Castilians fiddler and guitarist, Blanca Altable and Jesús Enrique "Chuchi" are founders of this young and up and coming band, Blanca Altable & Chuchi. They have managed to be recognized in the Spanish Folk Scene in a very short time, having been awarded with the National Spanish prize INJUVE 2010 (National Prize to the Musical Creation) and are semifinalists of the known folk prize V Escenario Prau. They have also been chosen lately to represent Spain at Svetozar Stracina Grand Prix, Bratislava (Slovakia).
Musically influenced by American folk, Scottish, Galician and Breton music and a very wide list of European influences but they are always faithful and linked to their roots and Castilian origins and they have managed to revive the Castilian tradition and be listened by an extended public thanks to their vision, freshness and new point of view. _________________________________________________________________________________________
Spanish Music Workshop Time: 4 - 5pm Registration: $10
Explore the unknown melodies of Castile, the largest province in Spain, and its rhythms: jota, rueda, habas, seguidillaswe will see how, from traditional instruments like the dulzaina and tambourine, these rhythms and melodies can be adapted for the fiddle and guitar. Come and take a musical journey with us through the Castilian countryside with our instruments!
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts (View)
7 North Main Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530