LIVE: Strunz & Farah @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 4/15/12

May 1st, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg
Ardeshir Farah & Jorge Strunz

Ardeshir Farah & Jorge Strunz

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

The internationally acclaimed acoustic guitar-duo of Strunz & Farah have been performing and recording on the world-music scene since 1980.

That mild and rain-free Sunday evening, in the confines of the acoustic marvel that is the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Costa Rican-born Jorge Strunz and Persian-born Ardeshir Farah unleashed a fiery and sizzling set of their original compositions.

Filled with break-neck improvisational runs and melodic interludes, their compositions run a global gamut of musical forms. Gypsy jazz, flamenco, Latin-American classical and popular music, Middle Eastern rhythms and Caribbean Afro-Cuban beats all flew off the stage into the audience and up to the balconies, song after song.

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