Tzigane-Gypsy-Fingerstyle Guitar, Violin, and Percussion
By Almitri Tzigane
I began this project in 2008 in Cd Juárez, Chihuahua, México. It all started from searching the origin of the music I was listening to at the time (heavy metal); I wouldn’t settle knowing it came from “classic rock,” as everybody told me. So I went backwards in music history, listening and reading, and it took me back to the early 1900s in New Orleans. Of course, I could go back even more, but this particular era of music got my attention because of the great mixture of music that took place at that time. I could write thousands of words regarding what I experienced reading about it, could talk about the hours I spent on the Internet looking and listening to music videos, but it’s better to share it with you on stage with my guitar. You will hear a mixture of blues, country, ragtime, bossa nova, classical, rock, gypsy, and more.
Wed, May 13, 7:30pm
Teatro Santa Ana
I settled here in San Miguel de Allende two years ago, and in December 2014 I invited Israel Chávez to be part of tzigane. He plays great violin and percussion, but it was mostly because of his commitment to music that I decided to invite him. For me, this is the main ingredient that will give us the force to become great musicians, thus letting us share music with strength, dedication, and joy.
Thanks to you all who come to our shows, we have become friends and surely our tzigane family will continue growing. This will be the eighth concert we offer; in seven previous concerts we have played 72 different songs ranging in different styles and levels of difficulty.
Facebook: Almitri Tzigane.