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Spanish Guitar

Martin Guitars at the Metropolitan

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin is not only about the works of art, beauty and music that this 19th century Viennese immigrant and artisan created. It's also the story of how he changed the trajectory of handmade guitars in America.

Afghan Rabab Comfort Child of the Moon

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

This is for the first time that the sound and rhythm of the Afghan popular solo instrument, rabab intermingles with the sound and beat of modern Western music and the Spanish acoustic guitar.

Paco Pena Astonishes With Aplomb While The Afro Cuban All Stars Sizzle

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Bronfman

I cannot recall the last time I experienced such an incredibly ebullient performance of such vitality and vigor, such precision and beauty, as Paco Pena's A Compas (Primal Pulse).