A Tribute to Silvio Rodriguez:
Early Bird $20 incl booking fees; Limited door sales $25
Matias Ceballos-Wellington based composer, multi-instrumentalist musician and vocalist originally from the South of Chile. Through his travels Matias has come to know the identity of the guitar in different countries of Latin America, and has dedicated his work especially to the Latin American Trova. In his compositions he mixes the Spanish guitar and the Latin American guitar. Matias has been playing music for over 20 years, and recorded a number of albums. His original music work is largely influenced by the roots of the native culture and the traditions of his homeland. His work presents aspects linked with different important social events that took place in the Chilean history and the different realities of the lives of the native Mapuche people (indigenous people of South-Central Chile) exploring the themes of love, injustice, and dreams of better life and equality.
For Matias the guitar has several colours and meanings, one of them is the colour of the Cuban trova, musicians such as Santiago Feliú and Silvio Rodriguez were the benchmarks that marked his childhood in his first steps with the guitar.
For the first time in NZ Matías will present a special concert in tribute to Silvio Rodriguez, the master of the Cuban and Latin American Trova.