It's been a good week for Latin American harp in New York. First up, here's a recent, fantastic review for Edmar Castaneda in the Wall St Journal. The WSJ also points out that New Yorkers have two more opportunities to hear Edmar in November: at the Americas Society on the 19th and the 26th, as part of Carnegie Hall's Voices of Latin America Festival.
The Mexican-Paraguyan virtuoso Celso Duarte has also been in NYC, again performing for Carnegie Hall as part of the same festival. Celso has just been awarded a Latin Grammy for best folk music album, with the disc he's recently made with Lila Downs - Pecados y Milagros.
Congratulations to both these wonderful artists! We're very proud to have recently sent one of our electric llanera harps, a model developed for and together with Edmar, to Celso as well.
Celso Duarte with his Camac llanera