Archive for October, 2010
Matt Hinsley, the director of the Austin Classical Guitar Society, is kind of a whirlwind of advocacy for supporting guitar education in our public schools. He and the ACGS started in Austin and have now gone statewide and are beginning to go national. After meeting him at GFA in Austin this year I knew I wanted to hear more, so we arranged to talk on the phone about the future of guitar education and how to raise money and awareness in less than perfect economic times. Here’s the beginning of our conversation (the rest will be available as an article on the GSI site later this week):.
In May 1963, Voormann Klaus, a German of 25 fond of music and photography, was in Madrid, stopping in his journey back to Hamburg, where he lived.
He had spent several holidays in the family home that his parents owned in Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife) together with a German friend, Astrid Kirchherr, and three musicians from Liverpool that he had met 3 years earlier, in Hamburg. They were Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Voormann Klaus decided to buy a Spanish guitar. Therefore he went into the Ramírez Guitar shop located in Concepción Jerónima, 2.
Our friend Scott Morris has a new website for his guitar trio Line Forms Hear. Check them out at www.lineformshear.com.
Here’s a very young flamenco dancer who’s clearly doing in dance what the musicians have been doing for decades – borrowing a lot from Latin dance and Argentine tango to create something new. I’ll admit that while I’m no purist, I might not have given Selene Muñoz a first look if I’d just read a description like that, so I’m glad I saw the video first. Don’t worry – her flamenco chops are definitely there..