As part of the 7th International Guitar Festival in Lagoa, the performances of “Miguel Amaral & Yuri Reis” and “Jesús Guerrero Cuarteto” will take place today, on September 27th. It takes place at 5:30 pm, in the Sitio das Fontes Municipal Park, in Estômbar, tickets cost € 8 (20% discount on presentation of the Cultural Passport, Lagoa Social Card or Rota do Petisco 2020) and can also be purchased at the event site from 16:30.
Miguel Amaral – Portuguese guitar – and Yuri Reis – 7-string guitar – are both musicians living in Porto and from friendship and musical complicity, the first CD together “Saudade” is born made of Choros, Valsas and Guitarradas that form one musical country . Thus a song appears that seems to have been born in the same cradle. It portrays 500 years of history and a deep affinity. Like the words, the notes were also written in the same language. Miguel Amaral and Yuri Reis merge Portuguese and Brazilian repertoire on this new and first CD together. The “Saudade” repertoire includes classic themes for Portuguese guitar and other emblematic seven-string guitar and three original themes “Fado Barroco” by Mário Laginha, “Três Marias” by João Camarero, and “Caprichosa” by Pedro Amorim . “Saudade” unites like that, universes that are not so far after all. The result, besides being virtuous, is beautiful, touching and makes a perfect synthesis of the permanent “Saudade” between Brazil and Portugal!
Jesús Guerrero was born in 1985, in San Fernando (Cádiz), Spain. He started playing the guitar at the age of eleven, under the tutorship of master José Luis Balao. Jesús's natural virtuosity with the instrument and his musical creativity led him to be one of the most sought after figures in current flamenco music, performing with his trio; in a duet with the great singer Alba Carmona; or helping many singers, including Nina Pastori and Miguel Poveda, with their records and live shows. In 2016, he released "Calma", his first solo album, truly demonstrating his musical versatility. A restless and artistically versatile spirit, Jesús Guerrero is one of the most talented guitarists in the current flamenco music scene.
All information about the 7th International Guitar Festival of Lagoa can be consulted online. The show takes place in compliance with all safety and hygiene standards, in an open air space, even if delimited, according to DGS rules and contingency plans created for that purpose.