(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Granada, Spain – Cuban musician Martin Tamayo won second prize at the 20th International Andres Segovia Classic Guitar Contest, sharing it with his Bosnian colleague Alen Garagic, in a contest that concluded with a non-awarded first prize. Twenty six guitar players from 14 countries competed for the prize in La Herradura, in southern Spain, which became the adoptive homeland of the famous guitar player. This was the seventh time they do not award the first prize of the contest that was named after the most important classical guitar player of the 20th Century, who proved the Spanish guitar’s worth at a time when it was underestimated and limited to the gypsy world.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.