Curtis Pierre "The Samba Man" of New Orleans

About Curtis Pierre

SPECIALTIES
Malabarismo Pandeiro juggling master (Brasilian tamborine) which includes not only playing the Pandeiro as an instrument but able to perform amazing acrobatic stunts similar to that done by the Harlem Globetrotters and some of the soccer stars in Brasil. Spinning two to three pandeiros simultaneously on mouth, elbow and toes. Samba Percussion music director, Hand drums and a wide range of percussion instruments; fight choreographer, and dancer in the various Afro-Brasilian cultural dances, such as samba, maculele, capoeira and also stilt dancing. Showing the history and influences of Afro-Brasilian music and its similarities to New Orleans culture and music. Costume and prop designer, and pen and ink artist. Assistant parade coordinator for Endymion Coronation. Film score percussion music composer, and instrument maker. Working with children

ALBUM RECORDING & APPEARANCES

*"Bush Dance Arobebics" Curtis solo album 2004
*"Tambores Do Mar" Curtis Pierre solo album 2003
* Creole Moon" - Dr John 2001 
* Do Rio Camagua Ao Rio Mississippi Ricardo Crispe 2000 
* Los Hombres Callientes, Vol. 2. 1999 
* Do Brasil, Antionio Carlos Jobim/Powell/Gilberto - a Compiliation 1998 
* "Time for Love ", Philip Manuel- 1995 
* Earl Turbinton - "Brother for Life" 1987 
* Recorded with Bill Summers - Project Higher Octave 1994
* Casa Samba:" An Afro-Brasilian Fantasy" (first album) 1993
* "Freedom Song" Ben Hunter & Plantation Posse 1991
* "Eye of the Tiger" - Jasmine and Ensemble Acoustic de Guatemala 1987
* "Windswept" -Percussion Inc. 1988
* "Jasmine featuring Casa Samba" 1989

 

VIDEO AND MOVIE APPEARANCES

*Donna Richardson "Afro Brasilian Workout"
* Hall and Oates Video, Pandeiro Acrobatics, 1988"
* Movie-"Angel Heart"-Drum Coordinator for Ritual Scene, 1988
Appeared in Billboard magazine interview June/8/96 issue New Orleans, LA
Movie- "Interview with a Vampire" New Orleans, LA
Commercial- Birds Eye Food, New Orleans, LA
American Express Commercial, Jackson Square New Orleans, LA
Sinbad's Comedy Strip, Orpheum Theater, Fox Television New Orleans, LA
American Express Commercial, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
Eye on Carnival- Spotlight, WDSU TV New Orleans, LA
Festival Latino Promotional Commercial New Orleans, LA 
Cabildo Museum Fundraiser New Orleans, LA
"Rebel Without a Cause" Promotional Commercial New Orleans, LA