[JPhonk] collaborating with Banda de Paz (East Boston band)

Marie Ghitman marie.ghitman at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 09:33:15 EDT 2017


OK - I told them some of us would be coming on 11/19. Doug, would love to
carpool -thanks!

Marie Ghitman, MEd, RN
Co-Producer, Jamaica Plain Porchfest and Hoopla Productions

On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 8:09 PM, Candace Esslinger via JPhonk <
jphonk at or8.net> wrote:

> I'll look forward to when they can join us, as I can't do Sunday mornings.
> (More rhythms and drums, yay!!!)
>
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 2:59 PM, Marie Ghitman via JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi all - I've been communicating with Oscar, the new music director of
>> the East Boston band Banda de Paz (mostly Salvadoran musicians, though
>> Oscar is Guatemalan) - their mission is to fight hate and racism. They,
>> like us, are an open band and welcome anyone to join their practices. They
>> practice on Sunday mornings in East Boston from 8:30-10:30AM. I'd love to
>> go sometime - anyone else? If there's some interest I'll let Oscar know.
>> I'll also invite them to come check us out on a Monday evening. Maybe we
>> could start by teaching each other a song?
>>
>> P.S - He asked if we know Solfa - I don't but would love to learn it -
>> does anyone else know it?  If you don't know what Solfa is - in a nutshell
>> it's a way to learn music that goes WAY back (not sure where/when it
>> originated)  - it was a way for anyone, rich, poor, literate or not, to
>> learn music. It's supposed to be great for ear training and improvisation.
>>
>> Marie Ghitman, MEd, RN
>> Co-Producer, Jamaica Plain Porchfest and Hoopla Productions
>>
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