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Event Archive - Strunz and Farah, Tambura Rasa

Fri. March 3rd 2006 The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors)
9 - 1
Presented by: Tambura Rasa
"Strunz & Farah have distinguished themselves as two of the planet's most gifted acoustic guitarists. With their incendiary blend of flamenco color, driving Afro-Latin rhythms, and dazzling nylon string virtuosity...Strunz & Farah are spectacular live. For guitar lovers, the experience can be downright apocalyptic."
- Guitar Player Magazine

After a ten-year absence, the planet's most astonishing guitar duo is coming back to town! On Friday March 3, Strunz and Farah will be taking their audience on a musical journey to the worlds of Latin America and the Middle East with their new intimate, yet dynamic sound.
In their 24 years of performing together, Strunz & Farah have created an entirely new expression for the acoustic guitar. From Costa Rica and Iran respectively, Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah have brought the cultural richness of their native lands to their original compositions. Their virtuosity, complex rhythms and on-the-spot improvisations have profoundly influenced guitarists all over the world.
Strunz and Farah’s latest CD "Desert Guitars" is a compilation of Middle Eastern-influenced compositions highlighting material that reflects their long partnership together. On March 21, 2006 the duo will be releasing a new CD called "Jungle Guitars", a colorful compilation of pieces inspired by neotropical rainforests and landscapes.
Strunz and Farah will also be doing a free Long & McQuade guitar seminar the night before the show on Thursday March 2, at 7 p.m. at Mason's Building (2301 Granville St.). Sign up is recommended: e-mail or call 604-734-4886 beginning in February.

Video footage of Strunz and Farah and much more information are available at .

Opening act Tambura Rasa is a local, quickly rising world-fusion ensemble that has been playing to sold out crowds in Vancouver in the past two years. They will be warming up the audience with their energetic and innovative Latin, Indian and Balkan fusion sound.


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Tambura Rasa

Packed with fiery Spanish guitar, fully orchestrated Baladi Gypsy string section, burning Afro-Latin percussion and sensual Flamenco and Belly dancers, Tambura Rasa inspire to raise the roof and light-up skies of any concert grounds they land on. Electrifying Flamenco and Gypsy-Jazz Fusion mixed with Balkan and Sharqui Beats This act is a bu... more info
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