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Piece Title : Anda rondando un MALAMBO
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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 : World Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Bongos (Set of) / Roto-Toms (Set of) / Snare Drum / Tamborim / 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 :2011 / 
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :8
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :ANDA RONDANDO UN MALAMBO!! (THERE’S A MALAMBO GOING AROUND IN THE AIR!!) This musical piece finds its inspiration in the Argentine folklore dance called MALAMBO. This dance, MALAMBO, is a typically and exclusively masculine dance, of a free structure, usually popular in areas from the central part of Argentina to the northern part of the country. It is believed that the dancer, or dancers, “imitate” the sound of the hooves of a trotting horse with the rhythm of their tapping dance. Roughly speaking, there are two kinds of this dance: the “MALAMBO NORTEÑO”, from the north of the country, and the “MALAMBO SURERO”, from the south or rather, more precisely from the centre of the country. The MALAMBO NORTEÑO has a more energetic and heavily marked rhythm in which the physical, rhythmical and choreographic dexterity of the dancer and the accompanying musicians is strongly demanded. The sound of the bombo legüero (Argentine folklore bass drum) and the dancer’s boots perform a very powerful 6/8 rhythm, by means of which there is a constant alternation of questions and answers, generally in a great crescendo, using even and odd notes. The MALAMBO SURERO has a similar rhythm, in 6/8, but it is much more delicate and refined. In this variant, the dancer instead of wearing the ordinary boots, wears “botas e’potro”, which are simply a kind of horse-leather wrapping, with no heel or sole, in other words he is practically bare-footed. This is the reason why the dance is much softer, the use of the “bombo” much more delicate, and the guitar becomes the most important accompaniment of this version of the dance. Now, this particular musical piece is more similar to a northern malambo; however, obviously, it does not make use of the typical accompanying instruments; neither does it pretend to be music meant to be danced, though it could well be. The typical rhythm is present since the very first bar in the bass drums, which play the same role of the bombos legueros in the traditional versions. This piece is written for 11 percussionists: 2 sets of small rototoms which give the idea of a very simple melodic sound ( typical of a malambo), making it convenient to tune the instruments in the suggested way, or at least keep a certain relation, 2 bass drums(acting as bombo legueros), 4 tom toms, 2 drums, triangles, cymbals, 4 kettle-drums, bongo tambourine ( the Brazilian tambourine without rattles), shaker and another tambourine. The MALAMBO is a sure must in any Argentine folklore ballet because of its visual and sonorous impact. Despite the many videos on the Internet which can be of great help to fully appreciate this dance, do not ever miss the opportunity to see a malambo being danced live. THE EXPERIENCE WILL BE UNFORGETTABLE!!!
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