That's Not a Ukulele
Why, it's something even smaller that that. Perhaps the timple, a diminutive five-string acoustic instrument played brilliantly by the likes of Germán López is capable of generating succulent yet legitimate sounds more twee-sounding than anything currently residing in the instrument armory of many manic pixie girls or Hawaiian surf lord wannabees. To know the true answer to that question, you must go see the concert to be performed by López on Sunday, March 10 at 7:30pm at the Outpost Performance Space. It's a kind of island music that is going to come out that night, gritty with the foot-stomping exhortations of flamenco mixed brightly with the rhythmic delicacies of West Africa. For this gig, López is jamming with guitarist Antonio Toledo, a Spaniard that digs jazz and Brazilian music. For just $22 in advance or $27 the day of the show, all-ages pass through the gates of eden and into string heaven. (August March)
Sunday March 10, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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López touches audiences with original instrumental music from the Canary Islands.
Brilliant young star of the "timple," a diminutive 5-stringed instrument intrinsic to music of the Canary Islands, Germán López touches audiences with original instrumental music from the Canary Islands. López harnesses the grit of Spanish flamenco, the structure of West African rhythms, the flourishing spirit of jazz, and an innovative 21st century approach to performing "island music." López's music has been praised for "entrancing" performances of "delicately rippling notes" (Huffington Post), notes that flow from musical traditions uniting Spain, Africa, and the New World.