Musical Explorers Programs One and Two are based on the Weill Music Institute’s Musical Explorers presented during Carnegie Hall’s 2017–2018 season. All pagination refers to the printed curriculum (PDF) and may not reflect modifications to the content that have been made for online use and distribution.
“Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Song,” by Daniel Eliot Levy. ©2007 and ASCAP. Performed by Shanna Lesniak-Whitney and Shane Schag.
“Shina Vorgil,” traditional Georgian folk song, arranged by Ilusha Tsinadze. Performed by Ilusha Tsinadze, Christopher Tordini, Peter Hess, Vitor GonÇalves, and Richie Barshay.
“Shen Genatsvale,” by Ilusha Tsinadze. Version 1 performed by Ilusha Tsinadze, Jean Rohe, Rob Hecht, Liam Robinson, Christopher Tordini, and Richie Barshay. Version 2 performed by Ilusha Tsinadze, Christopher Tordini, Peter Hess, Vitor Gonçalves, and Richie Barshay.
“Freedom Medley,” arranged by Imani Uzuri. Performed by Imani Uzuri, Charles Burnham, and Marvin Sewell. “We Shall Overcome,” musical and lyrical adaptation by Zilphia Horton, Frank Hamilton, Guy Carawan, and Pete Seeger. Inspired by African American Gospel Singing, members of the Food & Tobacco Workers Union, Charleston, SC, and the southern Civil Rights Movement. TRO-© Copyright 1960 (Renewed) and 1963 (Renewed) Ludlow Music, Inc., New York, International Copyright Secured. Made In U.S.A. All Rights Reserved Including Public Performance For Profit. “Woke up This Morning with My Mind on Freedom,” arrangement by Bernice Johnson Reagon © Copyright 2000 Songtalk Publishing Co., Washington, D.C.
“Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around,” Traditional Freedom Song. Performed by Imani Uzuri, Charles Burnham, and Marvin Sewell.
“A.K.I.K.O.,” music by Mushy Widmaier and Emeline Michel, lyrics by Ralph Boncy and Emeline Michel. Recording from The Best of Emeline Michel, courtesy of Emeline Michel.
“La Karidad,” by Emeline Michel. Recording from Rasin Kreyol, courtesy of Emeline Michel.
“La Cocinerita,” traditional Argentine folk song. Performed by Sofía Rei, Sofia Tosello, Eric Kurimski, and Tupac Mantilla.
“Chacarera del Rancho” words and music by Victor Abalos, Roberto Abalos, Marcelo Abalos, Adolfo Abalos and Napoleon Abalos © Warner Chappell Music Argentina S.A. Warner Chappell Overseas Holdings Ltd, London, W8 5DA. Reproduced by permission of Faber Music Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
“Social Dances (Choctaw Drum Dance, Cherokee Bear Dance, Cherokee Friendship Dance),” traditional Native American songs, arranged by Martha Redbone. Performed by Martha Redbone, Aaron Whitby, Soni Moreno, and Charles Burnham.
“40 Wheels,” by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby. Performed by Martha Redbone, Aaron Whitby, Soni Moreno, and Charles Burnham.
“Thula Mntwana” / “Nampaya Omame,” traditional South African song. Performed by Tshidi Manye, Sbongiseni Duma, and Junior Wedderburn.
“Inqola,” by Sbongiseni Duma. Performed by Tshidi Manye, Sbongiseni Duma, and Junior Wedderburn.
Artist photos: Ilusha Tsinadze childhood photo courtesy of artist, publicity photo by fmoran; Imani Uzuri childhood photo courtesy of artist, publicity photo by Petra Richterova; Emeline Michel childhood photo courtesy of artist, publicity photo by Gregg Richards; Sofía Rei childhood photo courtesy of artist, publicity photo by Sandrine Lee; Sofia Tosello childhood photo courtesy of artist, publicity photo by Dolores Esteve; Martha Redbone childhood photo courtesy of artist, publicity photo by Christine Jean Chambers; Bongi Duma publicity photo by Dennis J Photography; Tshidi Manye publicity photo courtesy of artist. SG3: Children playing tube trumpets by Stephanie Berger. Bucket drummer by Nan Palmero. Boy playing straw oboe by Stephanie Berger. SG8: NYC Brighton Beach by Daniel Schwen. SG 9: Chocha by Karen Shimizu; Kartuli kaba by Michael Pope; Tbilisi by Nino Ozbetelashvili. TG26: Ushgula svaneti 1822 by Ilan Molcho. SG12: Harlem River Drive by Dan DeLuca; Imani singing photo courtesy of artist. SG13: We shall overcome painting by Thomas Hawk; Imani travel photo courtesy of artist. SG14: Odetta photo by Winston Vargas; Pete Seeger photo by Fred Palumbo; Nina Simone photo by Ron Kroon; Joan Baez photo by Vanguard Records; Bob Dylan photo by Carnegie Hall Archives; Bernice Johnson Reagon photo by the United States Government. SG15 (left to right): 1963 March photo 1 by Rowland Scherman; 1963 March photo 2 by Warren K Leffler; 1963 March photo 3 by the United States National Archives. SG16: Flatbush photo by Beyond My Ken; Haiti Landscape by Michelle Walz Eriksson. SG17: Oranges by Hans Braxmeier; Soupe joumou photo by Petit World Citizen; Haitian Flag celebration by Caribb. SG20: Sid’s photo by Xanthe Elbrick. SG21 (top to bottom): Jeff Goldberg/Esto, Google Maps, Geff Goldberg/Esto. SG24: Boca Juniors by Allan Patrick. SG25: Horse photo by Juan Montiel. TG70: Mate gourd photo by Derek Oyen. SG28: Fort Greene photo by Teri Tynes. SG29: Martha traditional photo by Michael Weintrob; Black Mountain photo by iLoveMountains.org; Ankle rattles by Uyvsdi. SG30: Cherokee art rattle by Marilyn Angel. SG31: Martha ribbon skirt photo courtesy of artist; Martha traditional photo by Michael Weintrob. SG32: Broadway Times Square by pianist_215. SG33: South African sports fans photo by Celso Flores; Africa instruments photo by Paul Brennan; Ujeque photo by The African Gourmet. SG34: Beadwork by the Brooklyn Museum.
TG10: Literacy Extension by ALIKI. TG33: Literacy Extension by Nadja Wichmann. TG45: (top to bottom) Literacy Extensions by Eric Velasquez, Vanessa Newton. TG58: Literacy Extension by Giovanni Munari. TG78: Literacy Extension by Marjorie E. Herrmann. TG93: Literacy Extension by Stacey Schuett. TG106: Literacy Extension by Joan Rankin. All other illustrations by Sophie Hogarth.
Special thanks to Sarah Chung and Sarah Cullen.
Lead funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by Fund II Foundation, Linda and Earle S. Altman, Siegel Family Endowment, and Ralph W. and Leona Kern.
Additional lead funding for Musical Explorers has been graciously provided by JJR Foundation and JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation.
Major funding for Musical Explorers has been provided by The Walt Disney Company.
Additional support has been provided by The Edwin Caplin Foundation and Mr. Chretien Risley, Trustee; Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation; and KPMG LLP.
Musical Explorers is also made possible, in part, by an endowment gift from The Irene Diamond Fund.
The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.