Two simultaneous Guitar Festivals in Buenos Aires

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The “XIV Festival de Guitarras del Mundo 2008” (14th Guitars of the World Festival 2008), will take place from September 30 through October 12, 2008, with free entrance to the public.
For the past 14 years, the Festival "Guitarras del Mundo" has remained the biggest world wide event dedicated to guitars and guitar players, in which over 700 artists have participated and 36 countries from America, Europe, Asia and Africa have been represented.
"Guitarras del Mundo" features regional music from around the world as well as new musical pieces, promoting at the same time meetings among different guitar schools.
In this year's edition over 250 local and international guitar players will offer 280 concerts with free entrance in 82 venues around the country. Some of the prestigious artists that will participate in the festival are: Serkan Yilmaz (Tukey); Gonzalo Solari (Uruguay); Alter Ego (Cuba) Masao Tanibe (Japan), Orlando Rojas (Paraguay); Juan Antonio Sánchez (Chile); Rafael Smits (Belgium); Fréderic Limoge (France); José Ignacio López (Spain); Claudio Marcotulli (Italy); Vladislav Bláha (Czech Republic), Diego Mizrahi and Cristian Guzmán.
In the city of Buenos Aires, the concerts will take place at 8 PM in the following venues:
September 30: Centro Cultural Recoleta, Junin 1930. Sala Villa Villa.
Ocober 5: National Library, Aguero 2503, and Centro Cultural Recoleta, Junin 1930
October 11: Espacio Tucuman, Suipacha 140.

At the same time, from October 9 through October 11, 2008, the first Festival "Cuerdas de America" (Strings of America) will take place at Centro Nacional de la Música, México 564, also with free entrance. This festival will showcase the work with different string instruments, like Paraguayan harps, "charangos", "bandolas", applied to the popular music of our continent. There will be three concerts per day, from 7 PM.

Both festival will have a common ending, on October 12, at Auditorio Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Design Center, Pueyrredon 2501.

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