Started in Buenos Aires, the Night of Charanguistas is a cycle of concerts dedicated to charango, the little string instrument originating from the Andes and the living symbol of a moving tradition. Organised in numerous villages of South America and in Europe, it highlights virtuoso artists who propose original compositions and renew the traditional repertoire of their instrument.
Jose Mendoza (Bolivia) composes film scores and creates tales for children. Based in France, he is inspired by the technique and the musical spirit of the Masters such as Ernesto Cavour and Mauro Nuñez … Gerard Verba accompanies him on the guitar. Patricio Sullivan & Oscar «Poli» Gomitolo (Argentina), two soloists having a rich professional path, share the same passion for string instruments and South American music. With melodies of varying rhythms and their own compositions, they propose a voyage full of subtleties. Composer, charango player and luthier, Federico Tarazona (Peru) is considered as one of the greatest virtuosos of Andean charango, recognised for his audacious interpretation, his extraordinary technique and his incredible expressiveness.
The concert will be concluded by the International Meeting of Charanguistes, a festive moment assembling numerous musicians from all horizons!
- José Mendoza : charango
- Gérard Verba : guitar
- Patricio Sullivan : charango, ronroco, vocals
- Oscar Gomitolo : guitar, charango, ronroco, cuatro venezolano, percussion, vocals
- Federico Tarazona : charango, Hatun charango
Sunday 25/11/2018 – Workshop of initiation and mastery (charango) Information : 0479/331 886
A co-production of Muziekpublique & Seibo with the collaboration of the Centre for Bolivian Folklore « Kantuta », the Institute for Andean Culture in Brussels « El Andino», the School of Music « La Escuelita».
With the support of the Embassies of Bolivia, Argentina and Peru