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Hopkins Center for the Arts
6041 Lower Level Wilson Hall             Contact: Becky Bailey
Dartmouth College                        Voice: 603.646.3991
Hanover, NH 03755                        Email: rebecca.a.bailey@dartmouth.edu

For Immediate Release: April 26, 2010

                           CARIBBEAN MUSIC

“Jump Up! Caribbean Sun Splash 2010”
Dartmouth’s World Music Percussion Ensemble and special guests The
Panhandlers Steel Band present the music of Bob Marley, Tito Puente and other
Island-music greats. Hafiz Shabazz, director.
Wednesday, May 19, 7 pm
Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hanover NH
$14, Dartmouth students $5, all other students $6, general admission
Information: Hopkins Center Box Office, 603.646.2422 or hop.dartmouth.edu

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HANOVER, NH—The celebratory sounds of Bob Marley, Tito Puente and Mongo
Santamaría and other masters of Caribbean music will consume the Hop’s
Spaulding Auditorium when the World Music Percussion Ensemble presents Jump
Up! Caribbean Sun Splash 2010, on Wednesday, May 19, at 7 pm.

The 17-member ensemble, joined by Joe Mitchell on guitar, and Ron Smith on
saxophone, will collaborate with an eight-member version of the Sharon, Vt.-
based Panhandlers Steel Band for a program including such favorites as Marley’s
Get Up, Stand Up and Could You Be Loved, Tito Puente’s Oye Como Va and
Mongo Santamaría’s Maza Cote.

The World Music Percussion Ensemble is a mostly student ensemble that
specializes in non-western drumming styles and techniques, from ancient African
rhythms to rock, rap, hip-hop, Afro-pop, Salsa, Brazilian Sambas and world jazz.
Director Hafiz Shabazz is a master drummer and ethnomusicologist,
percussionist, performer, and lecturer in Dartmouth’s Music Department who has
toured as a professional musician throughout France, the Caribbean and North

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America, and has taught at the University of California at Berkeley and Duke
University, and has lectured in more than 500 schools and universities.

The Panhandlers was started in 2002 by Upper Valley musician and music teacher
Scott Paulson and has grown to 17 regular members covering six different voices
of steel pan.

Marley (1945-1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician who remains
the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited
for helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a
worldwide audience. A 1984 album, Legend, a compilation of his hits, is reggae's
best-selling album, being 10 times Platinum in the U.S., and selling 20 million
copies worldwide.

Puente (1923-2000) was a Latin jazz and mambo musician raised in New York’s
Spanish Harlem, who had a 50-year career and is called “The King of Latin Jazz.”

Santamaría (1917-2003) was an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist who played
and recorded with John Coltrane, Puente, Cal Tjader and others, and was an
integral figure in the fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with R&B and soul.

This performance is made possible in part by generous support from 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.

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Founded in 1962, the Hopkins Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary
academic, visual and performing arts center that presents more than 300 live
events and films each year. With Outreach and Arts Education programs serving
more than 22,000 Upper Valley residents and students annually, its mission is "to
ignite and sustain a passion for the arts within Dartmouth and its greater
community and to provide the core educational environment for the study,
creation and presentation of the arts."

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