Gerard Edery - CANCELLED
Sunday, February 5, 2012, 8:00 pm THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED
February 05 8:00 pm

Gerard Edery EnsemblePlease see the Freight box office for refunds.

Classical guitarist extraordinaire and magnetic baritone singer, Gerard Edery presents the beautiful, deeply moving songs of Atahualpa Yupanqui, one of the most influential Argentine folk musicians and poets of the past century.

A musical folklorist with a remarkable range of styles at his command, Gerard sings in 15 languages and speaks fluently in four. Born in Casablanca of Sephardic Moroccan and Argentine descent, he grew up in Paris and New York City. Gerard has dedicated himself to re-energizing songs, stories, and melodies from Europe, the Middle East, and South America, and re-interpreting them for contemporary audiences. In tonight's program, he presents the sublime poetry of Yupanqui, revealing its beauty and cultural depth with reverent sensitivity. Says Gerard: "Yupanqui had been my musical hero and greatest inspiration since my teenage years. He would play songs of such beauty and deep emotion that it left you speechless. I feel blessed to have had this remarkable artist in my life to inspire and comfort me."

Composer, folklorist, and musician Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908-1992) created works of great cultural richness and emotional intensity, rooted in the classical, flamenco, and folkloric rhythms of his Argentina homeland. He toured extensively throughout Europe in the early 1950s, performing in Paris with Edith Piaf and other luminaries and influencing successive generations of musicians, including Mercedes Sosa and other nueva canción artists.

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