Photo by Victor Garza
According to their Website, Las Guitarras de España (The Guitars of Spain) is a "world music" ensemble with a "Spanish guitar twist." Based in Chicago, the group "performs a fusion of Cuban son, rumba, R&B, Latin-jazz, blues and African percussion with an underlying flamenco music and dance focus."
They have released several albums on the (now defunct) Sweet Pickle Music, including Ida y Vuelta (2002), Un Respiro Por El Mundo (2004) and Cuatro Por Arriba (2007), and appeared on WGN TV and WTTW Chicago.
Las Guitarras de España will be at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave in Evanston, on Friday, December 10th to debut some new work from the upcoming CD Tantas Cosas. Joining Las Guitarras regulars Patty Ortega (vocals), Carlo Basile (guitar) and Wendy Clinard (flamenco dancer) will be Kinan Abou-afach (cello), Steve Gibons (violin), Colin Bunn (guitar) and Satya (vocals). The Avanti Guitar Trio will begin the program at 8PM.