Popular local band Luna Rumba’s success last season was unprecedented, and they have a loyal following of fans from all over the Banderas Bay area. Several members of the original group have branched off to create an entirely new musical experience entitled, “DUENDE”.
What is Duende? It is described as “A mysterious force that everyone feels but no one can explain.” The poet said, “The Duende is not in the throat, the Duende surges up, from inside – from the soles of one’s feet”. Musical ideas begin to coalesce into a structure that evolves, takes shape and then comes to life!
Geo Uhrich, Luis Rascon and Lilly Alcantara, set out a clear mantra by focusing their energies into creating merged melodies, interesting fusions, and a touch of classic masterpieces with new tones and rhythms. A total of eight instruments, blending the thousand year-old sound of a Duduk and gut-string guitar with modern day classics, including the musical genres of Pop/Classical, Gypsy Rumba/Celtic, Rockin’ Beethoven, R&B/Reggae, and Folk/Bossa.
There’s always something a bit different and unique, and surprises are just around the corner. Can two multi-instrumentalists and a folkloric dancer combine their talents and creativity with new musical technologies to create something both amazing and beautiful? The answer is yes, through “DUENDE”.
The Spirit of Creativity, Duende is made possible by new technology. All the music is professionally scored (written) in multi-instrumental parts and incorporates all the instruments that Luis and Geo play: Nylon Guitar, 5 String Electric Violin, 5 String Electric Cello, Cello, Keyboards, Electric Guitar, Flute, Duduk and Percussion. These are not “backing tracks”. Everything but the drums is played live with the entertaining use of this new technology. The melodies you love with a presentation that’s amazing! The secret is the use of “Loopers”, which we are bringing to a new level in live performance. That, plus the fact that Duende uses custom instruments that have a wider and more expressive palette of notes and sounds.
DUENDE provides the opportunity to connect with all kinds of people and give audiences new ways to think about the music we all love. To imagine, create and arrange this effort has been a beautiful gift that needs to be shared with all people who love music! After all, music is the language of the soul, and Duende is the soul of the music.
A Luna Rumba Production
This event is fully booked.