Friday, April 29, 2011


Gypsy guitarist Lulo Reinhardt is appearing at Kantara House

29 Apr 11

KANTARA House is set to host one of the world’s finest contemporary Gypsy guitarists, Lulo Reinhardt on Sunday, May 8.

In a bit of coup for the coast, the grand-nephew of celebrated Gypsy musician Django Reinhardt, Lulo, will bring his Latin Swing Project tour to Green Point and showcase his latest creation, a new album called Katoomba Birds.

Lulo first picked up a guitar at the age of five and was taught to play by his father Bawo. He hasn’t looked back since.

As a youngster he spent every day rehearsing with his cousin Mike, who was five years older than him, with the pair regularly performing at family gatherings.

In 1973 Lulo performed at his first concert with his cousin in front of 4000 people and it cemented in him what he already knew, that he was born to perform.

Through a life devoted to music, he has honed his talent into an inimitable style that absorbs all of his musical passions from the flourish and fire of flamenco, to the intricate arrangements of Latin and Brazilian jazz.

“The audience sometimes expects me to play exclusively in the style of Django Reinhardt, but I have found a style of my own and I’m happy and grateful that the people love it,” Reinhardt said.

Reinhardt’s association with Australia, like his music, is very passionate.

After establishing himself as a star all over Europe and the US, Reinhardt came to Australia in 2008, a trip which changed his career.

Audiences in Australia embraced the musician so much that he was inspired to record the live CD and DVD Lulo Reinhardt Live in Melbourne.

So when it came time to record his new album he hopped back on a plane and set up camp in a recording studio and Katoomba Birds was the result.

Lulo Reinhardt will perform at Kantara House, Green Point on Sunday, May 8.

The show starts at 1pm, tickets cost $49 for the show only and $75 for the show and a buffet meal. Inquiries: 4369 1528.
Wish I was in Australia.

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