People’s Music Network World Music Rhythms workshop

27 Jan 2019 New York, NY


Time : 10:45am - 12:15pm
Venue : People's Music Network World Music Rhythms workshop
Address : Central Park East II Middle School, 443 E 100th St, New York, NY
State : NY
Zip : 10029
Phone : 413-325-8570
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People’s Music Network World Music Rhythms
Sunday morning
10:45 AM-12:15 PM – Workshop Five
World Music Rhythms
led by Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches (Nick Russo & Chris Eddleton)
Incorporating world music rhythms & sonorities, diverse cultures, integration in our community and in our music.
All of you are welcome to bring samples of your own original music that incorporate world music.
Exploring scales, harmony, rhythms, polyrhythms, hemiola from India, Brazil, Latin America, Gullah-Geechee, West African and other areas of the world.
How do we incorporate diverse compositional and improvisatory devices from other cultures into our own original music? Ostinato patterns, clave, call and response and other devices will be discussed.
We will also discuss how to position ourselves more as a world community of diverse artists and spread more integrated vibes into the communities we visit and perform at.
Nick Russo has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste (Colbert show), Antoinette Smith, Russell Hall, Jimmy McGriff, Teddy Charles, Jim Nolet (Jazz Passengers), The Frank and Joe Show (Frank Vignola/Joe Ascione), The Hot Sardines as well as performed on ABC’s Good Morning America, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and internationally in Japan, Moscow, Omsk, Tomk, Novasibersk, Barcelona, St Kitts, Brazil, Canada, at The Cannes Film Festival and across the U.S.
Nick Russo leads Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches who have charted #2 on the International Folk DJ chart and have performed at TV/Radio stations and venues such as NBC affiliate KC TV, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, IsIs Music Hall, Club Passim, Blue Plate Special, Extended Play Sessions (The Alt. Root), Kansas City Folk Festival Main Stage (via Folk Alliance International), Isis Music Hall, Club Passim, Relix featured video, NPR Tiny Desk 2017/2018 contest submission site, Horses Sing None Of It TV show, John Platt’s WFUV FM (On Your Radio and twice on Sunday Supper).
Russo has appeared in movies such as Sam Mendes’ Away We Go, PBS Masterpiece, The Chaperone and has played guitar/banjo on PBS Kids “Peg Plus Cat” and composed/African solo guitar music for the film, King George and recently in a Pipeline video with sax player/composer, Marcus Miller.
Chris Eddleton originally from Roselle, N.J. is a full-time musician living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He has performed with various Brazilian artists such as Cidino Texiera, , Cyro Baptista, Tony Mola, Vanessa Fallabella, Juliana Aquino, Romero Lumbambo, Nilson Matta, and Claudio Roditi. He has also shared the stage with Kevin Beacon and Beacon Brothers, N’Dea Davenport, Blackthought (of The Roots), Hip Hop artists Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae, Weldon Irving, Antonio Hart, Dave Valentine and Roy Hardgrove. Also, Chris has toured the U.S. and abroad with Verve recording artist Lizz Wright and performed at various music festivals such as; The JVC Jazz Festival in NYC, New Orleans Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival. He has performed in several off- Broadway productions such as; “The Black Nativity” , “The Supreme Bishop Tartuff”, the Paris (France) premier of Melvin Van Peeples’s “Sweetback’s Badassss Song” with Burnt Sugar, and also Rain Pryor’s “Fried Chicken and Lattkes”. Chris also tours Europe and the U.S. with a popular local Punjabi-Funk band called Red Baraat.
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