9 de octubre de 2011

Paco Rentería, great mexican guitarist

Paco Rentería, great mexican guitarist
NCPASept/20/2011【Text: A  A  A 】

Mexican guitarist Paco Renteria and his band present a live concert at Multi-functional Theatre.
Photo by Gao Shang / chncpa.org 
Mexican guitar is one of the most representative Mexican musical instruments, its dazzling performance skills and passionate melodies can perfectly present romantic and wild feelings of the Latin nation. The Department of Arts Exchange of the National Centre  for the Performing Arts (NCPA), together with the Mexican Embassy in China, invited the famous Mexican guitarist (also composer) Paco Renteria and his band to hold the World Music Series No. 30 "Fascinating Mexico – Concert of Guitarist Paco Renteria" in the Arts Library and the Multi-functional Theatre in the evening of September 16, 2011 and in the afternoon of September 17, 2011.
From the same Mexican region that gave birth to master guitar player Carlos Santana, Jalisco, the land of Tequila and Mariachi shakes and trembles again to gives us another gift, the virtuoso guitar player Paco Renteria. An explosive latino passion combined with a sensual guitar playing in a new style created by Paco Renteria and properly named, Free Play.
With roots in gypsy flamenco, Afrikaans, oriental and progressive jazz rhythms, Free Play style melts them, liquefies them, resulting in a new sound, a new rhythm, which takes the listener through stages of sensuality and bliss. For the past seven years, this new musical style has taken Paco to over 2,500 presentations, having played for the masses, abroad, national television, state governors, ambassadors, and kings.
Among others, he has performed hand in hand with artists such as Carlos Santana and Luciano Pavarotti. In addition, Steven Spielberg's studio selected him for composing and performing the promotional soundtrack used in Mexico for the movie, The Legend of Zorro. Last February, he was appointed Ambassador of Mexican Music by President Felipe Calderon, especially for the Celebration of the Bicentenary of Mexican Independence and Centenary of Mexican Revolution. 

Paco Renteria and his band interact with the audience by their dynamic rhythms, assertive bodies and wild personalities.
Photo by Gao Shang / chncpa.org 
In the performance of September 17, Paco Renteria and his band interacted with the audience by their dynamic rhythms, assertive bodies and wild personalities, and conquered them with consummate skills and attractive melodies, bringing the unique improvisational performance style to them. With the assistance of other four band men, Paco Renteria presented a perfect interpretation on Latin music, Spanish flamenco dance music, oriental music, African music and jazz music by combining them with his classical guitar.   
Mr. Jorge Guajardo (Mexican Ambassador to China) and his wife attended the concert. After the concert, he expressed his sincere thanks for NCPA's support and efforts in Sino-Mexican cultural exchange, hoping more Mexican artists will bring wonderful Latin-style performances for the Chinese audience through the stage of NCPA every year in the future. 
Keywords: World Music Series, Mexico, guitar
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