Sounds of the Caribbean
April 15, 2016 in KUK Aarau
The Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble (SYWE) will be directed by the celebrated Gil Goldstein accompanied by featured guests such as Herman Olivera (sonero), Barry Danielien (Ltp), Conrad Herwig (tb), Craig Handy (ss), Edsel Gomez (p), Oscar Stagnaro (b) and Ludwig Afonso (d). These international artistes are invited on the basis of their versatility in Jazz and Latin music with a special expertise with the diverse Caribbean influences to mentor the youth orchestra on the bandstand. Together they will present a program of selected standards and original music representative of the Caribbean islands. The music is chosen and written in the various genres from that region by composers and prolific arrangers that will fill a 2-set performance (45 min per set with 20-min break between sets) to entertain a capacity audience.
Sounds of the Caribbean will present an array of styles such as the Calypso, Mambo, Reggae, Merengue, Salsa, Afro-Cuban Jazz Rhumba, the Mini Jazz Haitian Gospel and such that reflect the complex origins that make up the cultural melting pot of the Caribbean islands. Since the ensemble will also feature vocals, it is an opportunity to present songs in some of the colonial languages that had a strong impact on the Caribbean people, such as Spanish and English.
The Jazzaar week provides a mutually enriching experience for both the selected young talents of the SYWE and their mentors as they collaborate together in presenting this musical variety.
Gabriela Grossenbacher – mezzo sop
Lydia Renold – alto
Jeannine Hersche – flutes
Criseyde Holman – flute
Marina Iten – alto saxophone
Daniil Nikitin – tenor saxophone
Mathieu Bitz – Baritone saxophone
Rolf Meier – trumpet
Silvio Benz – trombone
Joseba Zbinden – accordion
Maxim Litvinenko – guitar
Dimitri Monstein – drums/percussions
Leo Giger – percussions
Loris Cimino – percussions
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