23 de mayo de 2010


Mexican guitarist to Free Play in Ha Noi

HA NOI — Mexico, the land of tequila and mariachi bands, has offered the world another gift in virtuoso guitar player Paco Renteria.
Renteria will perform for the first time in Viet Nam on June 14 at the Ha Noi Opera House in celebration of the bicentennial anniversary of Mexican Independence and the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and Mexico.
The concert is also a gift from the Mexican Embassy to celebrate Ha Noi's 1,000th anniversary.
Renteria started playing guitar at the age of seven and graduated from music school by age 14.
The audience will enjoy explosive Latino passion combined with sensual guitar playing in a new style created by Renteria and appropriately named, Free Play.
With roots in gypsy flamenco, Afrikaans, oriental and progressive jazz rhythms, Free Play is a new sound and rhythm which takes the listener through various stages of sensuality and bliss.
Renteria will perform with eight instrumentalists to combine the sounds of his guitar with drums, violins, flutes and trumpets.
With the release of his new albumTalisman, Renteria has organised a 2010 World Tour. His musical journey will last until 2011, taking him to places across the globe such as Chile, Australia, France, the US and Viet Nam.
Last February, he was appointed Ambassador of Mexican Music by President Felipe Calderon.
Renteria will play in Ha Noi after performances at the Hue Festival from June 7-11