Award, 2) A
Parent’s Choice Honors Award, 3) The Institute for Childhood
Resources (Dr. Toy) Award for one of the “10 Best Recordings
for 1999”, 4) A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award; 5)
NAPPA Gold Award 2000, and rave reviews from national media
for his record series and TV special, “A STREET CAROL”.
Receiving commendations from the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame
and the Voice of America.
As producer of “The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show”, Henry Farag has
promoted this concept at most major theatres across the
country, becoming one of the top live oldies shows in the
Nation. CBS News Magazine, Sunday Morning recently
did a feature on the show.
Indiana University Northwest has published Mr. Farag’s book
dealing with the cultural ramifications of Doo-Wop music in
Gary, Chicago, and environs from 1956 to the present
entitled, The Signal ~ A Doo-Wop Rhapsody, which was
featured on VH-1’s “Behind the Music”. The book has recently
been published in digital format.
As an avocation, he sings lead in the a cappella group,
Stormy Weather which has entertained the troops in Bosnia,
Kosovo, Sarajevo, and throughout the Balkans (www.stormy-weather.com).
Mr. Farag is currently working on a new book, and continues
to write and produce, and sometimes sing.