AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: September 1, 2010 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Thunderbird Cafe
Street: 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville
City/Town: Pittsburgh PA 15201
Website or Map: http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Manny Theiner
Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2010
The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo not only celebrate the tradition of guitar performance, but also as composers, they are a part of a movement in the states whose aim is to build the new repertoire for the next generation of guitar players. Steel string ten-finger-tapping guitar prodigy Andreas Kapsalis and nylon string classical guitarist Goran Ivanovic have fused their musical roots with modern, classical, world, jazz and beyond in this experimental duo. As they continue to create "buzz" throughout global music circles, these masterful musicians are also creating genres & styles yet to be named.
Jazziz Magazine said: "Kapsalis, a player possessed of exquisite grace and touch and...blinding speed, brandishes a steel-string acoustic throughout. Croatian native Ivanovic, a widely acknowledged virtuoso in his own right, sticks with a nylon-string classical model. The music these two young men make together defies simple classification. Roughly, what I hear are Balkan folk and classical elements mixed with variously colored strains of gypsy, jazz, pop, world and even rock styles. Whatever it is, it’s heady stuff that’s technically dazzling yet accessible."
Opening the show will be Colter Harper. Tickets are $10 from the Thunderbird site and $12 at the door. The upstairs club area will be non-smoking.