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S.W.I.S.S. PRESENTS

2015-02-09
Showtime: 10:30PM
Doors Open at 9:45PM

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S.W.I.S.S. Presents
FEATURING:
Swiss Chris - Drums/Percussion/Composer
special guest VINX - Vocals/Percussion
special guest Mino Cinelu - Percussion
Poet Tree - Poetry
Brandee Younger - Harp
Pupa Bajah - MC/Vocals
Michel Kunz - Guitar/Composer
Tanya Dutt - Vocals
Amanda Ruzza - Bass
Lenny Underwood -Keys
Cole Williams-X - Vocals
Belinda Becker - Dance
Shannon Songbird Gibbons - Vocals

"CONFLICT RESOLUTION WITH INSTRUMENTS INSTEAD OF WEAPONS & HONOR AND RESPECT TO ALL OF OUR ANCESTORS"

Drummer/Percussionist/Composer/ Music Director/ Producer/ Activist/
Author of the Amazon Bestseller "Modern Drum Set Stickings"
(nomination for best educational book 2014 Modern Drummer Readers Poll)

Clients as a Drummer/ Music Director:
Lyricist Lounge, EOW (End of the Weak), THE UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION, Okay Africa, Jennifer Hudson, Bridget Kelly, Wonda Music, VINX & the Groove Heroes, John Legend, Gloria Gaynor, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Sir Elton John, Estelle, Corinne Bailey Ray, Bajah + Dry Eye Crew, Wyclef Jean, Bazaare Royal, Def Jam,
Chuck D. from Public Enemy, DJ Johnny Juice, DMC from Run DMC, Albe Back, Ladell Mclin, Burned Sugar, Sanford Biggers and Moonmedicin
Clients as an Educator:
Berklee College of Music, Brooklyn College, Sam Ash, Guitar Center. Drum TV, Messe Frankfurt 2011, NAMM 2012. Long Island Drumcenter Clinic 2013
Human Rights Activist:
Freedom Campaign. S.W.I.S.S. (Saving With Instruments, Samples and Soundz), Education Africa, Earthdriver



Poetry of Riddims is a blend of 1800th century European Classical Chanson and French/Swiss Tambouren Compositions mixed with African and Afro-Haitian Drumming and Dance. Contemporary Drummer Swiss Chris, Haitian Master Percussionist Bonga Jean-Baptiste, Co-Arranger and countryman Michele Kunz, along with a cast of 20 superimpose Jazz, Funk, Rock, Blues, and Indian Harmonies and Melodies with Afro-Beat, Reggae Roots, Dance Hall, Rock, Soul, & Hip-Hop Rhythms.

(1) Stop It and Join Us - Free Yourself - is a multicultural piece using a Haitian folkloric rhythm and dance called "RaRa" mixed with Jazz/Fusion/Soul/ Blues/ Folk Melody and Harmony with Hip-Hop Southern Bounce/ Dance Hall/ Afro-Beat Riddim feel


(2) Nago - Revolution - Explores the Haiti's colonial conflict and independence by Haitian folkloric rhythm and dance called Nago mixed with French Chanson, Opera, and Military Drum Lines.


(3)Universal Zulu Nation Tribute - "Planet Rock" is a 1982 song by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force Re-Sampled and Re-mixed, Re-Programmed from the original arranged for young break dancers (Zulu Youth bboys) and a modern American Marching Band (DCI Style) playing Ruff/Drag

 

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