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"Welcome Santo" premiere in Brattleboro, VT

"Welcome Santo" for kalimba, shekere and string quartet was premiered at the River Garden in Brattleboro, VT on June 5, 2010 as part of the Heifer Stroll and the 35th anniversary of the Windham Arts Council celebration. It was performed with Derrik Jordan on kalimba, Julian Gerstin on shekere, Sabine Rhyne on cello, Lisa Ferrigno on violin, Michelle Liechti on violin and Peggy Spencer on viola. The piece is Derrik's 2nd world fusion string quartet and is heavily influenced by the music of Africa. It has three movements: Mbiraland, Gratitude For The Earth And Sky and That Buzzing Is The Ancestors Singing.

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