Renesito Avich & Friends – A Tribute to Compay Segundo
|Date:||February 9, 2019|
|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
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.