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Germán López


  • WHEN Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $25 - $30

The music of the Canary Islands comes to Carlsbad with Germán López, master of the timple (tim-play).

Germán López is an esteemed timple player from Gran Canaria, an island that is part of an archipelago off the coast of Africa. At the age of seven he entered the Conservatory of Music of Las Palmas, acquiring an eventual master’s degree in the latter in 2001.

Since the age of ten, Germán has been performing publicly, which now includes collaborations with the symphony orchestra of Gran Canaria, festivals such as WOMAD, Circuits INJUVE, Expozaragoza, among others. As a conservatory-trained musician, Germán López blend the ancient traditions of the Canary Islands with musical virtuosity. He recently starred in the opening ceremony of the annual WOMEX conference (2014) earning himself an unexpected, spontaneous standing ovation.

The timple (pronounced tim-play) is a diminutive 5-stringed instrument intrinsic to music of the Canary Islands. Unlike the ukulele that it resembles, it produces a full, resonant sound despite its high timbre, possibly due to its rounded back.

For tickets or information, please call (760) 304-5844.

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