As part of the 2012-2013 concert series, Grand Canyon Guitar Society proudly presents Celso Machado in Concert. The concert will take place at 7:00pm on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Coconino Center for the Arts.
Virtuoso Brazilian guitarist, percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Celso Machado transports his audiences through the richness and diversity of Brazilian music and beyond. For forty years Celso Machado has been performing on concert stages throughout Brazil, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, and the United States. Considered one of the most versatile and exciting musician/composers of Brazilian music today; his guitar technique is but one of his passions; his gift for making music out of anything and everything around us is his mission in life.
Brazilian music has arisen out of various blends of Classical European, African, Portuguese and Indigenous influences. There is less division in Brazilian music between classical and jazz, jazz and folk. While Celso’s music is rooted in Brazilian rhythmic and melodic styles, it also reflects his incurable fascination with other world music traditions. He finds similarities between the music of southern Italy and northeast Brazil, the Egyptian Maqsoum and the Brazilian Baião rhythm, the Moroccan Gnawa rhythm and Afoxé and Samba. Celso incorporates these influences into his own sound; his own unique contribution to the ongoing evolution of Brazilian music.
Tickets for individual shows are $18 in advance, $20 day of show. A choose your own three-concert pass can be purchased for $49, and a six-concert pass can be purchased for $99. To avoid an online ticketing fee, tickets may also be purchased at the Coconino Center for the Arts or by dialing (928) 779-2300.