Famous Mexican guitarist to perform in Hanoi

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A solo performance by Paco Renteria, one of the most successful Mexican guitarists, will be held at the Ha Noi Opera House on September 25.

 

The guitarist will play his own compositions for local audiences including Mariachi Dance, the Legend of Zorro, and Soul of Vietnam.

 

With roots in gypsy flamenco, african, oriental and progressive jazz rhythms, Renteria started playing the guitar at age seven, and graduated from the Music School by age 14.

 

At age 22, the guitar prodigy interpreted The Aranjuez Concert with the Philarmonic Orchestra of Guadalajara; a concert recognized by its major technical difficulty.

 

His original composition, El Mariachi, was the main theme for the movie Desperado, with lyrics added and performed by Los Lobos and Antonio Banderas. Renteria was a 2002 Grammy Latino nominee, in the New Age genre, for his album Oceano.

 

Also, Steven Spielberg's studio selected Renteria for composing and performing the promotional soundtrack used in Mexico for the movie, The Legend of Zorro.

 

Prior to the show tonight, Renteria performed in Viet Bac Art and Culture College in Thai Nguyen City on September 23 as part of his visit to the country from September 22-27.

 

The Star Square Cultural Foundation name the artist "The Excellent Mexican Guitarist of Contemporary Arts". Renteria will also meet the Vietnam National Academy of Music's students on September 26.

 

Hanoi Opera House is located on 1 Trang Tien Street.

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