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Wednesday, April 24, 2019  ·  8:30 PM CDT

Juan Falú

World Music Wednesday

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

In his dual role as composer and guitarist, Juan Falú is a cornerstone of contemporary Argentinean folk music. He was born in Tucuman (Northern Argentina, 1948) to a family of musicians and guitarists including his uncle, the legendary Eduardo Falú.

His music for guitar recreates the freshness and inventiveness of folk melodies, and many of his songs are already established within the repertoire of outstanding folk musicians. As an interpreter, Juan Falú employs his vast knowledge of folk rhythms, and displays an innate command of the artistry of improvisation. The accomplished classical guitarist Eduardo Fernandez has called him "a real time composer."

Among the numerous awards he received are the National Music Award (2000), the Clarin Prize (2001 and 2008) and the Gardel Prize (2008). In the past 30 years, he has toured North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and has offered concerts in prestigious halls in more than thirty countries. His recordings include 24 albums as soloist, and more then 50 as guest of other artists.

Juan Falú is the creator and director of the festival “Guitars of the World”, considered the largest international event in its genre.


Latin American Folk Guitar Workshop with Juan Falú

Tuesday, April 23, 6:30PM

Acclaimed guitarist and composer Juan Falú will provide a hands-on guitar workshop exploring techniques and improvisation on traditional Latin American folks rhythms and melodies.