Richard Kelley, trumpet; Continuum: (Jayn Rosenfeld, flute; Marcia Butler, oboe; David Gresham, clarinet; Susan Helneman, bassoon, Dan Grabois, French horn; Erik Charlston, percussion; Cheryl Seltzer, piano; Mark Steinberg, violin; Serena Canin, violin; Naomi Katz, viola; Maria Kitsopoulos, cello; Victor Kioulaphides, double bass); Clemens Leske, piano; Chris Lamb, percussion; Virginia Perry Lamb, piano; The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble; Puntilla and New Generation; Daniel Ponce, conga; Erik Charlston, percussion; Joseph Passaro, percussion; Tania León, conductor
Once you stop to consider Tania León's dizzying multi- ethnic background, it’s easy to understand why she dislikes the American penchant for neat, simple categorizations. Born in Havana in 1943, she is of mixed French, Spanish, Chinese, African, and Cuban heritage. “My ancestors came from different parts of the world; they came from different cultures,” she says. “I take pride in the heritage each of them passed on to me, and I represent all of them within myself. I prefer to be an inclusive human being.”
This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).