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Piece Title : The Return of Gran Yumba
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Composer / Arranger : Passeggi, Carlos
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Carlos Passeggi was born in Santiago de Chile and now resides in Argentina.  He started making music in a children`s choir in  San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, at the age of 7 and started studying percussion at 13 in Santa Fe, where he did 5-years training in Music at the “Liceo Municipal de Musica”. In 1997 he graduated from the “Instituto Superior de Musica de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral” in Santa Fe with the degree of National Professor of Music in the field of Harmony and Counterpoint.

His musical experiences have been mainly as a drummer, percussionist, technical recording composer and has quite recently started daring to sing!

Among the most important musical endevours he can mention: PSYCHO 1992/98, with two CDs released in all Latin America and USA, he worked on several tours of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay. RIO since 2006, 2 CDs and several presentations. LOS MACKAY since 2006 2 CDs and a joint musical work, together with the Malambo Argentino Ballet of a 51 performance-tour on stages of Portugal and Spain in 2008. TENGO pa`l TRUCO (argentine music) since 2008, 1 CD that we started performing in 2010.

Since 2001 the publishing house Dutch Music Partners, has published more than 20 of his compositions for ensembles or percussion soloists. The same editorial company published in 2004 "Different Paths", a CD with 14 of my compositions for percussion, somehow representing some of the many musical genres that interest him, such as folklore and Argentine Tango, jazz, classical and contemporary music to electronic music and in 2011 “Touched-Tocado” an new CD with 12 percussion pieces and an interactive video of my work “Wake up MOMO!!” .

He have been a drum teacher  in the "Liceo de Musica de Santa Fe" from1988 to 1997, and is a teacher at the "Conservatory of Music Aldo Quadraccia" of Lincoln, in the province of Buenos Aires since 1997. In 2004 he started, together with students, the "Ensamble de Percusion del Conservatorio Aldo Quadraccia".

Some of his compositions have been performed on demand, premiered and/or performed by Tristan Taboada and his Duo "LA CAJA" (Colon Theatre Orchestra), Martín Vicente (percussion soloist), " Ensamble de Percusion de la Fundacion Cultural Patagonia", "Villavicencio Duo", “Ensamble de Percusion del Conservatorio Aldo quadraccia", Leon Camp (percussionist and ensemble conductor, from The Netherlands), "Percussion Ensemble Kempenbloei”, from Achel Belgium, "Mallett and Percussion Ensemble St. Caecilia”, from Hoogland and other ensembles and soloists from Holland, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Chile and The United States. In addition he has composed, recorded and produced songs, Chamber music, commercials and music for TV and Radio, music for electroacoustic media and soundtracks for films as well as theatre music.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Untuned Percussion / World Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Bongos (Set of) / Drum Kit / Glockenspiel / Guiro / Snare Drum / Tambourine / Triangle
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Publisher :Dutch Music Partners
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DMP publishes sheet music composed by several international composers like Daniel McCloud, Matt Ownby, Carlos Passeggi, Michael Pagan, Doug Walter etc. They all write outstanding music for keyboard-soloists and small/large ensembles

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2008 / 
Duration :7Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2, 3, 8
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :THE RETURN OF ‘GRAN YUMBA’ The RETURN OF ‘GRAN YUMBA’ is a musical piece written for percussion ensemble, having found its inspiration in the well-known “Yumba” rhythmical effect, so representative of such a characteristical musical genre as Argentine tango. The creation of this musical resource YUMBA is sometimes attributed to an Argentine musical master, Osvaldo Pugliese (1905-1995), who is said to have used it quite frequently, to the point of having composed a renowned piece called “La Yumba” in 1947. However, it would definitely be fairer to say that its origin is, in fact, somewhat uncertain, only responding most probably to an expressive need to accentuate the musical accompaniment dictating the tango dancers’ movements. It should be remembered that tango, as well as many other popular musical genres, was originally meant to be music to dance. Throughout the years, there have been other musical masters, such as Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgan and still some others, who have made frequent use of “yumba” in many of their compositions, mostly for the sake of the musical aspect of the piece rather than its choreographic aspect. The term “yumba” itself has no real meaning, neither is it at all related to any American or African indigenous language, as it might be thought. It is only its onomatopoeic sonority what makes it significant to this context. YUM represents the first tempo, pretty accentuated and staccato, while BA is the second tempo, very weak and legatto.
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