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Mi NINA 64 MA@LON SIMON AeeANged BY Perea M. ZowLey 1958 Swon uvrauie Pecoverions THis ACCANGEMENT @ 2000 Poui-Geer Music Director's Notes for Mi NINA About the Writer Marlon Simon isa Venezuelan Born Drummer and Percussionist who lives in Cherry Hill, NJ. He is a dynamic performer, sought-after clinician on Afro-Caribbean Rhythms, and a gifted composer. With his group, the Nagual Spirits, he has recorded two albums, “The Music of Marlon Simon”, and “Rumba a la Patato.” He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the New School for Social Research in New York, NY, and is on the faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. About the Arranger Peter Rowley isa freelance arranger in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. He was formerly Director of Instrumental Music at Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne, PA. He holds a Bachelor’ s of Music in Studio Music and Jazz from the University of Miami, where he studied composing and arranging with Ron Miller, Gary Lindsay and Rob Lussier. About the Chart Mi Nifia, from Marlon’s first album, is one of his most beautiful melodies, set over a modal set of changes. A CD of the original small group recording is included for your listening and study. The key to this chart is the understanding of the Bembe rhythmic foundation. This afro-caribbean rhythm has a 6/8 feel. However, as with many latin-jazz rhythms, it can be felt on multiple metric levels. The melody is written in 4/4. To accomadate this, many rhythms in this chart have been written in 12/8, to keep measure to measure sequence between parts. These 12/8 bars are merely two passes through the standard 6/8 Bembe rhythms. As parts and