woRLd MusiC PeRCussion enseMBLe THE SOUNDS OF BRAZIL by zhouwenjuan



woRLd MusiC PeRCussion enseMBLe
Hafiz shabazz director

david newsam guitar
fred Haas piano & saxophone
tim gilmore drums
Luã Yvys Kirk Mattar vocals & guitar
Michael zsoldos saxophone & flute
Ron smith saxophone

    This performance is made possible in part by the William D. 1905 and Besse M. Blatner Fund No. 1,
    the Bruce Webb Eaken 1926 Memorial Fund and the Hopkins Center Performance Fund No. 2.

wednesday, november 16, 2011 | 7 pm
Spaulding Auditorium | Dartmouth College
                        The program order will be announced from the stage.

Pagode                                                                               Percussion samba

Forro Brazil                                                                          Hermeto Pascoal

O morro                                                                                   Nao Tem Vez

Diabinho                                                                            Jacob de Bandolim

Brigas Nunca Mais                                                                Antonio Carlos Jobim

Favela                                                                           Antonio Carlos Jobim

Frevo                                                                                Egberto Gismonti

Berimbau                                                                                  Baden Powell

Labareda                                                                            Vinicius de Moraes

Canto de Ossahna                                                                          Baden Powell

Lapinha                                                                              Virginia Rodrigues

Um A zero                                                               Pixinuinha & Benedito Lacerda

program notes
the sounds of Brazil                                  rhythms and beats of Africa were integrated with
To mention Brazil is to recall images of Rio’s        European classical and popular music to create a
carnival with its long parades, floats, elaborate     sound and dance tradition that is uniquely
costumes, and samba percussion ensembles. In          Brazilian. This musical integration has given the
our performance this evening we have combined         world a rich cultural mosaic fabric of song, dance
European and African influences creating a            and music.
traditional and contemporary sound of Brazil.
                                                      This evening you will have an opportunity to
During the African and Portuguese slave trade,        experience instrumental music, song and dance.
Africans brought music from Angola and the            The content of our program presents four classic
ports of East Africa to Latin America. Today Brazil   genres of Brazilian music: samba, bossa nova,
is recognized as having the largest African           forro and frevo.
population of any country outside of Africa. The
about the artists
david newsam guitar is a graduate of Berklee         Bertoncini, John Proulx and many others. Jazz
College of Music in Boston where he studied with     guitarist Pat Metheny calls Fred Haas “a totally
Jim Kelly, Larry Baione and William Leavitt. David   world-class saxophone player.” Trumpeter Clark
recently completed his studies in the Modern         Terry, said, “You won‘t find a more capable jazz
American Music program at Longy School of            player and teacher than Fred Haas, and that‘s a
Music where he studied with Thom Noren and           fact!” A Dartmouth graduate (‘73), Fred teaches
Charlie Banacos. He currently works as an            saxophone, jazz piano, jazz improvisation, jazz
assistant professor in the guitar department at      history, and music theory at Dartmouth College.
Berklee where he has taught since 1989. He is        He also mentors jazz combos as part of the
also employed as a senior lecturer in music at       Performance Lab program in the Music
Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH where he            Department. He is the founder of the Interplay
teaches guitar and jazz improvisation. David         Jazz Workshop, an intensive holistic workshop in
created the jazz guitar program at the University    jazz that integrates yoga, meditation and tai chi
of New Hampshire where he teaches, directs           with the study of improvised music. Interplay is
the UNH Jazz Guitar Ensemble and coaches             open to vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages
jazz ensembles. He is a former faculty member        and levels of experience and is now in it’s 16th
of the National Guitar Summer Workshop. David        year. Fred has recorded many CDs, including
performs solo and group engagements                  several for his own JazzToons label. He is also an
throughout New England. He has performed in          active performer and composer, traveling
concerts and clinics with many noted musicians,      internationally to play and teach with a variety of
among them guitarists Jim Hall, Bucky Pizzarelli     jazz groups. And finally, jazz piano legend Oscar
and Howard Alden, pianists Dave McKenna and          Peterson said, “Fred, for whom I have the great
James Williams, drummers Ed Shaugnessy, Louis        love as a friend and great respect as a player.”
Bellson, Bob Moses and Alan Dawson, and jazz
legends Clark Terry, Phil Wilson, Joe Williams       tim gilmore drums is adjunct instructor at
and Milt Jackson. He has extensive theater           Plymouth State University for percussion. A
experience including performances with Jack          member of Brownstone Recording Artists, the
Jones, Mitzi Gaynor, Dianne Carroll, The             Harry Skoler Jazz Quartet and CCMS Musicians of
Fifth Dimension, The Shirrelles, and Carol           Wall Street, Mr. Gilmore has performed with the
Channing. Recent concert appearances include         Cape Ann Symphony, Symphony by the Sea, the
performances at Berklee College of Music,            Paul Madore Chorale and Boston Percussion
Longy School of Music, Dartmouth and St.             Ensemble. He has also performed with Lester
Anselm Colleges, The House of Blues and the          Bowie, Marion McPartland, Fred Hersch, Tower
Boston Hatch Shell. David is the author of the       of Power, Tiger Okoshi and Warren Vache. He
book, Making Money Teaching Music, published         received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna
by Writer’s Digest Books and has produced the        cum laude in elementary/music education from
instructional DVD Accelerate Your Classical          Salem State College and pursued further study in
Guitar Playing, for Rittor Music in Japan.           composition and jazz performance at Berklee
                                                     College of Music.
fred Haas saxophone and piano has performed
with the likes of Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles, Pat   Luã Yvys Kirk Mattar vocals and guitar is a
Metheny, Clark Terry, Milt Jackson, Joe Morello,     brazilian producer, arranger and singer/
Don Cherry, Karrin Allyson, Matt Wilson, Gene        songwriter raised in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Being
about the artists continued
the son of two acclaimed brazilian artists, music    Link TV. Michael’s passion for teaching led him
was always part of his life. Lua plays electric/     back to Vermont. He is currently on the teaching
acoustic guitar, piano and sings. He has             faculties of the University of Vermont, Interplay
performed with many artists in Brazil. He is         Jazz Camp, and Festival Internazionale Del
currently majoring in Contemporary Writing &         Sassofono, in Faenza, Italy. He has conducted the
Production at the Berklee College of Music in        District Jazz Bands in Vermont districts IV, V, and
Boston, MA.                                          VI, and has been a repeat clinician for the
                                                     Vermont      and    Maine      Music    Educators
Michael zsoldos saxophone and flute was              Associations.
introduced to music through his father’s vast
record collection, which included the music of       Ron smith saxophone has performed with
Charlie Parker, Felix Mendelssohn, Billie Holiday,   notable legends over the life of his musical
the Beatles and Glenn Miller. Michael attended       career: Dizzy Gillespie, Nate Adderly, Ray Brown,
the Eastman School of Music where he studied         Miles Davis, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis, BB
classical and jazz saxophone with Ramon Ricker.      King and Al Steward. Ron has performed with
He later studied with Andrew Speight and             Hafiz Shabazz and the World Music Percussion
Branford Marsalis at Michigan State University       Ensemble over the past 14 years.
and has a master’s degree in music theory. In
2010, Michael released his debut CD Off the Cuff     Hafiz shabazz director, master drummer and
with drummer Matt Wilson, bassist Martin Wind,       director of the World Music Percussion Ensemble,
and pianist Miro Sprague. Off the Cuff has been      is     an     ethnomusicologist,      percussionist,
playing on radio stations throughout the US          performer, and lecturer. He teaches courses on
and Canada to great reviews and was on the           improvisation and non-Western music. He has
nominating ballot in four categories for the 2011    studied at the University of Ghana and the
Grammys. Michael can also be heard with jazz         Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He has studied
vocalist Samirah Evans and her Handsome Devils.      in Cuba with master drummers and folklorists
The band recorded a live CD, Hot Club, at the        and has performed with Max Roach, Lionel
Vermont Jazz Center that was released in January     Hampton, Julius Hemphill and Alhaji Bia Konte,
2011. Since 2004, Michael has been a performer       Master Cora and Griot of Gambia, West Africa.
and instrumental arranger for the Dartmouth          Professor Shabazz toured for many years
College Gospel Choir and Dartmouth Idol,             with Wind and Thunder, a group devoted to
featuring Walt Cunningham. Michael’s playing         improvisational jazz and non-Western music. He
and arranging can be heard on Cunningham’s           has toured France, the Caribbean, and
2010 album When All God’s Children. In 2008,         extensively throughout Canada and the United
they performed before capacity crowds at the         States. He has taught at the University of
Chicago House of Blues and Jazz at Lincoln           California at Berkeley, Duke University and
Center. In January 2009, the choir shared the        lectured in over 500 schools and universities. He
stage with Bebe Winans, Carole King, and             is an initiated member of the Ancestral Shrine of
Yolanda Adams at President Barack Obama’s            the Ashanti Nation in Ghana, West Africa, has
Inauguration festivities. In his work as composer,   authored articles for the Black Music Research
Michael’s original score is featured in the award-   Journal, and was a consultant with John Chernoff
winning documentary Birdsong and Coffee: A           in the writing of African Rhythms and African
Wake Up Call, which has aired both on PBS and        Sensibilities.
WorLd music percussion ensembLe
                 Hafiz Shabazz director

                  David Newsam guitar
            Fred Haas piano and saxophone
                Ronald Smith saxophone

                   Tim Gilmore drums
          Luã Yvys Kirk Mattar vocals and guitar
          Michael Zsoldos saxophone and flute

          Christina Chen percussion and piano
            Si Jie Loo percussion and vocals
                Justice Amoh percussion
            Doris Pu marimba and percussion
                Zackary Wood percussion
                 Zeviel Kane percussion
                Ying Qi Wong percussion
                   Yi Yang percussion
                  Long Sha percussion

                  Marian Gutierrez ‘13
                  Danielle Coleman ‘12
                 Andrenne Coleman ‘13
                 Angilique Coleman ‘13
                   Cassidy Griffin ‘12
                  Ana Sofia de Brito ‘12
                    Jessica Reyes ‘12
                                                              woRLd MusiC PeRCussion
                                                              Hafiz sHaBazz director
                                                              Sat | FeB 18 | 8 pM | SpaulDing auDitOriuM
                                                              This concert combines Asian and American music while
                                                              highlighting talented graduating seniors Si Jie Loo and
                                                              Christina Chen who have contributed much to the ensemble
                                                              during their Dartmouth years—and have inspired others with
                                                              their interests in both Eastern and Western music.

    deC 15 & 16
    7 PM
    deC 17
                           tHe CHRistMas ReVeLs
    2 & 7 PM               an eLizaBetHan CeLeBRation of tHe winteR soLstiCe
                           The Revels North chorus celebrates the season with English period songs, carols and
    deC 18                 dances from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
    1 & 5 PM

                           HeRMeto PasCoaL
    tHu                    Since bursting onto the international scene on Miles Davis’ album Live-Evil, Hermeto
    aPR 5                  Pascoal has “inspired the jazz world for more than 40 years, and continues to do so” (The
    7 PM                   Times, UK). Known in Brazil as o Bruxo (The Sorcerer), he and his tireless sextet of multi-
    sPauLding              instrumentalists conjure music ranging from folkloric to futuristic playing on a battery of
                           instruments both standard and whimsical (hub caps, teapots, bowls of rocks).

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