Carlos Nunez coming to play for SLOfolks September 6,
Last SLOfolks Outdoor Concert of the season at Castoro.
An Introduction To SLOFolks
SLOFolks, a non profit organization, brings you live music from Appalachia to Mali, a diversity reflecting the cultural history and expression of the people's music played on a variety of instruments.
You will hear sea shanties, ballads, work songs, gypsy music, West African Kora, Celtic. Bluegrass as well as French Musettes and Brazilian instrumentalists.
"You know what music is? God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connections between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars." Robin Williams
"Let this be my epitaph:
The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music"
"I know what music is and what music does to that next person.
I know that music unites people. Music gives hope and
Music is a way of life. That I know"
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SLOFOLKS CONCERTS 2014
‘The Seventh Chieftain’: Celtic Superstar Carlos Núñez
"The Jimi Hendrix of bagpipe"
“Pipe music as if played by a Coltrane or Hendrix” – The Guardian
Carlos Núñez comes from Galicia, the Celtic region in the North West of Spain. He is considered one of the biggest artists in the international World / Celtic Music scene, having the quality of a classical music virtuoso and the charisma of a rock star. Carlos has expanded the borders of Celtic music to Flamenco, Fado, Cuban, Mexican, Brazilian or Classical music, Movie Soundtracks, Contemporary Dance… As he describes it, he plays Celtic music with Latin passion.
Saturday, September 6, Castoro Cellars, 7:00 ~ $22
Carlos Nunez – Flute and bagpipes
Xurxo Nunez - Percussion
Pancho Alvarez – Brazilian viola, bouzouki/guitar
Jon Pilatzke-- Fiddler/step-dancer
Carlos, who plays the Galician pipes, or Gaita, and recorder, was a driving force behind The Chieftains' Grammy-winning Santiago album in 1997, which explored the music of Galicia and its influence on the music of other Latin countries. He has toured extensively with The Chieftains, becoming the unofficial seventh member of the band during much of the 1980s and '90s. Carlos has released 10 albums of his own, selling more than 1 million copies and receiving two Latin Grammy nominations. He's currently touring North America in support of his latest release, "Inter-Celt", on Sony Records.
Carlos is performing 30 concerts throughout North America.
"One of the world~s most exciting, and most serious, musicians." – BBC Radio
"If it~s possible to become a pop star playing the bagpipes, N~~ez could be the
man." – Los Angeles Times
Amazing! His direction of a session was brilliant and his concert was one of the highlights of the entire festival."
Terry Wickham (Producer, Edmonton Folk Music Festival
“Overflowing with natural charm, Núñez has become quite the showman as well as the brilliantnstrumentalist
on just about every woodwind instrument you can imagine.”
The Times (UK)
Carlos Núñez recently made his US Sony Masterworks debut with Discover, a 2-CD that showcases the range and depth of this groundbreaking instrumentalist, who has taken Galician music to all corners of the world. Proof is in the stunning list of guests that appear on Discover, including The Chieftains (who launched Núñez’s career), Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Sinéad O’Connor, flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo, Brazilian star Carlinhos Brown, Early Music master Jordi Savall, Buena Vista Social Club members Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo and Cachaíto, and many more.
Here is an article just out regarding the current tour
by EARLE HITCHNER, MusicaRoots:
The gaita is one member of a large family of breath-powered instruments more commonly known as bagpipes. Those of you thinking of a lone piper playing~Amazing Grace~ at a funeral really need to keep reading because that is a decidedly Irish or Scottish piping style. The Galician Celtic sound is farlighter and more delicate, being more flute-like than many other piping traditions. Like most flavors of Celtic music, gaita goes nicely with fiddles, guitars and drums, and generates a convivial atmosphere more or less instantaneously. However, what N~~ez plays is not strictly traditional, nor is
it strictly gaita. N~~ez is a multi-instrumental master with real talent for fusion and a phenomenal mastery of his assorted wind instruments, particularly the recorder. His sound weaves tightly with popular flavors from all over and shows an abiding love of rock and roll.
Catered dinner by FIG GOOD FOOD
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