Classical Music & Negro Spirituals
Visiting Artist: Jermaine Tulloch
When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 5PM
Where: Historic Charles Street A.M.E. Church
Jermaine Tulloch a Boston Native, is a gifted counter tenor. Tulloch is a graduate of the Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s only public school for the performing and visual arts. He later attended Longy Conservatory of Music for his Bachelor of Music, where he majored in classical performance . As a performer, Jermaine’s television credits include “The Chorus” (TLC Network) and “The Today Show”. Jermaine has toured with the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir, and can be seen as a lead in Boston’s Black Nativity every December on the Paramount Center Stage. Currently, Jermaine is a fourth grade teacher in the Boston Public Schools System. Along with teaching and performing, Jermaine is owner of Family Affair Catering and Events. Jermaine is excited to be one of the Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy Visiting Artist for the 2018-2019 school year and looks forward to presenting a vocal workshop in classical voice, specifically focusing on vocal repertoire in the Negro Spirituals.
A workshop on Afro-Puerto Rican Music, History and Culture
& Sandra "Sasi"Marcelino
When: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5PM
Where: Historic Charles Street A.M.E Church
Gustavo Hernandez is a talented drummer, percussionist and educator in the city of Boston. He is a graduate of the Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s only public school for the performing and visual arts, where he majored in music.
He later received his Bachelor and Master in Music from the esteemed Berklee College of Music. Currently, Hernandez teaches at the Greenwood K-8 school as the music teacher.
Sandra “Sasi” Marcelino is a performing artist from Boston, Massachusetts. Marcelino performs in a variety of art forms, including, dance and voice. Sasi is known around the city as an expert in Afro-folkloric in Latin American dance and history.
Gustavo Hernandez and Sandra “Sasi” Marcelino are excited to be apart of the Hamilton-Garrett Music & Arts Academy’s Visiting Artist Series for the 2018-2019. Hernandez and Marcelino will present a workshop to the students on Bomba music, a traditional Afro-folkloric style of music that was created by former African slaves in Puerto Rico.
The two will provide lessons on how to play the most common rhythms on traditional instruments, learn how to dance within the style, study the history of the music, learn to perform traditional songs, and finally celebrate the impact the music has had on Puerto Rican culture.