Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Celso Machado Performs at Brazilian Guitar Marathon in Toronto June 13

[Celso Machado]

Celso Machado (b. 1953) is an Afro-Brazilian guitarist and composer who is one of 52 artists profiled at AfriClassical.com. His own website is: http://www.CelsoMachado.com. On Saturday, June 13 he will perform at the Brazilian Guitar Marathon at 1:40 p.m. in a Toronto park.

The Riverdale Voice
Riverdale Co-operative Houses Newsletter
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
“Brazilian Guitar Marathon – Saturday, June 13 – Free
Lose yourself in Latin America -right here in Toronto - as the Duo Assad, Yamandú Costa, Luciana Souza featuring Romero Lubambo and other guitar masters take you on a day-long tour of their country's hottest sounds. From bossa nova and choro to the works of such classical composers as Heitor Villa-Lobos and Egberto Gismonti, the guitar has a rich and diverse history in Brazil. Our free outdoor fiesta features: Grammy Award winners Sérgio and Odair Assad, often hailed as the best classic guitar duo in the world; virtuoso Celso Machado, whose irresistible rhythms and inspired onstage lunacy enrapture adults and kids alike; a host of other stellar performers, including Badi Assad (sister of Sérgio and Odair) and Luciana Souza: Brazilian Duos, featuring Romero Lubambo and seven-string sensation Yamandú Costa making his Toronto debut. Location: Village of Yorkville Park (Bellair & Cumberland) - the music goes on all day!”

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