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February 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Several thousand years ago the forebears of the present day Gypsy people left India. Their descendants have spread throughout the world and their cultural influence is still very vibrant, especially around the Mediterranean. Flamenco music has nurtured the inspiration of Spanish composers, even before Albéniz and to the current time.
February 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm
This week, Elbio invites you to a fiesta of the guitar, celebrating a wide range of Latin American guitar music. We explore the thriving crossover of classical style, popular folk and cultural themes. This intersection has a rich history, and continues to produce innovative guitar music to the present day.
February 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Cuba is, and it has always been since the Colonial period, one of the powerhouses of music in this side of the Atlantic. In this edition of Fiesta! we visit (or revisit, in some cases), the music of a handful of Cuban composers born between the 30’s and the 50’s: Héctor Angulo (b.1932), Carlos Fariñas (1934-2002), Paquito D’Rivera (b.1948), Andrés Alén (b.1950), Hilario Durán (b.1953). The only exception is the 19th century composer and pioneer of Cuban nationalist movement, Ignacio Cervantes.