Talise A. Campbell is a graduate of Cleveland State University receiving both undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of Education and Educational Administration. She was a founding member of the Imani African-American Dance Company under the direction of Iyani Fasi Irunsewe.
Ms. Campbell went on further to become choreographer and lead dancer for the Iroko Drum and Dance Society, being featured at the Palace Theatre for “Best International Works.” She has studied with the likes of Marie Basse-Wiles, Mouminatou Camara, Ronald K. Brown, National Ballet of Senegal, National Ballet of Mali and Baba Chuck Davis to name a few.
PAT METHENY was born in Kansas City on August 12, 1954 into a musical family. Starting on trumpet at the age of 8, Metheny switched to guitar at age 12. By the age of 15, he was working regularly with the best jazz musicians in Kansas City, receiving valuable on-the-bandstand experience at an unusually young age.
Alain was born in Trinidad (Cuba) in 1977 and grew up in the nearby town of Manaca Iznaga in the province of Sancti Spiritus , where very early gave samples of his c musical apacity, specially cultivated by his father, Gradelio Perez, who encouraged him to continue musical studies and who eventually became his lyricist.
RÉPERCUSSION...one of the first avant-garde and adventurous percussion groups in the world. With a new meaning for the oldest and largest family of musical instruments in the world, this percussion quartet, composed of Luc Langlois, Robert Lépine, Aldo Mazza and Chantal Simard, successfully creates a rare combination of virtuoso performances and theatrical performances.
Joachim Horsley is a composer, pianist and musical arranger.
His VIA HAVANA videos, where he highlights performing new arrangements mixing great works of classical music with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, have been seen millions of times online, receiving international attention.