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Almeida Duo - Korea Tour 2014

The Almeida Duo (Saulo DeAlmeida, Dennis Santos, along with Chad Floyd, Bill Budai, and Wansoo Cho) returned to South Korea for another performance tour in June 2014. The 11-day tour included 20 performances at universities, churches, high schools, and city venues in and around Busan, South Korea. Performances included the famed Busan Cultural Center, Busan City Park, Sae-Woo-Ri Concert Hall, So-Min Arts Center, Shin-Se-Gae Concert Hall, Busan Medical City, Christian Business Men's Committee, Space-UM Gallery, Busan Foreign Language High School, Sam-Sung Girls' High School, Ever Green Seniors' School, Dong-Eun Presbyterian Church, Suk-Po Presbyterian Church, Ae-Kwang Presbyterian Church, Dong-Nae Central Presbyterian Church.

Tombolo published by Row-Loff Productions (10/13)
percussion quartet for toms

Tombolo is a three-minute tom quartet that engages the audience from beginning to end. A bit of a novelty piece, Tombolo contains cross-over sticking, drum to drum playing, and subtle humor.

Tombolo Video here!
Order from Row-Loff Productions here!


Six hymns published by Bachovich Music Pub. (9/13)
arrangements for solo tenor pan

Now available from Bachovich Music Publications are six hymn arrangements for solo tenor pan: Amazing Grace, Angels We Have Heard On High, Be Thou My Vision, The First Noel, Were You There, and What Child is This.

Videos of all six tunes here!
Order from Bachovich Music here!


Hands Down published by Innovative Percussion (11/12)
multiple hand drum solo

Hands Down was originally written for the 2010 Kentucky Collegiate MENC Fall Conference as a demonstration of basic hand drumming technique. Instrumentation includes bongos, congas and djembe.

From Steve Weiss Music: Hands Down is a groove-based solo that blends two styles of perc: the multi-perc solo and latin hand drumming. In a typical multi-perc piece it's common to see congas, bongos, or a djembe, but they're played with sticks or mallets - not the case here (mostly). This piece focuses on limb independence and intricate rhythmic work, while also working on hand drum techniques - slaps, open tones, etc... Difficulty - Med. Advanced
Innovative Percussion Catalog here!
Hands Down Video here!
Order from Steve Weiss Music here!


Almeida Duo - Asian Tour 2012


The Almeida Duo (Saulo DeAlmeida, Dennis Santos, with Chad Floyd) toured Japan and South Korea in the summer of 2012. Concerts were performed at Korean Baptist Theological University, DongEui University, Busan Girls High School, John Tokyo Church, Busan Port Logistics High School, Busan Cinema Center, and several more.

Pictures uploaded here!

Pearl Press Release here!