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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE.TWO THE...C I.... .I..

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1968

music
M '
Others, 'Mediocre'

Havana Produces 'U.S. Imperial

By MICHAEL BEEBIE
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66
presented an excellent concert at
Hill Auditorium Saturday night.
The appreciative audience was
unpleasantly surprised, however,
when, a classical guitarist and a
mediocre comedian were given the
first half of the concert.
The words "And now the Ser-
gio Mendes Show presents" in-
troduced guitarist Vince Maca-
luso. He gave a mysteriously un-
magical tour of guitar music from
the 16th to the 20th century. His
performance was highlighted by
technical dexterity and lack of in-
spiration.
Two flamenco pieces were espe-.
cially obnoxious. Instead of con-
centrating on the music, Macaluso
employed facial mannerisms and
r e h e a r s e d foot-tapping and
guitar-thumping which ruined
the integrity of the compositions.
Another "And now the Sergio
Mendes Show presents" produced
comedian Frank Welker. At his
best Welker reminded me of an
entertainer at a stag party. His
poor imitations and bawdy skits
brought him a few guffaws and
stridently polite applause.
The last "And now the Sergio
Mendes Show presents" finally in-
troduced Brasil '66 and the main
man Sergio Mendes on piano.
All bowed, Mendes sat at the
piano, and everyone exploded into
"The Constant Rain". Mendes was
PT'P's Play
To Feature
A lbergheuti
The Professional Theatre Pro-
gram announced today that Jean
Pierre Aumont and Carla Alber-
ghetti will star in "On a Clear
Day You Can See Forever" to be
presented March 4-5 in Hill Aud.
for the "Play of the Month"
series.
Aumont, internationally ac-
claimed for his many varied stage
and screen roles, displayed his
continental charm and savoir
faire opposite. the late Vivien
Leigh in the Broadway musical
"Tovarich."
Aumont is perhaps best known
in Hollywood for his screen roles
with Leslie Caron in "Lill," and
he has appeared in motion pic-
tures opposite many of Holly-
wood's glamorous stars, including
his late wife, Maria Montez.
Auiont will portray the role
for which John Raitt was origin-
ally scheduled in this musical ex-
ploration of extrasensory percep-
tion.
Miss Alberghett scored a per-
sonal trum~ph in her touching
portrayal of Lili in the national
company of the musical "Car-
nival," a role which her sister
Anna Maria created on Broadway.
She later took over the role in
the Broadway production. Miss
Alberghetti has appeared in the
nation's. most famous supper
clubs, and theatre audiences
throughout the country have
thrilled to her performances in
such musicals as "West Side
Story" and "The Student Prince."
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pushing beautiful sounds out of
the piano with his whole body
and the audience was finally hav-
ing the splendid time that was
guaranteed for all.
Most of the program was de-
voted to the music on Mendes's
two albums - "One Note Samba",
"The Joker" - all' were excellent-
ly performed.
The highpoint of the concert,
however, was a medley of the
songs from the film "Black Or-
pheus". It began innocuously
enough. Mendes gave the singers
percussion instruments: He played
a simple ryhthm on his percussion
instrument. But then another
performer played another rhythm
and the wild cacophony of the
carnival music was electrifying
the audience.
Maybe the electricity was only
from Mendes. His superb solos
and Brazilian "soul-shouts" cre-
ated an intensity felt by the audi-
ence and not only by the two
singers, drummer, and bass play-
er who comprise the remainder of
Brasil '66.
In the two years Brasil '66 has
been in existence, Mendes has
made numerous personnel changes
to achieve an excellently balanced
and unified group.
He has synthesized Brasilian
bossa nova, blues, and even corny
Tiajuana Brass (much in the
same way Beatles have synthe-
sized rock, blues, and folk) to
produce an expressive and per-
sonal music.
I only wish Mendes' agent
would allow Brasil '66 its own
Sergio Mendes Show. Without
guitarist Vince Macaluso and
"comedian" Frank Welker, Sergio
Mendes and Brasil '66 wouldn't!
need to be associated with the
neo-vaudvillian g i i i i c k s of
mediocre performers.1

By JUAN ONIS
(C) New York Times
reprintect by permission
HAVANA - A "cultural" exhi-
bition was opened to the public
today, presenting a violently
"anti-imperialist" view of the
United States through pop art
psychedelic effects and other
modern audio-visual techniques
The exhibition was dedicated to
the "third world" of underdevel-
oped countries as part of the In-
ternational Culture Congress un-
der way here. The exhibition at
the Galeria Havana runs the
length of a city block off Ha-
vana's 23rd Street. Its manipula-
tion of symbols identified with
the United States, such as comic
strips, brand advertising, and
Tarzan films, produces the effect
of a grotesquely "anti-capitalist'
Coney Island.
There is even the equivalent of
a Tunnel of Horrors in which
skeletal figures and baneful howls
symbolize the hungry of the world
and the victims of war.
The final part of the exhibition
is a United States combat film
showing a soldier of the Green
Berets, or Special Forces, wildly
firing a submachine-gun and
throwing hand grenades into~ a
peasant's shack. The pictures
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The hour broadcast will test
the smoking and nonsmoking
public with regard to their knowl-
edge and attitudes concerning
cigarette, pipe and cigar smoking.
Among the questions to be dealt
with are questions related to the
dangers of tobacco, reasons smok-
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diseases attributed to smoking.

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flashing a spastic stop and go se- Hundreds of delegates to the S
quence to the recorded sounds of cultural congress and official F
bombs, machine-gun fire and guests filed through the exhibi- A
- drums. A montage of 36 identical tion last night to see this example i
faces of Ernesto Che Guevara of "revolutionary" mass commun- d
y slowly turns over a quotation from ication. It made an impact. The
e the late guerilla leader's writings viewers alternately laughed and i
takes the place of the pictures: shuddered as they took the 15- K
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ploited of the earth, to play?"' ru fyug rit.so-
a group of young artists. spon-
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ing a rifle and a sign that says: tion. a
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many." bition is a pop art cartoon of '
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Writer-In-Residence Howe,
Praises Dying Modernismm
(continued from Page 1) modern period confines itself to
But Howe insisted "that behind questions. After a certain point, i
s this extreme subjectivity there is the essence of modernism reveals c
to be found an equally extreme itself in the persuasion that the M
sense of historical crisis." He true question cannot and need not t
pointed to what he saw as an un- be answered; it need only be wv
precedented assumption that there asked over and over again, for- v
- is something unique in the experi- ever in new ways."''o
ence of our age. "The modernist Howe said that "in a modern- c
i sensibility posists a blockage, if is culture the problematic as a t
not an end, of history. style of inquiry and existence be-
Howe noted as a consequence that "the problematic is adhered
- of this a "bitter impatience with comes dominant." He pointed out
the whole aparatus of cognition to, not merely because we live
and the assumption of ration- in a time of uncertainty when
ality. And there is a hunger to traditional beliefs and absolute
break past the bourgeois propr- standards, having.disintegrated,
iety and self containment of tra- give way to the makeshifts of
ditional culture, toward a form of relativism, but also because it is
absolute personal speech, a liter- considered good, proper, and even
ature deprived of ceremony and beautiful that men should live in
stripped to revelation." The writer psychic discomfort."
takes on "the enormous ambition In these circumstances "sincer-
not to remake the world, which ity becomes the last ditch defense
r is seen as utterly recalcitrant, but i for men without belief, and in its
rather to reinvent reality." name absolutes can be toppled,
Howe contended that "modern- morality dispersed, and intellec-
ism despairs of human history, tual systems dissolved."
abandons the idea of historicity, He concluded that "heroically
falls back upon notions of uni- the modern sensibility struggles
versal human condition or a rhy- with its passion for eternal re-
f thm of eternal recurrence, yet newal, even- as it keeps searching
within its own realm is committed for ways to secure its own end."
to change, turmoil, ceaseless rec- But he pointed out that the fate
reation H o w e described his awaiting 'modernism' is "publicity
dynamism as one of "asking and and sensation, the kind of savage
learning not reply." He said the parody which may indeed be the
past was devoted to answers, the only fate worse than death."
AMERICAN PREMIERE !
CINEMA II
PRESENTS:
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The third film by the producer-director-editor team I
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THIS WEEK
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17
EXPERIMENTAL FILMS:
PROGRAM NO. 1, with Kenneth Anger, Maya Deren,
Sidney Peterson, George Kuchar, and Jack Smith.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, JAN. 18 & 19
BROTHER ORCHID
with Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson,
and Ann Southern.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JAN. 20 & 21
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Ist' Show
Superman, Donald Duck, and
Foxy Fox, representing three
Lmerican oil companies compet-
ng for petroleum rights in an un-
erdeveloped country.
"I better go see what's happen-
ng in the third world," says Clark
rent with Esso written across his
shirtfront. "That's a job for
uperman."
Then there are sequences from
Tarzan film that run forward
nd backward and are edited so
s to satirize the "white suprem-
cy" of Johnny Weissmuller in
elation of African tribesmen.
The "tunnel of horrors" was at
is center a cave in which Amer-
can brand names are displayed
rhile jukeboxes play dissonant
angles and television sets alteo-
ately display luxury advertise-
nents and faces of emaciated
[hildren.
Then follow huge figuers evok-
ng race disturbances in American
ities. There is also a helmeted
detro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion that
urns into President Johnson
'earing a helmet and carrying a
talkie-talkie. Then comes a
,mbling group of cadaverous,I
Lildlike bodies, reminiscent of
he Buchenwald or Auschwitz ex-
ermination camps. -

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