Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz, Brazil

Project

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz is a 20-piece big band from Bahia, Brazil whose music is a mixture of the percussive rhythms of candomblé (an Afro-Brazilian religion practiced in Bahia) and the North American jazz big-band tradition.  The band consists of five musicians in the percussion section (drums, deaf, timbau, agogo, tambourine, caxixi) and 14 brass musicians (four trumpets, four trombones, two alto sax, two tenor sax, a baritone sax and one tuba).  The consortium presenters will feature the artists in public performances as well as artist talks, workshops and open rehearsals in order to provide opportunities for members of their respective communities to directly engage the visiting artists. The Southern Exposure engagements will mark the band’s first tour in the United States.

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