International Guitar Night returns to Philadelphia on Sunday, January 20, 2013. This year’s selection includes Solorazaf (Madagascar), Celso Machado (Brazil), Martin Taylor (UK), and Brian Gore (US). The concert will take place at Crossroads Music at 801 South 48th Street at 7:30 pm.
International Guitar Night (IGN), North America’s premier itinerant guitar festival, has featured some of the best performing guitar composers from around the world since 1995. Each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets and quartets that highlight the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar.
Since the beginning, audiences have cherished the friendly informal ambiance of the performances. Participants have relished the chance IGN affords to express reverence for one another, and to collaborate rather than compete with one another.
Tickets ($10-30) are available at at the door and online at www.crossroadsconcerts.org.
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.