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Global Rhythms Presentation Oct. 26: Weaving a cast of more than 600 in a production featuring music from Brazil, Bulgaria, Cuba, Egypt and India

10/19/2012

Music from Brazil, Bulgaria, Cuba, Egypt and India will be featured in the Global Rhythms presentation “Blueprint of a New World” at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Hall Auditorium.

Global Rhythms will “weave in a cast of around 700 members in a production that aims to bring in world music through the power of choir, orchestra, marching band and world percussion ensembles, celebrating the power of music and dance,” according to Srinivas Krishnan.

Krishnan, a master percussionist, is the founder and artistic director of the Global Rhythms Music Ensemble and artist-in-residence at Miami’s Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC). He is a member of the guest faculty and advisory panel of the KM Music Conservatory, a multidisciplinary music education center established by Grammy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman’s foundation.


Special guest artists include:
• Grammy Award-winning jazz trombonist Robin Eubanks
• Jamey Haddad (who has worked with Paul Simon for over a decade), regarded as one of the foremost world music and jazz percussionists in the U.S.
• Made Asnawa, from Bali
• Ila Paliwal, Indian classical vocalist
• Arjun Chandy, Carnatic (Indian classical) singer and jazz vocal arranger
• Wisaal Middle Eastern Ensemble
• Jeff Queen, snare drum virtuoso, solo performer with Broadway’s “BLAST!”
• Jason Koontz (Miami MM ’98), associate professor of percussion at Eastern Kentucky University, and Marianne McAdam, Brazilian music and dance
• world percussionist Aaron Bishara (Miami ’01), adjunct instructor of percussion, Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Srinivas Krishnan (center, blue shirt) leading the 2011 Global Rhythms performance;  shown with Grammy Award-winning artists Robin Eubanks, trombone; Glen Velez, percussionist; Eugie Castrillo, Latin percussionist, among other guest artists and the Collegiate Chorale and Symphony Orchestra
Srinivas Krishnan (center, blue shirt) leading the 2011 Global Rhythms performance; shown with Grammy Award-winning artists Robin Eubanks, trombone; Glen Velez, percussionist; Eugie Castrillo, Latin percussionist, among other guest artists and the Collegiate Chorale and Symphony Orchestra
Miami musical ensembles include:

Choraliers directed by William Bausano
• Symphony Orchestra directed by Ricardo Averbach
• Collegiate Chorale and Men's Glee Club directed by Jeremy Jones
• World percussion ensemble directed by Bill Albin
• Mergers, student a capella ensemble

Faculty performers include (among others):
• Jaime Morales Matos, trombone
• James Olcott, trumpet
• James Lentini, guitar
• Jeremy Long, saxophone
• Chris Tanner, percussion

The program will include compositions by artists including A.R. Rahman, Sergio Mendez and works by noted conductor Michael Delchev (from Bulgaria and Denmark).

Fashion will also be showcased, with novel costumes and designs.

Special feature: Food tasting

Members of the Choraliers performing in the 2011 Global Rhythms concert
Members of the Choraliers performing in the 2011 Global Rhythms concert
Food samples from Northern India will be served to advance ticket buyers on the lawn in front of Hall Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Global Rhythms is sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures, the Parent’s Fund, the School of Creative Arts, the department of music, the Kris and Vicky Joshi Foundation and other individuals.

Tickets for the Global Rhythms presentation, including the 6:30-7:30 p.m. food tasting and main concert at 8 p.m., are $8 for students and youth and $10 for adults. Tickets are available at the Box Office in Shriver Center, 529-3200 or www.tickets.miamioh.edu.

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