Guitarist Julia Lange

Guitarist Julia Lange
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It’s time to strum, hum and sing alongside!

This version of the Global Guitar Gita will see a bunch of worldwide artistes resembling Julia Lange, Antoine Boyer, Samuelito and Yeore Kim amongst others, that includes a variety of kinds from classical and gypsy jazz to flamenco and funk.

According to Kirtana Kumar, co-founder of Global Guitar Gita, the theme of the fest has at all times been the guitar and the way in which folks from completely different cultures have tailored it to their modes of expression. “Konarak Reddy began this pageant virtually 25 years in the past and it was known as Word Guitar Night then. In the previous, he has invited artistes from Hungary, Japan and Canada to get away from a slim concept of guitar taking part in.”

His purpose was to supply a platform for native audiences and guitarists to take pleasure in and be impressed by the various prospects of the instrument, says Kirtana, including, “He needs to encourage artistes to inform their very own tales by their taking part in and compositions.”

Konarak has lengthy been an admirer of Antoine Boyer, a gypsy jazz knowledgeable, who has typically performed duets with Samuelito, a flamenco guitarist from France. Harmonica participant Yeore Kim and guitarist Julia Lange from Germany who specialises in classical, metal string and funk stylings, are additionally part of this 12 months’s version of Global Guitar Gita.

Guitarist Samuelito

Guitarist Samuelito
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Special Arrangement

“The All India Fingerstyle competitors was created by Konarak to encourage younger Indian guitarists and provide them a platform to be heard. The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan has lengthy been a staunch supporter of the occasion and the finals this 12 months happen at Infinite Souls Farm on December 4,” says Kirtana, including that Dream Guitars in North Carolina, USA, at all times donates a Luthier-made guitar to the winner. This 12 months, there are six guitarists from across the nation in the finals.

The three-day occasion contains workshops, retreats, concert events and a ringside view of the Global Guitar Gita competitors finals. Global Guitar Gita Concerts at Windmills Craftworks December 2 and three; workshop at Max Mueller Bhavan December 3; Global Guitar Gita Festival at Infinite Souls Farm, December 4. For extra particulars go surfing to www.guitargita.com or name 91 9845011782 between 10am and 2pm.

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