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Global Mashup 5: Texas Meets Peru

Global Mashups
QPTV’s Roslyn Nieves joins Flushing Town Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek, Deputy Director Sami Abu Shumays, Jazz Producer Clyde Bullard, and Shawn Choi, Director of Marketing and Community Engagement, to bring you Flushing Town Hall’s Global Mashups Series on Queens Public Television's channels. In each Global Mashup concert, two cultures are mashed up on one stage with an open dance floor! First, each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. The mashup often results in a unique, never-before-heard blend of two different cultures. QPTV captured the entertaining cultural series and now the television programs will cablecast in Queens on Spectrum, RCN, and Verizon Fios for the first time! Visit to view Flushing Town Hall’s upcoming 2019 programs. Global Mashup #5: Texas meets Peru Texas Brian Clayton and the Green River Band is an original country act that have been recording and touring since 2001. Having released 2 CD’s and receiving extensive nationwide radio play with a few released singles, Brian Clayton continues to write and record his original country material as an independent artist. The Brian Clayton and the Green River Band has been working exclusively with the Country Showdown (Nashville) as the backing band for contestants playing numerous local and state level competitions, performing at such venues as Hershey Park(PA), The Topsfield Fair(MA) New York State Fair, Dutchess County Fair (NY) and the Carolina Country Stampede (NC) to name a few. In addition, Brian Clayton and the Green River Band has opened for many Nashville country artists including Josh Turner, Jeff Bates and James Otto and has had the pleasure of performing with, and backing, the late great country legend Little Jimmy Dickens. Brian Clayton and the Green River Band has also been the backing band for former teen country artist Jasmine Morgan and has been the backing band for singer-songwriter Gary Campbell. Peru Corina Bartra Afro Peruvian Band playing infectious Afro-Peruvian music. Corina Bartra, and her septet group. Many of the personnel of the septet have been in several of Bartra’s musical configurations, and on a variety of her concerts: at the Acoustic Grammy Sessions NYC in 2015, recently at the Kennedy Center in D.C., and on her latest celebrated CD, Takunde. Ms. Bartra’s lastest concert in NYC at the Latea Theater was with her Afro Peruvian New Trends Orchestra. As Raul Da Gama wrote last November 2017, when reviewing the CD Takunde, after its release on Blue Spiral Music: “It is impossible to over-estimate the importance of the great Peruvian musician and vocalist, Corina Bartra. The music of Corina Bartra is quite unique, especially when she is performing Afro-Peruvian repertoire as she does on Takunde. The album comes thirty-one years after Miss Bartra announced her arrival with her very jazzy Afro-Peruvian album Yamambo. Today Corina Bartra’s music probably sounds more deeply Afro-Peruvian than ever and Takunde explores more of South America visiting the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Brasil, even as it traverses the landscape of Jazz and a world after Tin Pan Alley. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of Takunde is the original work by Corina Bartra and it is music such as “Marinera Jazz” that adds much to Afro-Peruvian musical literature.”