Thursday, December 9, 2010

Celso Machado Photographed at Penang Island Jazz Festival by Wong Horng Yih

[Celso Machado – Penang Island Jazz Festival (Copyright 2010 Wong Horng Yih)]

AfriClassical posted several stories in advance of a trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by the Afro-Brazilian classical guitarist and composer Celso Machado. His website is A Celso Machado page is found at as well.Among his performance venues in Malaysia was the 7th Annual Penang Island Jazz Festival, where the above photo was taken by Wong Horng Yih. A posting identifies Main Stage performers at the Festival, which had a total of 300 performers:

“Keeping in line with past editions, the performers for the main stage programme this year are a mixture of local Malaysian and International acts. They are Penang Philharmonic featuring Ray Rozells and James Boyle, Celso Machado (Brazil), SC Yun Trio (South Korea), Electric Barbarian (Netherlands / USA / Brazil), Stouxingers (Germany), Carefree (Malaysia), Roger Wang Trio (Malaysia), Boi Akih (Netherlands), Rain Sultanov Quartet (Azerbaijan), PELbO (Norway), Tommy Emmanuel (Australia) and ZHAN (Malaysia / Japan / Australia).

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