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JAKUCHU SUITE (Elephant Dance and Whale Raga)

This suite was inspired by the Museum’s “Elephant and Whale Screens,” painted by Ito Jakuchu in the 18th century, after the first elephant was brought to Japan.


Asian and African Elephant Voices
Glen Velez / percussion 
Drums of the Shumei Taiko Ensemble
Paul Winter / soprano sax

Asian and African elephants alike communicate with their kind using very low rumbles, most of them below the range of human hearing. It is likely that it was an Asian elephant that first came to Japan, and it is the call of this species that has the last “word” in this interplay. 

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from Miho: Journey to the Mountain, released September 22, 2010
Glen Velez, Paul Winter (Framedrum Music, BMI; Living Earth Music, BMI)

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Paul Winter Litchfield

Paul Winter is a seven-time Grammy-winning saxophonist, whose sextet was the first jazz group to perform at the White House in 1962. His second group, the Paul Winter Consort, interweaves sounds from the natural world with classical and ethnic traditions, and the spontaneous spirit of jazz. Their annual Winter Solstice Celebrations and Earth Mass are among the most popular events in New York. ... more

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