IMAC TO PRESENT AN EVENING OF WORLD MUSIC WITH
STRUNZ & FARAH
Friday, January 26th, 2007 at 9PM
Tickets: $37.50 Full Price / $28.50 IMAC Members
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On Friday, January 26th, 2007 at 9PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (also known as “IMAC”) in Huntington, Long Island will present an evening of world music with Strunz & Farah.
STRUNZ & FARAH have been called “the planet’s most staggering guitar duo” for their cross-cultural repertoire of Latin, Arab, European, Afro-Cuban and American styles. Bringing the cultural riches of their native lands to their highly virtuosic, rhythmic and improvisation-rich original compositions, these “fieras de la guitarra” (wild animals of the guitar) have profoundly influenced guitarists everywhere, creating a new genre.
Worldbeat – or perhaps Neuvo Flamenco – are the closest terms that describe Strunz & Farah’s music. Jorge Strunz was born in Costa Rica but grew up traveling the world with his diplomat father and began performing professionally as a teen. Ardeshir Farah was born in Iran, the nephew of a violinist for the Tehran Philharmonic, where he performed with many top Persian artists from the age of twelve. The duo first began collaborating in 1980, after Farah first saw Strunz performing with his group Caldera, a Latin fusion band. Since then, they have recorded ten albums, including their phenomenally successful Primal Magic and Americas, which won Billboard’s World Music Album of the Year and a Grammy nomination, respectively.
Tickets for this performance are $37.50 ($28.50 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a
non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs
and services are supported in part by public funds from
the New York State Council on the Arts (a
state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural
Affairs, the Town of Huntington, NYS
Senator Carl Marcellino, by a grant from The
Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members
of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully
acknowledges support from Bank of America,
Korg USA, The Emily T.
Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable
Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario
Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, AutoOne Insurance,
Peconic Bay Winery, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial
Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.