I was first introduced to Edmar Castaneda when I heard him on an album by Marta Topferova, the friend who recommended her music (which is wonderful) pointed out that the sort of unusual sounding, flamenco guitar was in fact not a guitar but a HARP.  I was blown away.

Then today @hiddenplace tweeted this video of him playing solo:

Then, fascinated, I dug deeper and found another NPR story on Edmar:

And even a full 1 hour concert recorder at Tanglewood as a member of a wonderful quartet.

I have to say that Edmar is on of my absolute favorite new musical discoveries, I’m really excited by his solo work, and can’t wait to hear more of him.

What do you think?

  • Oh yes, love this Andy, thanks for posting it up! I’m actually exploring musicians at the moment who are using more “traditional” classical instruments or training who then go and freak you out by playing something unexpected – this harpist kind of fits the mould :). So much cool music out there!
    .-= Natalie Christie´s last blog ..Why Your Back Up Plan Is Not Enough =-.

  • Oh yes, love this Andy, thanks for posting it up! I’m actually exploring musicians at the moment who are using more “traditional” classical instruments or training who then go and freak you out by playing something unexpected – this harpist kind of fits the mould :). So much cool music out there!
    .-= Natalie Christie´s last blog ..Why Your Back Up Plan Is Not Enough =-.

  • Totally amazing – I love listening to new music I have never heard before – Love this one!
    .-= Hohner´s last blog ..HOHNER ECHO VAMPER HARMONICA IN G BOXED £10.00 =-.

  • Totally amazing – I love listening to new music I have never heard before – Love this one!
    .-= Hohner´s last blog ..HOHNER ECHO VAMPER HARMONICA IN G BOXED £10.00 =-.