Las Guitarras de España (with guests Ian Maksin and Wendy Clinard)
Flamenco Fusion and Old School Latin Music come together with the return Las Guitarras de España to Mayne Stage with very special guests, Los Hombres Perdidos.
Las Guitarras de España returns to Mayne Stage after performances at SXSW and other major festivals in support of the critically acclaimed release,Tantas Cosas. Joining Las Guitarras will be the outstanding Russian cellist, Ian Maksin and acclaimed flamenco dancer, Wendy clinard.
"This is flamenco music, sort of — its roots are in the classic, guitar-driven sound, but Las Guitarras add jazz, rock, blues and everything else into the pot. The result is brilliant." Chicago Tribune (7-6-2012)
Los Hombres Perdidos is the brainchild of guitarist Colin Bunn (Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire, Mike Reed's Treehouse Project, Las Guitarras de España) who has enlisted some of Chicago’s indie rock royalty to perform traditional and original latin music with some modern zing. What you see are gringos singing in Spanish but what you hear is some of the most artful, eclectic dance music this side of the border. The music is inspired by latin music traditions that span the Americas - Mexican descargas flavored with Cuban son served with a side of Spaghetti westerns. If you want to hear modern latin dance music - salsa, merengue, or cumbia, etc. - look elsewhere. Los Hombres Perdidos play old-school latin music for the discriminating masses.