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“Cultural Traditions in Diaspora”

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544 Capp Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

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Field Day on March 16 and 17 is not only two days this year, but also features a CMC faculty concert that is not to be missed! “Cultural Traditions in Diaspora” is a special Field Day performance of CMC faculty from the Brass/Winds and Cultural Traditions Departments and is curated by Miguel Govea and Tregar Otton. The concert is a spectacular achievement in programming and showcases the remarkable talent on the CMC faculty.

The program for “Cultural Traditions in Diaspora” features an array of genres that run the gamut of styles and sensibilities. The common theme in the concert is repertoire that has emerged from cultural diasporas and migrations, such as tango, jazz, Afro-Cuban, and others.

$20 suggested donation. All proceeds support tuition assistance at CMC.

Program:

1. La Muerte del Angel (Astor Piazzolla, Argentina 1921-1992) blends tango, classical and jazz influences, with an open section for improvised solos.

Jennifer Peringer - piano

Martha Rodriguez Salazar - flute

Rachel Condry - clarinet

Robert Lopez - percussion


2. Compón Cortito (Eduardo Gamboa, Mexico, b. 1960)

Jennifer Peringer - piano

Martha Rodriguez Salazar - flute

Rachel Condry - clarinet

Robert Lopez - percussion

Annelise Zamula - tenor sax


3. Butterfly Lovers Song (traditional Chinese melody arr. by Jon Jang)

“The work is inspired (by) Jesse Jackson’s multiple speeches in SF Chinatown during the 1980’s. I symbolically merge the Chinese melody with the feeling of Jackson’s anthem, Country Preacher.” - Jon Jang

Jon Jang - piano

Alex Farrell - double bass

Robert Lopez - traps drum set

Annelise Zamula - tenor sax

Miguel Govea - valve trombone


4. Yank Sing Work Song (Jon Jang)

“A southern Chinese Cantonese head that morphs into a Miles Davis Bitches Brew 1970s inspired piece. This composition pays tribute to the soulful courage of the Chinese immigrant workers of the Yank Sing Restaurant and sends a powerful message to Trump’s anti-immigrant stance and manic xenophobia.” - Jon Jang

Same instrumentation as above or flexible.


5. Yo Mambo (Larry Dunn) Contemporary R&B

Larry Dunn - electric guitar

Alex Farrell - bass

Robert Lopez - traps drum set


6. Till Closing Time (Larry Dunn)

Larry Dunn - electric guitar

Alex Farrell- bass

Robert Lopez - traps drum set

Cecilia Peña-Govea - trumpet

Miguel Govea - trumpet

Annelise Zamula - tenor sax


7. Scatterbrain - Annelise Zamula: An original jazz composition with two horn parts.

Annelise Zamula - tenor sax

Miguel Govea - trumpet

Robert Lopez - traps drum set

Jon Jang - piano

Alex Farrell- bass


8. Divina - Annelise Zamula: An original jazz ballad.

Annelise Zamula - tenor sax

Robert Lopez - traps drum set

Piano - Jon Jang

Alex Farrell - bass


9. Cuando Se Van - Cecilia Peña-Govea: This transgenre song questions and mourns the effects of gentrification on the cultural landscape of San Francisco and the larger Bay Area. It incorporates Jamaican slave chant and traditional drums, with the production styles of reggaeton.

Cecilia Peña-Govea - voice and trumpet

Annelise Zamula - tenor sax

Miguel Govea - valve trombone

Larry Dunn - guitar

Jon Jang - piano

Alex Farrell - bass

Robert Lopez - congas

Sergio Duran - percussion


10. El Rae Sivad - Maestro Curtis: “This Latin/Bop piece was written as a tribute to my elder and mentor, friend and student of Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis. He also played with Sun Ra. His name is Earle Davis - El Rae Sivad spelled backwards.”

Maestro Curtis - piano

Frankie Curtis - standup bass

Winifred Williams - traps drum set

Juan Escovedo - congas

Rousell White - trumpet

Tim Merritt - saxes


11. Dos Gardenias (arr. by Tregar Otton) was composed in 1945 by Isolina Carrillo of Cuba. Achieved international fame in 1996 thanks to Omara Portuondo’s recording with the Buena Vista Social Club collective.

Tregar Otton - percussion, violin

Cecilia Peña-Govea - voice, trumpet

Miguel Govea - voice, trumpet

Annelise Zamula - tenor sax

Larry Dunn - guitar

Jennifer Peringer - piano

Sylvia Sherman- bass

Robert Lopez - congas

Sergio Duran - voice, timbales


12. Puerto Rico - Composed by Nuyorican salsa pioneer Eddie Palmieri, this Charlie Sepulveda arrangement uses the characteristics of call and response, and improvisation found in all African influenced music. A tribute to the island of great composers and musicians instrumental in the blending of jazz and Latin music.

Miguel Govea - valve trombone, voice

Cecilia Peña-Govea - trumpet, voice

Annelise Zamula - tenor sax

Jennifer Peringer - piano

Alex Farrell - bass

Robert Lopez - congas

Sergio Duran - timbales

Tregar Otton - percussion


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