Edmar Castaneda & Grégoire Maret

By Tuesday February 25th, 2020artist-2020

Edmar Castaneda & Grégoire Maret

Harp to harp

Edmar Castaneda & Grégoire Maret

Harp to harp

 

While most harpists play their instruments just with their fingers, the Colombian Edmar Castaneda takes a versatile approach to his instrument. He has, of course, mastered the usual finger technique down to the last detail, but beating, banging and pounding his harp are as also part of his arsenal. This not only creates room to experiment with his sound, but it also allows him to take on the role of bass player, pianist and guitarist by turns. The Swiss harmonica virtuoso Grégoire Maret is no less driven with his own instrument, but his expressiveness is bound to the few square centimetres his harmonica offers. He clearly draws influences from many styles, albeit with an unmistakable preference for the blues. The collaboration between the two men originated in New York, the city they both arrived in at a young age. In addition to jazz and influences from all corners of the globe, the men clearly show their shared love for Brazilian music. What makes their live performances even more exciting is the visual contrast between explosiveness and modest concentration.

Edmar Castaneda – harp
Grégoire Maret – harmonica

Edmar Castaneda & Grégoire Maret at Music Meeting

Day: Monday June 1
Time: Soon
Stage: Soon