World Class Virtuoso Guitarist Eduardo Niebla

World Class Virtuoso Guitarist Eduardo Niebla

Southport’s brand new cultural centre The Atkinson is excited to welcome virtuoso guitarist and composer Eduardo Niebla to the town this July.

 Hailed by The Guardian for his “exquisite guitar” playing, Eduardo Niebla appears at The Atkinson on Friday 5 July with his internationally acclaimed trio and Indian tabla and the Aintree Community Choir,  in what promises to be a stunning display of flamenco gypsy present an amazing repertoire of  ‘stunning flamenco jazz’ The Sound from his latest albums.

Performing alongside Eduardo Niebla will be Sefton’s very own Aintree Community Choir. They will be joining Eduardo on stage for the following two pieces:

“In the Music”  (have deleted this link as the music is a guide part only for the choir – not a finished recorded piece)  I’ve also changed the link below so that it links to a recorded version of “My Gyspy Waltz” not the guide parts)

“My Gypsy Waltz”

This concert on Friday 5 July will showcase songs from Niebla’s eagerly awaited new album, as well as revisiting his back catalogue of hits spanning over four decades and 23 albums. Fusing his gypsy jazz roots with Indian, Arabic, classical and modern jazz flavours; Eduardo creates music that is utterly compelling and unique.

Throughout his long career Eduardo has written music for films, documentaries and plays, including for the BBC. He has performed across the globe, from Europe to the Baltic States, the Middle East and South Africa. Boasting sets at the Olympic Games in Greece, Glastonbury, the San Isidro Fiesta Madrid and Jaipur Festival India, Eduardo has amassed a global following of loyal fans, all of whom are utterly entranced by his spellbinding music.

During his eclectic career Eduardo has had the honour of working with many diverse partners, such as sitar genius Nishat Khan, George Michael, Lol Coxhill and Craig David, and now he is looking for local talent to join him and his acclaimed trio of musicians, performing some of his favourite compositions.

Emma Lloyd, Performing Arts, Marketing and Visitor Services Manager said: “This is Eduardo’s second visit to Southport, but his first into The Atkinson. Eduardo is a delight to listen to, his guitar playing is magical and inspires everyone who has the opportunity to see him perform, he really is a musical genius.”

Do not miss out on this spellbinding evening of passion, verve and fleet fingered virtuosity from one of the most potent forces in flamenco jazz fusion.

“His latest album demonstrates his fluid, technically brilliant guitar work… and the standout track is the 18 minute India, a series of meditations on poverty and resilience, in which lyrical, drifting guitar passages are matched against rousing interplay with Srikanth’s violin… the exuberant title track…(and) the thoughtful and lyrical Rosie is another reminder of Niebla’s exquisite guitar work.”The Guardian

“Poignantly poetic… and truly breathtaking” – Scotsman

 “Niebla is the king of Latin guitar, a world-class virtuoso.”  – Time Out

Posted on 27 June 2013 under General news

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