nicholasg98 2011-01-14 - 6:42am

Gaquere-Martins Duo's Sparks Fly In The U.S.!

Mar Creation introduces a rare duo via Belgium, Brazil, and the world: The Boris Gaquere & Renato Martins Duo! With their blend of the swing of Brazil and the depth of classical, guitar and percussion meld to rejuvenate old styles and create a dynamic style that is uniquely their own sound for today, from classic pieces to original compositions.

Their album Tempo Feliz (Mogno Music, Belgium, '06 – title track by Baden Powell) consecrated this union and launched their signature sound to rave reviews. Boris' guitar playing bears a "beautiful, essential rhythmic sprightliness" and Renato is "an ideal partner for these melodies.' (Philip Catherine, jazz guitarist) Boris' 'expressive virtuosity' and Renato's 'rhythmic precision' proves that 'music knows no frontiers.' (Ulisses Rocha, Brazilian guitarist/composer) Fire, passion, intensity, talent, virtuosity, crystalline clarity, empathy – all words repeated again and again to describe this duo and their music making. Any time they play together, it's time to share that fire.

The artists met in '04 in Brussels on Renato's first trip there. The connection was immediate and electric. By '05 they were guests at the Brno Guitar Festival in the Czech Republic and by '06 it was their new album and master classes at guitar festivals in Poland and France, and concerts in theatres in Paris and Brussels. And the fire spread. In '07 they made a triumphant return to Brussels for the BRAVO festival with a return engagement to the festival in Poland and other stops at important venues in Switzerland, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, and Taiwan. And now they bring their fire to warm winter hearts in the US.

And raves for the duo abound:

RENATO MARTINS is: 'Considered a reinventor of Brazilian percussion Inventive and full of great technique" (Isaac Ribeiro, Tribuna do Norte, Brazil) "reaffirming the value of the instrumental music of Brazil " (submarino.com) '...master of percussion..." (Daniel Valentim, A Crítica, Brazil)

BORIS GAQUERE: " ...one of the new generation's most interesting and 'authentically musical' guitarists and composers.' (Roland DYENS) "...a name to watch for in the future." (Classical Guitar, UK) "...an original compositional voice, a command of the instrument and a strong ear for new composersca new voice I hope to hear more of soon.' (Guitarramagazine.com, USA)

See them on YouTube, MySpace, and other sites listed below but, for the very best and the only real way to hear them, catch the fire live on their US tour at venues listed below and more dates soon to be announced:
http://www.renato-martins.com/projectsduo.htm
http://www.myspace.com/gaqueremartins
http://www.youtube.com/user/gaqueremartinsduo
Website: http://www.marcreation.net
Music: http://www.renato-martins.com/files/Baile%20Funk.mp3

Schedule:
Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 12:00pm
NAMM show at Marriott Anaheim, CA

Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7:00pm
NAMM show at Hilton Anaheim, CA

Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 5:00pm
Radio program: FRANCOFUN
Radio KUSF 90.3 FM - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 8:00pm
Radio program: CLASSICAL SALON
Radio KUSF 90.3 FM - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 9:30pm
Tomi Jazz, New York, NY

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 8:00pm
The Shrine, New York, NY

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:00pm
Tutuma Social Club, New York, NY

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