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New Meetup: Rodrigo y Gabriela

From: XYZ
Sent on: Friday, October 16, 2009 12:32 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The London World Music Meetup!

What: Rodrigo y Gabriela

When: November 23,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Hammersmith Apollo
Queen Caroline St
London

Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero are two fast-fingered, Dublin-based Mexicans with a unique sound created on acoustic guitars. Their music is difficult to define, straddling both world and rock and often imbued with timeless Hispano ? classical influences. The fire in it comes from their life-long passion for metal music. In spring 2006, ?Rodrigo y Gabriela,? beat both the Arctic Monkeys AND Johnny Cash to number one in the Irish charts. Both the artists and their third self?titled album have gone on to enjoy international success since its initial release in early 2006.

Rodrigo is a deft finger-picker who can move from raging speed to sensual soul in the space of a fret, while Gabriela employs fast, rhythmic techniques. Her percussionist?s thrashing of strings and drumming of the instrument?s body inevitably raises comparisons with the flamenco style of rumba, but the band specifically denies a flamenco influence. The duo?s repertoire flies beyond familiar Latin folk guitarists? styles because of the metal connection: their reworkings of Led Zeppelin?s ?Stairway to Heaven? and Metallica?s ?Orion? are musts, and the presence on ?Ixtapa? of the fiery Hungarian gypsy violinist Roby Lakatos is inspirational.

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Tickets (?20 + booking fee):
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F0042D9A1FA2C33
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=schedule&venue=kokovenue&month=8&day=2&year=109&interface=koko

Info:
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rodrigo y Gabriela?s Biography
Rodrigo y Gabriela on MySpace Music

Venue:
http://www.koko.uk.com/content.php?page=3

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/worldmusicmeetup/calendar/11640423/

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