Musical Explorers Programs Seven and Eight are based on the Weill Music Institute’s Musical Explorers presented during Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 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.
“Shina Vorgil,” Georgian traditional, 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.
“Social Dances (Choctaw Drum Dance, Cherokee Bear Dance),” Native American traditional, 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,” South African traditional. Performed by Tshidi Manye, Sbongiseni Duma, and Junior Wedderburn. “Inqola,” by Sbongiseni Duma. Performed by Tshidi Manye, Sbongiseni Duma, and Junior Wedderburn.
“La Guacamaya,” Mexican son jarocho traditional. Performed by the Villalobos Brothers.
“El Colás,” Mexican son jarocho traditional. Performed by the Villalobos Brothers.
“Rosa Canta e Cunta,” music and lyrics by Rosa Balistreri. Performed by Julia Patinella, Vitor Gonçalves, and Fabio Pirozzolo.
“Cu Ti Lu Dissi,” Sicilian traditional, arranged by Rosa Balistreri. Performed by Julia Patinella, Vitor Gonçalves, and Fabio Pirozzolo.
“Mary Ann,” words and music by Rafael De Leon. ©1957 by Southern Music Pub. Co., Inc. Copyright renewed. This arrangement ©2016 by Southern Music Pub. Co., Inc. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Performed by Etienne Charles, Kareem Thompson, Alex Wintz, Russell Hall, and John Davis.
“J’ouvert Barrio,” words and music by Rafael de Leon. Performed by Etienne Charles, Kareem Thompson, Alex Wintz, Russell Hall, and John Davis.
TG8: Ilusha Tsinadze photo by fmoran; Martha Redbone by Michael Weintrob; Sbongiseni “Bongi” Duma and Tshidi Manye by Fadi Kheir. TG9: The Villalobos Brothers by Pablo Cruz Irastorza; Julia Patinella by Fadi Kheir; Etienne Charles by Jason Henry. TG13: Children playing tube trumpets by Stephanie Berger; bucket drummer by Nan Palmero; boy playing straw oboe by Stephanie Berger; kitchen supplies by Hillarie O’Toole. TG24: Ilusha Tsinadze childhood photo courtesy of artist; NYC Brighton Beach by Daniel Schwen. T25: Boys in chockas by Karen Shimizu; kartuli kaba by Michael Pope; Tbilisi photo by Nino Ozbetelashvili. TG26: Ushgula svaneti 1822 by Ilan Molcho. TG36: Fort Greene photo by Teri Tynes; Martha Redbone childhood photo courtesy of artist. TG37: Martha traditional photo by Michael Weintrob; Black Mountain photo by iLoveMountains.org; ankle rattles by Uyvsdi. TG42: Algonquin turtle rattle by Marilyn Angel. TG47: Martha ribbon skirt photo courtesy of artist. TG50: Broadway Times Square by pianist_215; Durban, South Africa by Stayza. TG51: Ujeqe by The African Gourmet; South African fans photo by Celso Flores; African instruments photo by Paul Brennan. TG62: Beadwork example photo by the Brooklyn Museum. TG70: Villalobos Brothers childhood photo courtesy of artist; Abuela Cristina photo courtesy of artist; Mexican Independence Day musicians photo courtesy of Brooklyn Eagle / Corazon Aguirre. TG71: Dia de los muertos photo by Stacy Arturogi; tamale photo by Ivette Degollado; mole photo by Deb Nystrom. TG84: Jarana photo courtesy of artist; leona photo courtesy of artist; requinto photo courtesy of artist; quijada photo by laubrau; tarima photo courtesy of artist; pandero photo by Molotok289. TG86: Santa Rosalia photo by Ed Wilkinson; Julia childhood photo courtesy of artist. TG87: L’opera di puppi photo by Gabriella Alu’; sundried tomatoes photo by Andrew Deacon; bocce photo by Mark Herreid. TG96: Tamburello photo by Pavel Savchuk; organetto photo by robypangy; guitar photo by Pearl Washington; boy with marranzanu photo by Maria Symchych. TG100: Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn photo by Nick Normal; Etienne childhood photo courtesy of artist. TG101: Jab Molassie photo by Idobi; steel band photo by Tony Hisgett; pelau photo by Cynthia Nelson. TG112: L. Steven Taylor, publicity photo by Dirty Sugar; Ushers by Rigdzin Pema Collins. TG113: Carnegie Hall by Jeff Goldberg/Esto; Escalator by Google Maps; Zankel Hall by Jeff Goldberg/Esto.
Literacy Extension by ALIKI. TG33: Literacy Extension by Nadja Wichmann. TG46: Literacy Extension Felipe Davalos. TG61: Literacy Extension by Joan Rankin. TG82: Literacy Extension by Stacey Schuett. TG95: Literacy Extension by Tomie de Paola. TG109: (top to bottom) Literacy Extensions by Linda Saport and Frané Lessac. All other illustrations by Sophie Hogarth.
Jeff Cook, Etienne Charles, Bongi Duma, Shanna Lesniak-Whitney, Tshidi Manye, Julia Patinella, Martha Redbone, Ilusha Tsinadze, Alberto Villalobos, Ernesto Villalobos, and Luis Villalobos.
Special thanks to 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.