World Beat is the concept of Dave Kaspersin.
As President of Dynamic Recording, the recording
studio and independent label he founded in 1975,
Dave has enjoyed a long career producing wonderful
music in every genre. The combination of these
multi-talented musicians has resulted in World Beat -
truly an experience in the real harmony that diverse
energies and the creative flow generate in the evolving
music of our world.
Alfred St. John, from the Caribbean Island of Trinidad,
is the venerable leader of the Trinidad and Tobago Steelband
and he performs throughout the Northeastern United States
at concerts, festivals, educational institutions,
private functions, and special events. His many
recording credits include Caribbean Romance,
Tramper's Dynamic Christmas, Many Voices, Many Visions,
all on the Dynamic label, as well as guest appearances
on a variety of additional recordings.
Omar Faruk Tekbilek - is internationally recognized as a
premier mid-eastern percussionist, and Nay, Oud, and Baglama
player. Omar Faruk tours throughout the world performing in
concerts, music festivals, and a variety of venues.
His numerous recording credits include collaborations
with Brian Keane (Celestial Harmonies label),
Alfred St. John and Mitzie Collins
(World Resonance on the Dynamic label), and many others.
Wayra (Jaime Rodriguez) originally hails from Peru.
With his band Llaquatamaya he toured throughout
Europe performing in a variety of venues - from the
Munich Symphony to festivals - and his collaborations
have resulted in numerous recordings. His instruments
are the pan flutes of Peru and native South-American
flutes, and his recordings include Inca Pacha
World Of The Andes and Inca Pacha Spirit Winds -
as well as his solo efforts: Wayra - A Collection of
Contemporary and Native American Themes,
The Wolf Dance, and Songs of Peace And Love.
Jerry Brongo is a Rochester, NY, native
whose performance credits encompass many
bands and solo performances in the greater
Rochester area. As well as performing, Jerry is
a studio musician, composer and arranger,
and he has added his special touch to countless
recordings on the Dynamic Recording label in
every imaginable musical style.
Geraldine Elliott has enjoyed many successful
musical careers - New York State marimba champion,
performer during the big band era, music teacher,
church organist and choir director, and recording artist.
Her guest appearance playing the Steinway grand piano
on The Old Lamplighter marks her sixth Dynamic Recording release.
With the exception of Pan Vibes, Many Voices Many Visions,
and The Old Lamplighter, the selections on this recording are
the result of the collaborations of these fine musicians,
under the production of Dave Kaspersin between April, 1998,
and the fall of 2000.
Charlotte Clarke, pictured on the CD back, is the
composer of Many Voices Many Visions -
the theme song of her award winning weekly
public affairs television program (of the same name) on WOKR-TV.
The Old Lamplighter is a romantic song from
the post World War II era, the haunting melody
of which makes it a personal favorite of the producer.
An astute listener will even hear our Dynamic dog, Tramper,
barking at The Old Lamplighter as he makes his rounds...
Yes, Tramper has a web site too.
Thank you for purchasing this recording!
We all hope that you experience many hours
of pleasure and relaxation listening to these melodies and rhythms.
Please visit the artists of World Beat at their web sites,
and be sure to drop us a line.
We would love to hear if you enjoy World Beat!
Additional recordings on the eclectic Dynamic label
can be viewed at dynamicmusic.com, where you
can see the recordings, meet the artists, and hear sound clips.
And, our radio station wdyn.net broadcasts the music of
our independent artists to the world!
Happy listening! Dave & Jackie Kaspersin
An exciting collaboration of
internationally recognized musicians:
Alfred St. John, Caribbean Steel Pans,
Vocal Whistling on The Old Lamplighter
Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Mid-Eastern Percussions, Nay, Oud, Baglama
Steinway Grand Piano, Keyboards, Strings
with Special Guest on Equitorial Bliss
and Many Voices, Many Visions
Peruvian Pan Flutes, South American Flutes
and Special Guest on The Old Lamplighter
Geraldine Elliott, Steinway Grand Piano
Produced By David Kaspersin
Engineered By Chris Brazener
Recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered at
Dynamic Recording, Rochester, NY
Layout, design, liner notes: Jackie Kaspersin
Cover Artwork By AMT Photographic,
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