Edmar Castaneda Quartet with Special Guest Gregoire Maret
April 15, at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$25 - $40
Harp vs. Harp is an exciting duo featuring the unusual combination of harp and harmonica. Since his move to the United States in 1994, Edmar Castaneda has quite literally taken the world stage by storm with the sheer force of his virtuosic command of the harp—revolutionizing the way audiences and critics alike consider an instrument commonly relegated to the “unusual category.” At the same time, Gregoire Maret is one of the most sought after harmonica players in the world, often compared to legends Toots Thielemans and Stevie Wonder, he has been asked to play with an incredible number of famous musicians including Youssn’Dour, Me’ Shell Ndegeocello, Pete Seeger, David Sanborn, and George Benson. The interplay between Edmar and Gregoire on Harp vs. Harp is nearly telepathic. Edmar’s Columbian roots combined with Gregoire’s Afro-Swiss classic training makes for a totally exciting set of music!
“Mr. Castaneda was the picture of effervescent profusion.” NY Times
“Grégoire Maret, Afro-Swiss harmonica virtuoso.” NPR Music