Muriel Anderson and Tierra Negra July 20 “New World Flamenco”

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A bright, vivacious celebration of life through song… New World Flamenco is a guitar masterwork, the essence of what a collaboration should be, when two parts come to be greater than the whole.,, making what was credible alone, remarkable together. A truly wonderful listen from start to finish!” Jazz Review

Guitarist / harp-guitarist MURIEL ANDERSON is the first woman to have won the Natio­nal Fingerstyle Guitar Championship.  An engaging performer, her obvious joy of music and facility across musical genres is revered by guitarists and audiences worldwide.  She is host of the renowned ­Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night­® and is founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity. Her “Heartstrings” recording accompanied the astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery.

 Celebrating her depth as a guitarist, composer, and vocalist, Muriel Anderson has released 15 CDs, nine videos/DVDs published by Truefire, Mel Bay and Homespun, and guitar books published by Hal LeonardMel Bay, and Zen-On Japan. Her compositions include commissioned classical works for the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and Vox Caelestis Women’s Choir, as well as songs which have appeared as title tracks for three albums by various artists. Muriel Anderson is a member of the advisory board for Mel Bay Publications.

Muriel Anderson was a headlining act for Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival in 2002 and is looking forward to renewing old friendships and making new ones here in Seldovia.

Tierra Negra (Leo Henrichs and Raughi Ebert) is Germany’s leading guitar duo. They honed their highly-recognizable Rumba-Flamenco music in Camargue, a gypsy area in the south of France, creating a style with surprising depth, passion, and cultural uniqueness.  They have toured extensively and their music has been featured on countless international compilations and films.  Their new music together with Muriel Anderson’s Americana-Bluegrass influence has been coined “New World Flamenco.”

Muriel Anderson and Tierra Negra will have a public performance beginning at 7:30 in the school commons.  They will also be holding a guitar workshop for those interested in learning from master guitarists.

Performance Costs will be $15.00  for the evening  beginning at 8:00

Workshop will be at 7:00

This performance is partly sponsored by a grant from WESTAF TourWest  and a grant from Alaska State Council on the Arts.

What a wonderful event!!!! The show was delightful and the workshop inspiring!!! Thanks to all the volunteers who made this event go so smoothly.. Rebecca Lambourne coordinator:  Tobben and Tania Spurkland, Susan Mumma for housing and the Seldovia Arts Council Board,  members and volunteers who make it happen.. setting up the stage,   Sadi Synn on sound, potluck dinner contributions  and the hands that helped  with everything…    Local performance  photos  by Rebecca Lambourne and Darlene Crawford

Leo Henrichs, Muriel Anderson and Raughi Ebert. Thank you !  Special Thanks  to Susan B. English School for providing performance space.

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