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Las Guitarras de Espana Will Perform April 14 at the U of M University News
For release: April 2, 2009

For press information, contact Kyndra Outlaw, 662-418-0519

Las Guitarras de Espana (the Guitars of Spain) will perform at the University of Memphis on Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in the Rose Theatre. Admission is free and open to all.

Las Guitarras de Espana is a world-music ensemble with a “Spanish guitar twist” that performs a fusion of Cuban son (akin to salsa), rumba, R&B, Latin-jazz, blues, and African percussion, with an underlying flamenco music-and-dance focus.

The U of M performance will feature four of the nine musicians who travel the world to play their melodies. The members, whose roots are in Brazil, Peru, Italy, Cuba, Mexico, and Portugal, have released four CDs and recorded numerous other works. In collaboration with Clinard Dance Theatre, Las Guitarras de Espana presented “Unraveling Rhythms” in the Midwest during the fall of 2005.  Those 17 performances drew sold-out crowds and international guest stars, and generated enthusiastic reviews.

When they aren’t hosting large scale performances, the ensemble often plays for schools, concert series, and at performing arts venues.

Parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage or in the Southern Avenue parking lot.

The event is sponsored by the Student Activities Council.

More information is available from Kyndra A. Outlaw by phone at 662-418-0519 or via email at kaoutlaw@memphis.edu


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