Renesito Avich and friends will celebrate five years of bringing great Cuban music to Sarasota at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Saturday, November 30 at 8pm.
The Band will consist of Avich on guitar/tres guitar/vocals, Dayan Virelles on sax, Andy F. on percussion, and Otto D. Ferreiro on vocals. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for the general public. Advance tickets are available by calling 1-800-838-3006 or online at wslr.org.
Avich moved to Sarasota from Havana five years ago to be near his father and other family members and he brought along the rhythms of traditional Cuban music. Avich’s instrument of choice is the national instrument of Cuba, the tres guitar—a guitar with two sets of three steel strings. Avich plays with intensity and energy—and virtuosity, a tribute to his education, first at a conservatory in his native Santiago de Cuba and later at the University of the Arts Havana, where he became a professor of music. Renesito 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.
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
Photo from Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center