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CASA SAMBA
Afro-Brazilian Fantasy
SONO 1031
$15.00 + $3.00 S&H


The Songs:

1. Casa Samba: Introduction of Samba Instruments
2. Salute to Mestre Andre
3. Songs from the Mountains of Salgueiro
4. Kizomba, Festa da Raca ( Escola de Vila Isabel)
5. Just Batucada: Vocies of the Bateria
6. Duas Cidade: Casa Samba Song
Sung by Chuk Barber and Lazaro Franco.
7. Escolas de Bahia (Samba Schools of Bahia)
Filho de Gandhi
Ile Aye
Apache
Olodum
Commanche
Muzenza
8. Bahon: Connection from Bahia to New Orleans
9. Bahon (Contemporary)
10. Samba Rap: L. Franco.
11. Afro-Cuban Samba
12. Rhythms of the Saints (Orixas)
Exu, Ogun, Oshun, Omulu, Iyansan, Shango and Yemanja.
13. Amazon Rainforest
14. Africano-A Collection of Cultural Rhythms of Africa
15. Call to the Zulu Warriors
16. Bamboula: A Tribute to Congo Square , New Orleans, LA

The Players:

Surdo: Cliff Taylor, Alvin Watts, Mike Edwards, Mark Fell, Curtis Pierre and Chuk Barber.
Caixa (Snares): Harris Parson, Kamau Phillips, Miguel Banegas, Malcolm (Hickey) Brooks.
Repique: Curtis Pierre, Chuk Barber, Don (Piggy) Coleman, Kamau Phillips.
Tamborims: Conni Corll, Dale M., Tony.
Tamborim Tree: Curtis Pierre (All Sambas).
Heco-Heco: Miguel Parson, Conni Corll, Alvin Watts, and Curtis Pierre.
Ganza: Lee, Conni Corll, Chuk Barber, Miguel Barber.
Agogo: Mike Edwards, Harris Parson.
Berimbau: Curtis Pierre.
Congos: Curtis Pierre (All songs).
Cucia: Curtis Pierre, Cliff Taylor.
Pandeiro: Curtis Pierre
Korg Keyboard: Mark Fell.
Trap Drums: Harris Parson.
Djembe: Curtis Pierre, Kamau Phillips.
Djunjun: Harris Parson.
Talking Drums: Curtis Pierre, Kamau Phillips.
PVC Drums: Cliff Taylor, Mark Fell.
Whistle: Curtis Pierre.
Morrocan Cymbals: Mike Edwards.
Shakere: Mike Edwards, Curtis Pierre.
Bamboo Tubes: Chuk Barber, Mark Fell, Harris Parson.
Vocals: Lazaro Franco, Chuk Barber.

CASA SAMBA DANCERS
Passistas: Carolyn Pierre, Latifa Poche, Robin Parson, Cheryl Furr, Dane Wilson,Tonja, Nefertiti Zeno, Dana Glass
Bahianas: Brenda Pierre, Silvanna Palacio, Lorena Smith, Marianne Lennon, Barbara Mercadel, Joan , Vilma, Porta Banderia: Syeeda Nance

First established Escola de Samba in New Orleans. Under the direction of Mestre Curtis Pierre, Director and Founder, since 1986. Curtis is the first person to bring traditinal Escola de Samba rhythms to New Orleans, the biggest city of Carnival in the USA. Curtis has also made the connection and relations to the music of Bahia and New Orleans; with Apache and Commanche/Afro groups to the Mardi Gras Indians; the Second Line to the Samba; Capoeira, Afro/Brasilian martial art outlawed in the 1920's to drumming in Congo Square, outlawed in the 1920's.

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