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Chad Floyd Tours South Korea

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Chad FloydChad Floyd, associate professor of music and director of percussion studies at Campbellsville University in Kentucky, performed a tour of South Korea as drummer for the Brazilian based group Almeida Duo in June of 2014. The members of the duo are Saulo DeAlmeida (cello, basses, piano) and Dennis Santos (flutes, saxophone, piano). In addition to Floyd, the duo was accompanied by Bill Budai (piano) and Wansoo Cho (violin).

The 11-day tour included 20 performances at universities, churches, high schools, and city venues in and around Busan, South Korea. Performances included the famed Busan Cultural Center, Busan City Park, Sae-Woo-Ri Concert Hall, So-Min Arts Center, Shin-Se-Gae Concert Hall, Busan Medical City, Christian Business Men's Committee, Space-UM Gallery, Busan Foreign Language High School, Sam-Sung Girls' High School, Ever Green Seniors' School, Dong-Eun Presbyterian Church, Suk-Po Presbyterian Church, Ae-Kwang Presbyterian Church, Dong-Nae Central Presbyterian Church.

The group performed for diverse audiences and was also able to provide feedback and instruction on student performances in various educational settings. The repertoire of the group is quite diverse, but can be classified broadly as jazz with strong influences of the popular Brazilian musical styles such as samba and bossa nova.

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