Cuban tres player Renesito Avich fully exploits the possibilities of the instrument recreating and developing melodies, rhythms, styles and rhythms of the Trova, the Changüí Nengón, the Conga, Rumba and Son Santiago, making a kind of journey through the different playing styles of Cuba. Enjoy a special acoustic performance with Renesito and Friends atthe Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, on Saturday, November 3 at 8pm. Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at www.wslr.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Avich is the winner of several national competitions: Festival Contest “Ignacio Piñeiro”, “Cubadisco Award 2011”, “Competition Ignacio Villa AHS” 2013, the Gold Title of the University of the Arts of Cuba, and the 2014 Cubadisco Award. Renesito Avich will be joined by Gabriel Hernandez on piano, Mauricio Rodriguez on bass, Benny Maldonado on percussion, David Atanacio and Otto Danial on coros. There will also be a special Cuban dance performance.
The Tres guitar is the national instrument of Cuba and it gave birth to some of today’s most important musical patterns. Salsa emerged from the first chords of Tres Cubano, as did other more primitive genres such as Changui, Kiriva and Nengon. The designs known as montuno piano and the most famous melodies of Cuba have their origins on the Tres. The instrument is similar to the acoustic guitar but with a different construction and string arrangement; the Tres has three pairs of steel strings, so its sound is strong and bright. It is fair to say that the Tres is recognized worldwide as the sound of Cuba.
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
Photo from Fogartyville / WSLR