Eagle Rock Music Fest Celebrates 15 Years With Culture-clash Lineup

Iconic rock guitars and their owners

Studios and indie biz offices dot corners, and no fewer than four fantastic record stores sell choice, expertly curated music. RELATED: The 10 Commandments of smartphone use during concerts Perhaps most important for the area’s long-term prospects, the proceeds from the festival will help fund the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, a nonprofit space near the corner of Eagle Rock and Colorado that programs art camps, after-school classes, workshops — one on the xylophone begins on Oct. 14 (!) — and concerts. Its mission is to ensure that the area remains an arts hub for generations to come. The space has long been utilized by taste-making promoters FYF for innovative gigs and represents the area’s dominant population with evenings of Latin American-focused music. Friday night, for example, the center will host the monthly “Noches de Trova,” which features Mexican and Latin American singer-songwriters drawing on bolero, ranchera, country, jazz, folk and blues music. Saturday’s music festival roster is all over the place. Those looking for heavy rhythm should note Nguzunguzu, whose tracks are typified by tribal, polyglot beats and psychedelic washes of synthetics. The smoother-grooved duo Poolside celebrates the more casual aspects of dance music, a team “inspired by California, mezcal, dancing, good food and friends.” The beguiling duo Boardwalk, which has an excellent new album out on Stones Throw, promises to be a highlight. INTERACTIVE: A festival for every fan SoCal’s yearly sonic lineup The biggest influx of fans will no doubt arrive for Bosnian Rainbows, though. The group was formed by At the Drive In and Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, and his devoted followers are legion. Born as Rodriguez-Lopez went on hiatus from the Mars Volta, the Rainbows features the shockingly charismatic lead singer Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes. A children’s stage will host, among others, the uniquely Angleno work of the Bob Baker Marionettes. An experimental stage will be headlined by the modern dance troupe/music ensemble String Theory.

A personal journey with classical music

Amid the resounding applause, she went back with a table full of what looked like flutes of different sizes. And heres the major highlight as Guzman performed her Flutes of the World. As the term suggested, the audience members were treated to the sound of different kinds of flutes representing various cultures. She was accompanied by about five percussionists from the PPO, mostly for the background ambient music. There was the native American Indian Flute, described an end-blown flute fashioned either from cane, hardwood like walnut or softwood like cedar. Its deep, resonating sound is expectedly tribal, like those we hear in movies as old as American Westerns featuring the Indians. At this point, the statuesque Miss Guzman appealed to us like Pocahontas in gold-colored cocktail dress. Probably the oldest instrument was the Swiss Gemshorn, described the only medieval flute with a sharply tapering conical bore. Its shape is determined naturally since it is made from the horn of a chamois or ox. Shepherds probably used its gentle tones to calm animals. With the Chilean Zampona, a traditional Andean panpipe, she performed a tango. It was a delight to see Chilean Ambassador to the Philippines Roberto Mayorga and his wife Paulina in the audience. Miss Guzman credited them for playing hosts in her stay in Manila. There was the Hungarian Fuvola, a long thin tube with no single tone hole. Miss Guzman teased the audience how many notes she could play with a flute with no tone holes. But we were surprised when she played a popular folk tune whose title escaped us now.

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