Musical Explorers Programs Three and Four are based on the Weill Music Institute’s Musical Explorers presented during Carnegie Hall’s 2018–2019 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.
“Trata,” traditional Greek folk song, arranged by Magda Giannikou. Performed by Magda Giannikou, Ignacio Hernandez, Marcelo Woloski, and Petros Klampanis.
“Thalassaki Mou,” traditional Greek folk song, arranged by Magda Giannikou. Performed by Magda Giannikou, Panayotis League, Matt Aronoff, and Mavrothi Kontanis.
“Kelefaba,” traditional Malian folk song, arranged by Yacouba Sissoko. Performed by Yacouba Sissoko.
“Wawanko,” traditional Malian folk song, arranged by Yacouba Sissoko. Performed by Yacouba Sissoko, Audrey Hayes, Boubacar Diabate, and David Rajaonary.
“Rabba” by Falu Shah and Borahm Lee. Performed by Falu Shah, Gaurav Shah, Borahm Lee, Mark Tewarson, Greg Gonzalez, Justin Wallace, and Taoufiq Ben Amor.
“Allahoo,” traditional Indian classical arranged by Falu Shah. Performed by Falu Shah, Gaurav Shah, Deep Singh, Bryan Vargas, and Greg Gonzalez.
“Blue Skies” from Betsy. Words and music by Irving Berlin. © 1927 by Irving Berlin. Copyright Renewed. This Arrangement © 2015 by the Estate of Irving Berlin. International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation. Courtesy of The Irving Berlin Music Company. Performed by Brianna Thomas, Wayne Tucker, Conun Pappas, Eric Wheeler, and Darrian Douglas.
“Take the A Train” words and music by Billy Strayhorn. Copyright © 1941 Reservoir Media Music and Billy Strayhorn Songs, Inc. Copyright Renewed. This arrangement Copyright © 2020 Reservoir Media Music and Billy Strayhorn Songs, Inc. All Rights in the US and British Reversionary Territories Administered by Reservoir Media Management, Inc. All Rights Reserved Used by Permission. Reprinted by permission of Hal Leonard LLC.
“Estoy Buscando un Árbol” by Rafael Cepeda Atiles. Copyright © 1979 by Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. Copyright Renewed. This arrangement Copyright © 2018 by Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by permission of Hal Leonard LLC. Performed by Los Pleneros de la 21.
“Ola de la Mar” by Pedro Ruiz. Performed by Los Pleneros de la 21.
“Mas Que Nada” by Jorge Ben. © 1963 Copyright (c) 1963 by Peermusic do Brasil Edições Musicais Ltda. Copyright Renewed. This arrangement Copyright (c) 2018 by Peermusic do Brasil Edições Musicais Ltda. All Rights Administered by Peer International Corporation. International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by permission of Hal Leonard LLC. Performed by Fabiana Masili, Wesley Lima De Amorim, Itaiguara Brandao, and Fernando Saci.
“Requebra” words and music by Jose Carlos Conceicao Do Nascimento and Pierre Ramos © Warner Chappell Edicoes Musicais Ltda, Brazil Warner Chappell Overseas Holdings Ltd, London, W8 5DA. Reproduced by permission of Faber Music Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Artist Photos: Magda Giannikou, childhood photo courtesy of artist; publicity photo by Shervin Lainez. Yacouba Sissoko publicity photo by Tom Ehrlich. Falu Shah, childhood photo courtesy of artist; publicity photo by Dima Volkov. Brianna Thomas, childhood photo courtesy of artist; publicity photo by Jonelle Bain. Juan Gutiérrez and Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera, childhood photos courtesy of artists; publicity photos by Martin Cohen. Fabiana Masili, childhood photo courtesy of artist; publicity photo by Tiba Vieira. 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: Greek coffee cups by Great Big Story. TG25: Moussaka photo by Margarita Lopez Barbat; Acropolis photo by Kirk F; Voula photo by Melissa Cross, A Traveler’s Heart Photography, atravelersheartphoto.com. TG26: Greek boat photo by Samuel Loannidis. TG37: Niu-goona by Phil Denton; Malian dancers by Mark William Brunner. TG39: Kora by Babili Kanouté, © 1996 Canadian Museum of History, 2000.139.9, IMG2008-0231-0001-Dm. TG44: Yacouba motions by Rigdzin Pema Collins. TG48: Mithai by Krista. TG49: Mumbai by Vidur Malhotra; Holi by India Picture. TG58: Tabla by NBaturo; harmonium by Volra. TG60: Carnegie Hall Jeff Goldberg/Esto; Ushers by Rigdzin Pema Collins. TG61: Escalator Google Maps; Zankel Hall Jeff Goldberg/Esto. TG62: Audience by Jeff Goldberg/Esto. TG66: Detail, Spirit of Harlem, Louis Delsarte 2005 © Courtesy of DPS/Atlanta, GA, photo by Trish Mayo, 2018. TG67: Apollo Theater by RemotelyBoris; Lenox Lounge by Ryan Davis. TG73: Billy Strayhorn photo by William P. Gottlieb. TG78: Car photo by Lee Kowarski. TG79: San Juan by Erik Larson; Puerto Rican Day Parade by Boss Tweed; TG80: Los Pleneros de la 21 by Tom Ehrlich. TG81: Los Pleneros de la 21 by Tom Ehrlich. TG87: Barriles, maracas, and panderetas by Division of Home and Community Life, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution; cua sticks by Uryah and Chris Down/Asenine; güiro by Miguel Andrade. TG90: Brazilian Day Festival by WENN Ltd. TG91: Red Dress by Pixabay; performance photo by Tiba Vieira. TG92: Jorge Ben by Cássio Abreu. TG94: Hand by NYStudio. TG95: Carnival by CP DC Press. TG96: Samba Flags by Gonzales photo, carnaval.com Studios, and CP DC Press. TG99: Samba school parade photo by Alan Betensley. TG101: Carnival photo by Wigder Frota. TG105: Audience by Jeff Goldberg/Esto.
TG10: Literacy Extension by ALIKI. TG33: Literacy Extension by Don Daily. TG45: Literacy Extension by Baba Wagué Diakité. TG57: Literacy Extension by Nina Sabnani. TG74: Jazz painting by Suzanne Cerny, jazzsketches.net. TG75: Literacy Extension by Brian Pinkney. TG86: Literacy Extension by Joe Cepeda. TG100: Literacy Extension by David Boston. All other illustrations by Sophie Hogarth.
Special thanks to Sarah Cullen and Tyler Cunningham.
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.