Marisol Berrios-Miranda visiting artist concert recording, 2016-12-06

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University Of Illinois Ethnomusicology Archives
Marisol Berrios-Miranda visiting artist concert recording
1 audio file  :  1 WAV file; Duration: 0:57:42
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Concert of Caribbean Music & Dance from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and More, 12-6-16, featuring Marisol Berrios-Miranda, Visiting Artist in Ethnomusicology, and students, Fall 2016.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
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Telephone: 2065430974
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

From Marisol Berríos-Miranda's website:

"Marisol has a PhD in ethnomusicology, but her first education came from a childhood in her native Puerto Rico, where she was soaked in music. 'I studied music academically, but the way I learned music - who sings well, what had a good rhythm - was sitting down and listening with my dad.' She also credits her mother, Juanita Miranda-Berrios. 'She is the encyclopedia. She knows everything about Latin rhythm and dance.' Marisol teaches in layers, one rhythm at a time. She recently completed a residency at Alki Elementary School, teaching Latin rhythms to 120 fourth and fifth graders, which culminated in a concert...As co-curator of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit American Sabor, Marisol developed, in collaboration with Shannon Dudley and Michelle Habell-Pallán, a classroom curriculum, educator resources, and guided listening programs. The exhibit highlights the contributions of Latinos to popular music in the United States since World War II."

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2017.4.1.wav Recorded with Zoom H4 Handy Recorder by Christina Sunardi.

Musicians/Students: Thomas Bernardi (Clarinet, singing, dancing); Giuliana Conti (Viola, violin, cuá, maraca, singing, dancing); Bart Finnigan (Trumpet, singing, dancing); Paul Nikolas Johnson (guitar, alto sax, singing, dancing); Mike Kohfeld (tenor sax, singing, dancing); Christopher Mena (congas, timbales, pleneras, bomba drums, singing, dancing); Mathew Sablan (bass, pleneras, singing, dancing); Solmaz Shakerifard (piano, pleneras, singing, dancing); Kara Shantery (piano, pleneras, singing, dancing).

Guest Artists: José Fusté (bomba drums, pleneras, singing); Gabriel Ortiz (bomba drums, pleneras, singing; Jade Power-Sotomayor (maraca, pleneras, bomba dancing, singing).

Contents (from concert program):

1. "Manicero." Cuban son-pregón, composer: Moisés Simón, arranged by Marisol Berríos-Miranda, Shannon Dudley and Caribbean Music and Dance Students; 2. "Déjalo Que Suba." Puerto Rican plena, Rafael Cortijo e Ismael Rivera, arranged by Marisol and Caribbean Music and Dance Students; 3. "Y Toma y Toma." Puerto Rican bomba, tradition; 4. "Old Lady Walk a Mile and a Half." Trinidadian calypso, arranged by Shannon Dudley and Caribbean Music and Dance students; 5. "Conmigo." Puerto Rican salsa, Eddie Palmieri, arranged by Marisol Berríos-Miranda, Shannon Dudley and Caribbean Music and Dance Students.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Bomba (Dance)
  • Calypso (Music)
  • Concerts
  • Plena
  • Son

Personal Names

  • Berríos-Miranda, Marisol (performer)

Geographical Names

  • Caribbean
  • Puerto Rico
  • South/Latin America