Sun Sep 16 2018

7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Saint Rocke

142 Pacific Coast Highway Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

$25.00

Ages 21+

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Strunz & Farah, Ayline Artin

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  • Strunz & Farah

    Strunz & Farah

    Flamenco

    Performing together since 1979, Strunz & Farah are the innovators of an entirely new expression for the acoustic guitar. Well ahead of their time they created an original style that now is widely influential. Originally from Costa Rica and Iran respectively, Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah have brought the musical influences of their native lands into their highly virtuosic, rhythmic, and improvisation-rich original instrumental compositions, inspiring fans and many guitarists worldwide. Their meeting in 1979 in Los Angeles, where they are still based, marked the first time that Latin American and Middle Eastern music, along with other important elements, came together on the guitar. They remain the undisputed masters of the style they created.

    Jorge Strunz was born in Costa Rica. Given his first (three-quarter size) guitar at age 6, he grew up also in Colombia, Mexico, Spain, England, Canada, and the United States, studying and playing flamenco and classical guitar. He performed flamenco guitar professionally as a teenager, accompanying Spanish dancers and singers. He later also played electric guitar in numerous rock bands. He then turned to jazz and jazz fusion, and then focused on his own Latin American roots, Caribbean and Latin folk music. Strunz developed an original, lyrical style, and a way of playing guitar that is his own synthesis of hand techniques from flamenco, Latin folk and classical guitar combined with state-of-the art virtuoso linear plectrum playing. In 1994 and in 1998, Strunz received two Presidential awards from the government of Costa Rica for his cultural contributions.

    Ardeshir Farah was born in Tehran, Iran. While still a teenager, he moved to England for schooling. He played guitar since childhood, focusing on popular music and improvisation. He has performed and recorded extensively with many of the top expatriate Persian singers and musicians in the US who fled Iran after the Revolution. Farah was the first to use Middle Eastern inflections in a contemporary guitar setting. His distinctive touch has a unique exoticism.

    The travels of his diplomat father brought Strunz to the United States, where he studied languages and linguistics at Georgetown University while playing music professionally at the same time, while Farah arrived as a student of architecture at USC, also playing professionally on the side. Farah chanced to see Strunz perform with his jazz-fusion group Caldera (4 albums on Capitol), and was very impressed by the music. Shortly afterwards, when the two guitarists met through a mutual friend, it was readily apparent that their individual styles had a natural affinity, and that their musical goals were similar, notwithstanding their different backgrounds.

    They prepared a repertoire, began performing, and recorded their first project, Mosaico in 1980 (self-produced). Although record companies at that time were not ready for this new music, Los Angeles jazz radio embraced it and world/jazz industry pioneer Richard Bock got the duo signed to the prestigious jazz label Milestone for whom they recorded their revolutionary albums Frontera, 1983 and Guitarras, 1984. These records defined world music on guitar years before the “world music” category existed.

    Since 1980, they have made 20 albums, 15 of which are studio recordings, including their very popular titles Primal Magic (1990), which topped the Billboard World Music charts, and the Grammy-nominated Américas (1992), and Heat of the Sun (on the top 10 Billboard World Music chart). Their latest recording is Moods and Visions (April 2014), celebrating 35 years of highly successful collaboration, continuing and evolving the duo’s original synthesis of multi-cultural elements into a flowing, melodic and rhythmic acoustic guitar style of the highest virtuosity.

    In their performances and recordings (which have sold about a million and a half), one can savor the fruits of one of the most unique yet enduring and harmonious musical collaborations in the world of the guitar.

  • Ayline Artin

    Ayline Artin

    Singer-Songwriter

    “The Enchantress” “The voice of an angel” “Captivating and sexy” “Brought me to tears” 

    What audiences are saying when experiencing the sultry and soulful voice of Armenian singer/songwriter Ayline Artin. A multi-talented performer who can command a stage whether she’s on her own with a piano or guitar, or accompanied by a full band, Ayline is an emerging force in the world of female performers. 

    Drawing inspiration from other female powerhouse vocalists that include P!nk, Stevie Nicks, Melissa Etheridge, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin, Ayline embodies pure passion and unfettered determination for creating raw, honest music. Ayline’s warm, yet powerful voice shines with emotional range, solidifying her appeal as both a dynamic songstress and compelling songwriter.

    Born in Africa, Ayline came to the US at the age of one and grew up in Canoga Park, California. Her love of music began early when she started playing piano at six years old. It wasn’t until years later that Ayline received her first Taylor Guitar — a gift from her wife and enthusiastic supporter — and taught herself to play. Committing to her passion for music, Ayline subsequently took up songwriting, built a devoted fan base and has performed at numerous iconic venues around Los Angeles including The Troubadour, The El Rey Theater, The Roxy and The Hotel Cafe. 

    Currently in the studio recording her debut LP — due out in 2018 — Ayline’s collection of 10 original songs will showcase musical genres from edgy rock to pop to country and blues. “This album is really a tribute to my wife who illuminates my world. While there are a couple of songs about past personal sadness, most of the songs I wrote come from a place of love and respect, with some sexy thrown in!”

    For the past several years, Ayline has championed raising awareness for genocide prevention and orphans in Armenia by performing at the Silence the Lies, Rock the Truth and Feeding the Need concerts. A living inspiration to her own young daughters, Ayline — affectionately known as a rock ’n’ roll mom — resides in Redondo Beach with her wife and kids.

     

Strunz & Farah, Ayline Artin

Sun Sep 16 2018 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Saint Rocke Hermosa Beach CA
Strunz & Farah, Ayline Artin
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$25.00 Ages 21+

This is a General Admission ticket and does not guarantee seating. For table upgrades please call 310.372.0035