Renesito Avich & Friends – A Tribute to Compay Segundo

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center [Sarasota]

Event info
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
Address: 525 Kumquat Court Sarasota

· February 9
· 8 pm

· $18 advance/$22 day of show

· Chef Richard@The Kumquat Kitchen

· Fogartyville
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236

Legendary Cuban guitarist Compay Segundo was born in 1907; collaborating with the likes of Sindo Garay, Miguel Matamoros and Benny Moré, he emerged as one of the most respected musicians of the pre-revolution era, and in the late ’20s invented the armónico, a guitar customized with a double third string to fuse the tonal qualities of the traditional Cuban tres guitar and its Spanish counterpart.

Award-winning Cuban Tres player Renesito Avich and a select group of musicians will pay tribute to Compay Segundo with this show.  Avich, 27, plays with intensity and energy—and virtuosity, a tribute to his education, first at a conservatory in his native Santiago de Cuba and later at the University of the Arts Havana, where he became a professor of music. Before Avich moved to Sarasota, he played the guitar for three years with the famed 17-member salsa band, Elito Revé y su Charangón. The big-band ensemble toured all over Europe and South America.

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