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Event Archive - COMPADRES: Oscar Lopez and James Keelaghan in Victoria: Oscar Lopez, James Keelaghan

Thu. November 27th 2008 Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages)
Presented by: Global Arts Concerts
Experience 'Celtino' - a captivating blend of Celtic and Latino flourishes.

Oscar Lopez's Latin guitar groove has made him a standout on the world music scene. Never afraid to venture into different genres, Lopez easily incorporates jazz, blues, and even pop sensibilities into his music.

For James Keelaghan the inspiration is boundless in the songs he collects or composes himself. Many of his songs are narratives and weave fascinating stories. James vocals resonate with the passion of those stories. His guitar work is especially intricate and captivating.

It is a wonderful occasion when these two individual soloists and multiple award-winning guitar players and friends team up in their special project, appropriately known as Compadres. They describe their music as 'celtino', a distinctive blend of Celtic and Latino flourishes that together create an entirely new hybrid.The music from Compadres ranges from fiery instrumentals to heavenly harmonies to the highly danceable. Keelaghan and Lopez have been performing off and on as Compadres since 1993. Their first CD together in 1997 was a Juno nominated critics' favourite and the long overdue followup is sure to continue in that tradition.

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For ticket information Tel. 250-386-5311


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Oscar Lopez (Latin/Jazz)

Hailed by the Associated Press as a “major talent”, this high-energy Chilean-Canadian guitarist has been amazing listeners and critics at concerts and festivals across North America. The way Oscar’s fingers “fly along his guitar” leaves his audience breathless; his improvisations and uncanny ability to play any category of music after hearing a tun... more info

James Keelaghan (singer songwriter)

James Keelaghan is one of the brightest stars on the world folk scene today. He's earned international acclaim for his song writing and performances and has taken main-stage at some of the most prestigious festivals in the US, England, Australia, Denmark, and Hong Kong. At home in Canada, he's a Juno award winner (and three-time Juno nominee) who's... more info
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