Wednesday, September 21, 2011

3 More YouTube videos of Celso Machado at London Classical Guitar Festival

[Celso Machado]

Celso Machado is an Afro-Brazilian composer and guitarist who is profiled at and has a website of his own, On September 19, 2011 AfriClassical posted: “YouTube: 'piece composed, conducted and danced by Celso Machado at...London Classical Guitar Festival.'”

At the London Classical Guitar Festival, Celso led an ensemble of 8 guitarists in a colorful performance of his composition Folguedo for 8 Guitars. Celso's wife Jessica Machado has replied to the post with several more enjoyable links, beginning with a 13-minute video of Folguedo for 8 Guitars as filmed from a different perspective. Included are 3 Waltzes of Antonio Lauro, La Gatica, Malabino, and El Torumo de Guarenas; “Celso's Bolinhos do Queijo and Sambalanco in duo with Morgan Szymanski”; as well as an orchestra of Mexican school children playing Celso Machado's Marchina do Carnaval:

“and little kids performing Celso's composition Marchina do Carnaval in Mexico”:

P.S. Keep your eyes peeled for a review from Classical Guitar Magazine for Celso's London concert at Bolivar Hall.

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