Thursday, August 12, 2010

flamenco-metal fusion : rodrigo y gabriela at edgefield

Take one part heavy metal and mix with two parts classical Spanish guitars and you’ve got a recipe for the world’s most stunning uproar of flamenco-metal fusion: Rodrigo y Gabriela.

The Mexican duo last visited Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in October but they’re back, bringing their fast-paced, rhythmically vibrant, acoustic sound to McMenamins Edgefield on Saturday, August 14th. Best-selling Aussie singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd, newly backed by Tio and Andile under the new group Xavier Rudd & Izintaba, opens.

After more than 15 years of playing together, Rodrigo y Gabriela’s live performances are unparalleled. The pair exudes an intense energy that will make your heart race in tune with Gabriela’s lightning fingers on rhythm guitar.

Each dexterous strum of Rodrigo’s lead guitar sends a barrage of tonal messages as a powerful musical bond between the two musicians unfolds before you eyes. You will feel synapses sparking as increasingly complex arrangements and sheer speed awe you. Mouth agape in a crooked grin, you will be enchanted by the ease at which they play.

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