The musical trio, Duende, has inspired audiences around the Bay for several seasons as they have given their audiences a new way to think about the music. Duende continues to imagine, create, arrange and share with all people who appreciate music! The spirit of Duende, born of struggle and suffering, is the creative force revealed in its music, art, and words.
Infused with extraordinary musical talent, creativity, art, dance and hybrid instruments, Duende leads us into a unique, exciting and captivating musical experience.
The music is eclectic and covers both classical and popular. The gorgeous blending of the 5 string cello (with a range from cello to bass), the 5 string violin (covering violin to viola), acoustic guitar and percussion (including various drums and some unique percussion instruments) creates an exquisite and satisfying sound. Duende’s goal is to take both popular and classical music and to present it in new and creative ways
Luis Rascon on cello, flute (the thousand-year-old sound of a Duduk), drums, keyboards, etc… continues to show in each performance that he has a complete mastery of the music, playing in perfectly in synch with Lilly Alcantara on percussion and Geo Ulrich on guitar and violin. Lilly is simply riveting as a dancer. With pleasing vocals and harmonizing mixed into the performance, the show completely enthralls throughout every one of their extraordinary performances.
Duende’s sound is a true collaborative effort as Geo writes the music and Lilly and Luis practice the new rhythms, passing creative suggestions back and forth. Duende puts in 12 hour practice days preparing for their shows. Duende is all about 3 souls, sharing, collaborating and connecting as they present fresh, innovative and exciting ‘world music’ in every performance.
To create a full sound with just 3 musicians (without backtracks), the group uses state of the art synchronized double looping. You’ll hear melody in the background as the looping works to create a complete sound. Duende ’s energies are focused on making merged melodies, interesting fusions, a touch of classic masterpieces, along new tones and rhythms.
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Duende brings a unique and exceptionally satisfying sound to Banderas Bay this season with their shows at The Palm Cabaret in Puerto Vallarta and on the North Shore in Bucerias at Los Arroyos Verdes.
From the classics to Rumba, pop, rock, gypsy and celtic, Duende is always fresh and innovative! Come and see how this group has evolved into a spectacular, world-class musical ‘tour de force.’
Opening Night for Duende at The Palm Cabaret is on Friday, December 21st at 7 pm. Additional shows are scheduled for Jan 4, Feb 8 and Mar 15. For tickets and information, go to www.thepalmcabaret.com