Friday, January 25, 2008

Celso Machado, Afro-Brazilian Classical Guitarist Born Jan. 27, 1953

Two days before his birthday, Celso Machado can be heard today, Jan 25, 2008, 8:00 PM at the Celebrity Series of Boston, Sanders Theater, Boston. He will play two concerts on his birthday and three more from Jan. 31-Feb. 5, 2008. See the schedule below.

Celso Machado is an Afro-Brazilian composer, guitarist, lyricist and singer. The works he writes and performs are played by guitarists in both classical and world music genres. He was born in Ribeiro Preto, Brazil on January 27, 1953. At age seven he began performing in street bands. Machado first performed in Canada in 1986; he moved there in 1989. His many CDs consist of music composed by himself and others. His recordings, compositions and awards are listed at his Web site:

Celso Machado is profiled at

Jan 27, 2008, 2:00 PM Guitar Marathon Performance, New York Guitar Festival, New York, NY
Jan 27, 2008, 8:00 PM 92 St. Y, Tisch Centre for the Arts, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York, NY
Jan 31, 2008, 8:00 PM Northwestern University, Pick-Staiger Hall, Evanston, IL
Feb. 1, 2008, 8:00 PM University Musical Society, Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 5, 2008, 7:30 PM University of Central Arkansas, Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall Conway, AR

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