Conga Line in Hell
In festive atmosphere, a colourful concert of Latin -American rhythms and dance music.
The evening kicks off with Charlie Barber‘s Samba-Round, a potent re-mix of traditional Spanish street music and drumming from Brazilian carnival.
The dramatic Conga Line in Hell by Uruguayan composer Miguel del Aguila can be heard alongside Javier Alvarez‘ Metro Chabacano together with music by the master of Argentinian tango Astor Piazzolla and Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.
One of the best known and loved Latin-American musicians of the new generation, Victor Jara was amongst the thousands of Chileans rounded up and later tortured and shot, during Pinochet’s military regime.
Also in the programme are two commissioned works: Simon Thorne‘s Frank’s Football and Amazonica from jazz musician and composer Paula Gardiner.
Music direction: Charlie Barber
Musicians: Simon Stewart (clarinet, saxophones), Paul Stevens (clarinet, saxophones), Alan MacDonald (trumpet), Steven Legge (trombone), David Appleton (piano), Harry Fowler (percussion), Matt Whittington (percussion), Jeff Moore (violin), Tim Davies (violin), John Rayson (viola), Sharon McKinley (cello), Paula Gardiner (double bass, bass guitar)
Stage manager: Ian Buchanan
Company manager: Alex Lemmon
|25.03.99||LONDON||Southbank Centre, Purcell Room|
|27.03.99||SWANSEA||Taliesin Arts Centre|
With the financial support of: Arts Council of Wales, Musicians’ Union, Performing Right Society
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