Carlos Núñez | Galician Bagpipes and Flutes
Homegrown Concerts from the Library of Congress, Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center
AUGUST 19, 2014 at Noon, No Tickets Required
Carlos Núñez is a world-famous bagpiper and flutist from Galicia in Spain. Galicians trace their ancestry not only to Iberians but also to Celtic peoples, and their musical traditions reflect a connection to Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany. Núñez is a traditional bagpiper as well as a classically-trained flute and recorder virtuoso. He has played with the Chieftains, Ry Cooder, Altan, Sinead O’Connor, Hector Zazou, Philip Pickett, and Tamiya Terashima, to name only a few. He has also performed with symphony orchestras and classical ensembles, and has appeared on prestigious stages the world over. In this performance Núñez will be accompanied by a four-member band.
This concert will feature a special emphasis on the music collected by Alan Lomax in Galicia in the 1950s, which are part of the AFC Archive, and which have inspired numerous musicians including Miles Davis. Núñez has visited AFC several times to research this important collection.
A free noon concert series presented by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. All concerts are held in the Coolidge Auditorium (located on the Ground Floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress). Presented in Partnership with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. NO TICKETS REQUIRED.