JORGE GUSTAVO RODRIGUEZ is a concert charango player from Columbia who has represented his country in international competitions around the world. Classical training on guitar at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cauca-Colombia, led Mr. Rodriguez to what would become his main instrument, the charango, in 1989. The charango is a small Andean stringed instrument of the lute family, which probably originated in the Quechua and Aymara populations and emerged as a fusion of western string instruments and indigenous sounds. This concert will feature Mr. Rodriguez performing compositions for solo charango.
In the year 2013 Mr. Rodriguez created the project “Gustavo y Su Charango,” (Gustavo and his Charango) accompanied by Harold Giovanni Rodríguez and Iván España, with whom he represented Columbia as a Concert Performer in the 10th International Charangos of The World Festival in Loja, Ecuador in October of 2014. Gustavo is a prolific recording artist and he currently directs the performance group, “Sentimiento and Pueblo.” In April 2015 he represented Columbia in the 11th International Charangos of The World Festival in Rosario-Argentina and in August 2015 he participated as the concert performer in the Second International Gathering of Charango in Cusco, Peru.
Tickets are $15 online / $20 at the door