A New Crowdfunding Opportunity

The Lullaby Project is the first recording by Felipe Salles’ Interconnections Ensemble. Felipe is a Brazilian jazz musician (saxophone) and composer who is a professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Felipe Salles (at Regattabar)

If you click on the link to The Lullaby Project above, you can read more about the project and contribute to it as well. I have had the privilege of seeing Felipe perform and know how good he is. I hope you will consider contributing to the worthy project as well.

Here is Felipe’s description of the project: “This large set of works for jazz orchestra (five movements), which draws its inspiration from melodic fragments originating in traditional Brazilian lullabies. These melodies have their origin in Portugal and Africa, and have been sung by mothers and fathers to their children for centuries. The simple melodies are memorable and bright, but the lyrics can be quite dark and haunting.

“The Lullaby Project’s objective is to create a musical commentary on the dark underlying qualities of these songs, as well as, through musical deconstruction, illustrate the social transformation these pieces have undergone, and the impact they have had on generations of Brazilian children. My mother sang me these songs as a child in Brazil, as I have since sung them to my own children.

“These lullabies have had a major musical impact on generations of Brazilians. They represent both the tradition and globalization of those who, like me, have immigrated to another country and built families elsewhere, yet still identify with Brazilian language and culture.”

You can hear more about it on YouTube.

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on June 25, 2017, in crowdfunding campaign, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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