African Guitar Heros - Richard Haslop
Company: Hilton Arts Festival
THIS IS A FREE EVENT AND IS NOT TICKETED
Go directly to the Fleur-de-Lys Club and join the queue. Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
As the guitar spread its influence across the world, its heroes, initially mainly European and American, began to emerge from an impressively wide variety of locations and a bewildering array of styles. As we will demonstrate,
Africa has produced its fair share, whether their vehicle has been Congolese rumba, Zimbabwean chimurenga, Ghanaian and Nigerian highlife, South African maskanda and mbaqanga, the irresistible folk styles of Madagascar, the ancient proto-blues of the West African griots or the rolling desert rhythms of the electric Tuareg ishumar.