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The Lullaby Project

A new concept in large jazz ensemble music fusing Brazilian and European classical traditions

The Lullaby Project is the first recording by Felipe Salles' Interconnections Ensemble.

This large set of works for jazz orchestra (5 movements), which draws its inspiration from melodic fragments originating in traditional Brazilian lullabies. These melodies have their origin in Portugal and Africa, and have been sung by mothers and fathers to their children for centuries. The simple melodies are memorable and bright, but the lyrics can be quite dark and haunting.

The Lullaby Project’s objective is to create a musical commentary on the dark underlying qualities of these songs, as well as, through musical deconstruction, illustrate the social transformation these pieces have undergone, and the impact they have had on generations of Brazilian children. My mother sang me these songs as a child in Brazil, as I have since sung them to my own children.

These lullabies have had a major musical impact on generations of Brazilians. They represent both the tradition and globalization of those who, like me, have immigrated to another country and built families elsewhere, yet still identify with Brazilian language and culture.

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Your $500 will help cover recording and musicians fees. Once the project is completed, you will receive a copy of the CD in the mail, a copy of a score from one of the recorded pieces, and 2 tickets to the CD release party! You can also come visit us in the studio during the recording session and listen in from the booth!

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Your $1000 will help cover recording and musicians fees. Once the project is completed, you will receive a copy of the CD signed, a copy of a score from one of the recorded pieces, and 2 tickets to the CD release party! You can also come listen to us in the studio during one of our recording days and we will list you as a donor in our thank you notes, if you so wish to be acknowledged.

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