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by Ritmo Calypso

This CD exemplifies a fusion of the musical styles of New Orleans and Jamaica, performed by New Orleans musicians. It features calypso rhythms accompanied with jazzy New Orleans piano and saxophone. Some songs create a Caribbean ambiance with a marimba.
Genre: Reggae: Calypso
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Carnival in New Orleans
3:42 $0.69
2. Big Bamboo
4:18 $0.69
3. Take Her to Jamaica
3:06 $0.69
4. In Trouble Now You
3:24 $0.69
5. Me Donkey Need Water
4:02 $0.69
6. Mi Corazon Hace Boom Boom
3:12 $0.69
7. Jamaica Farewell
3:51 $0.69
8. Linstead Market
3:51 $0.69
9. Everybody Loves Banana
2:46 $0.69
10. Mama No Want No Peas
3:57 $0.69
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Ritmo Calypso of New Orleans

The music of Ritmo Calypso exemplifies a fusion of musical styles of New Orleans and Jamaica performed by New Orleans musicians. It features calypso rhythms accompanied with jazzy piano, saxophone, and banjo. The band also creates a Caribbean ambiance with a marimba. This cultural mixture becomes a musical recipe that results in a musical gumbo that is sweet to the ear.

Freddy Woodworth, the band’s lead singer, percussionist, and musical director, was born and raised in New Orleans. He has been performing in New Orleans since 1979. His career has covered a wide variety of musical styles such as jazz, samba, ska, latin, funk, blues, and rock. Freddy studied jazz and percussion in the University of Louisiana in Monroe, and graduated from the University of New Orleans. He is currently teaching in the New Orleans region. After many visits to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, Freddy became enchanted with Calypso music. In Cahuita and Puerto Viejo, the Jamaican influence permeates the atmosphere via music, food, and relaxed lifestyle of the people. The culture of Cahuita and Puerto Viejo inspired Freddy to create and record calypso songs and to record arrangements of traditional Jamaican songs. “While being there by the beach and listening to some calypso music, I felt a creative inspiration to write songs with calypso rhythms. My idea was to bring the musical styles of the Caribbean and New Orleans together.”

Seva Venet, the band’s banjo player and guitarist, came to New Orleans from Los Angeles in 1999 to pursue his passion to play traditional jazz. In New Orleans, he has performed with several musicians of notoriety such as Tuba Fats, Dr. Michael White, Lionel Ferbos, and Shannon Powell. Also, Seva currently plays with The Palmetto Bug Stompers, a popular jazz band of New Orleans.

Eduardo Tozzatto is the band’s piano and marimba player. Several years ago, he came to New Orleans from Brasil to study music in the University of New Orleans, where he graduated with a degree in music. He now teaches music in the New Orleans region. Eduardo has played in several latin and jazz bands in New Orleans such as Otra and Vivaz. He currently plays with Government Majik and Kid Merv.

Brent Rose plays saxophone for the band. Brent has played with numerous artists in New Orleans for several years. He currently performs with Otra, a latin dance band, and also with New Birth Brass Band, a traditional New Orleans style brass band. Brent teaches music at the University of New Orleans.

George Deane, who plays bass guitar, has played with a wide variety of bands the past several years in New Orleans. He and Freddy played together in T-Bone Stone, a blues band.

Kenny Claiborne plays electric guitar on a few songs. Kenny was born and raised in New Orleans. He has played with numerous bands in New Orleans such as Kenny Claiborne Band and Radio Marigny.

Tony Dizant plays trumpet on a few songs. Tony performed with the U.S Navy Jazz Band, and currently plays in New Orleans with Rumba Buena, a popular and energetic latin dance band.

Bruce Brackman plays clarinet on “Mama No Want No Peas”, a Caribbean song that is arranged as a New Orleans style swing song. Bruce’s clarinet parts provide a Dixieland compliment to Tony’s trumpet solos. Bruce plays with several traditional jazz artists throughout New Orleans. He also plays with The Palmetto Bug Stompers, a popular jazz band of New Orleans.

The group hopes you enjoy the mixture of musical styles as much as they enjoyed creating and recording it. Pura Vida! Laissez les bon temps ruler!

Ritmo Calypso de Nueva Orleans

La música de Ritmo Calypso ejemplifica una fusión de estilos musicales de Nueva Orleans y Jamaica, interpretada por músicos de Nueva Orleans. Incluye ritmos calypso acompañados con un piano de jazz, saxofón y banjo. La banda también crea un ambiente caribeño con una marimba. Esta mezcla cultural se convierte en una receta musical que se convierte en un “gumbo” que es dulce para los oídos.

Freddy Woodworth, el líder, cantante, percusionista y director musical del grupo nació y creció en Nueva Orleans. El se ha presentado en Nueva Orleans desde 1979. Su carrera ha incluído una amplia variedad de estilos musicales como jazz, samba, ska, latino, funk, blues y rock. Freddy studio jazz y percusión en la Universidad de Louisiana en Monroe y se graduó en la Universidad de Nueva Orleans. Actualmente enseña en el área de Nueva Orleans.

Después de múltiples visitas al Caribe costarricense, Freddy se sintió atraído por la música calypso. En Cahuita y Puerto Viejo, la influencia de Jamaica permea la atmósfera a través de la música, la comida y el estilo de vida relajado de la gente.La cultura de Cahuita y Puerto Viejo inspiró a Freddy para crear calypsos y grabar arreglos de canciones tradicionales de Jamaica. “Mientras estaba en la playa escuchando algunos calypsos, me sentí inspirado para escribir canciones con ese ritmo. Mi idea fue unir los estilos musicales del Caribe y Nueva Orleans”.

Seva Venet, banjo y guitarra del grupo, llegó a Nueva Orleans desde Los Angeles en 1999 siguiendo su pasión por tocar jazz tradicional. En Nueva Orleans él ha actuado con numerosos músicos famosos como Tuba Fats, Dr. Michael White, Lionel Ferbos y Shannon Powell. Actualmente, Seva toca con The Palmetto Bug Stompers, un grupo de jazz muy popular en Nueva Orleans.

Eduardo Tozzatto es el pianista del grupo. Hace algunos años viajó a Nueva Orleans desde Brasil para estudiar en la Universidad de Nueva Orleans, donde se obtuvo un título en música. Ahora enseña música en la región de Nueva Orleans. Eduardo ha tocado con varias bandas en de Nueva Orleans como Otra y Vivaz. Actualmente toca con Government Majik y Kid Merv.

Brent Rose toca el saxofón para el grupo. Brent ha tocado con numerosos artistas en Nueva Orleans durante varios años. Actualmete toca con Otra, un grupo de baile latino y también con New Birth Brass Band, un grupo de música tradicional. Brent enseña música en la Universidad de Nueva Orleans.

George Deane, quien toca el bajo, ha tocado en Nueva Orleans con una amplia variedad de grupos durante varios años. El y Freddy tocaron juntos en T-Bone Stone, un grupo de blues.

Kenny Claiborne toca la guitarra eléctrica en algunas canciones. Kenny nació y creció en Nueva Orleans. Ha tocado con numerosas bandas en nueva Orleans como Kenny Claiborne Band y Radio Marigny.

Tony Dizant toca la trompeta en algunas canciones. Tony tocó con la Jazz Band de la Marina Estadounidense y actualmente toca en Nueva Orleans con Rumba Buena, una popular y enérgica banda de baile latino.

Bruce Brockman toca el clarinete en “Mama No Want No Peas”, una canción Caribeña con arreglos de swing al estilo de Nueva Orleans. El calrinete de Bruce le da un toque de Dixieland a los solos de trompeta de Tony. Bruce toca con varios artistas de jazz tradicional a travéa de Nueva Orleans. También toca con los Palmetto Bug stompers, una popular banda de jazz en Nueva Orleans.

El grupo espera que disfrute la mezcla de estilos musicales tanto como ellos disfrutaron de la creación y grabación de la música. Pura Vida! Laissez les bon temps ruler!



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Deborah V.

Ritmo Calypso: Carnival
wow - cool music; great to dance to; I must have lost 5 pounds in 3 days dancing!! This music is happy and refreshing - good luck.

Lilliam S.

Ritmo Calypso: Carnival
Muy interesante la fusión de ritmos y la influencia latina. Me gustaría ver más fotos de eventos.

Veronica S.

Ritmo Calypso: Carnival
Este CD me recuerda el jazz de Nueva Orleans y los sonidos de Jamaica. Tiene un sonido festivo y alegre.