The Evening Concert for Monday, June 2, 2014: Fiesta!: Canyengue Parts I & II

June 02, 2014
 

Tonight at 7:00 on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM: it’s “Canyengue” on “Fiesta!. The word Canyengue is Brazilian slang from the African Ki-Kongo language which means “melting with the music.” Host Elbio Barilari explains the African influence on Latin American concert music with music by Camargo Guarnieri, Lamarque Pons, Amadeo Roldan, Ricardo Lorenz and others.

Canyengue , Part I:

Canyengue is lunfardo (slang) from Rio de la Plata. The word comes from the African Ki-Kongo language and means “melting with the music.”

It would be imposible to understand the music of the Americas without the African approbations. More than 15 million Africans were forcibly brought across the Atlantic Ocean. At the same time, the native peoples were almost extinct due to mistreatment and  exploitation but also because of the epidemic diseases carried to the Americas by the Europeans.

Genres like jazz, salsa, Brazilian samba or tango from Rio de la Plata cannot be explained without the African element. These 2 programs show the African influence on Latin American concert music. (notes By Elbio Barilari)

Canyengue , Part II:

Canyengue is lunfardo (slang) from Rio de la Plata. The word comes from the Ki-Kongo language and means “melting with the music.”

It would be imposible to understand the music of the Americas without the African apportation. More than 15 million Africans were forcely brought across the Atlantic. At the same time, the native peoples were going almost extinct due to mistreatment and  exploitation but also because of the epidemic deases carried by the Europeans.

Genres like jazz, salsa, Brazilian samba or tango from Rio de la Plata cannot be explained without the African element. This second program shows the African influence on four Latin American living composers, the Brazilian Edu Lobo, better known as one of the pioneers of his countrie’s modern song, the Hatian Ludovic Lamothe, who was also a well known piano vortuoso, and two composers living in the US, the Venezuelan Ricardo Lorenz and the Uruguayan Elbio Barilari, also Fiesta’s host.

Monday June 2: Best of Fiesta!: Canyengue, I & II (#13-11 & #13-12)

ANONYMOUS: Tarambote; Ensamble Turicum

Avelino VALENTI: Pepita; Jazmín Arakawa, piano

Ignacio CERVANTES: Danzas cubanas; Jorge Luis Prats, piano

Camargo GUARNIERI: Danca Negra; Danca Brasileira; Danca Selvagem; Max Barros, piano

Lamarque PONS: Danza de la negrita presumida; Elida Gencarelli, piano
Amadeo ROLDAN: Rítmica 5; New World Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas

Carlos Rafael RIVERA: Cumba-Quin; LAGQ, guitars

Pablo BELLINATI: Jongo; Christopher Laughlin, guitar

Marlos NOBRE: Convergencias, Op. 28; Simon Bolivar S.O. Venezuela; Keri-Lynn Wilson, cond.

Edu LOBO: Suite Popular Brasileira; OSESP, John Neschling, conductor

Ricardo LORENZ: En Tren Vá Changó. Moravian  Philharmonic Orchestra/Rafael Jiumenez, conductor

Ludovic LAMOTHE: La Dangéreuse. William Chapman Nyaho, piano
Elbio BARILARI: Canyengue. Orquesta Filarmónica de Montevideo/Fernando Condon, conductor
Antonio Carlos JOBIM: Samba do Aviao. David Burgess, guitar


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