CUBANACAN -- Suite for Flute, Piano and Percussion - 4 Conga de Comparsa

from by Andres Fernandez, Composer

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The conga has become known in the U.S. lately through Gloria Estevan's recording of her authentic "The Rhythm's Going to Get Ya!". This conga begins with the use of conga drum, cow bell and whistle. The whistle is used rhythmically by the group leader to indicate changes in tempo, rhythm or just for the fun of it. Cuban music comes from European folk and art music (danzon) as well as slaves from West Africa as workers in the sugar plantations. Today it is very much for the fun of it.

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from Sampler 2009​-​10 Recent Music, released April 11, 2011
These works were composed on Finale music software by MakeMusic Inc. Since a score is also produced in manuscript form, the piece can be performed and recorded by live musicians. My interest is in sharing my work with listeners and musicians and have the work performed as it is intended; by live musicians.

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Andy Fernandez, Composer Rochester, New York

I'm a Cuban-American composer who returned to composing contemporary classical music in 2009; at age 66. I began writing music at Robert Wesleyan College in Rochester NY. BA in music and English Lit. I put music aside to make a living and just restarted when I retired.
I'm working with Ivan Trevino, at the Hochstein School's Music Lab. Ivan plays with cello rock band Break of Reality.
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