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‘Something Stupid’ in Teguise

Monday April 16, 2012

‘Something Stupid’ in Teguise

The Casa Museo del Timple in Teguise plays host to a fascinating musical fusion this Friday April 20th. As the accomplished jazz guitarist Yul Ballesteros joins forces with the timple player German Lopez to showcase tunes from their collaborative release, ‘Something Stupid’ at 21.00.

The timple is essentially a small guitar and it is a real cornerstone of traditional Canarian folk music. The new album release from Yul Ballesteros and German Lopez features the strains of this string instrument alongside the more conventional chords of the jazz guitar, as the duo cover their own unique renditions of various classic cuts from artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, The Police, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton and Michael Jackson.

The event gets underway on Friday night from 21.00 with tickets available for just €5 per head an hour before the show from the Caseo Museo del Timple itself – or the Culture Department at the nearby Town Hall.

Yul Ballesteros was born on Gran Canaria and won a scholarship to the prestigious Berkleee School of Music in California in 2007. He is widely acclaimed for his jazz and bebop recordings, such as his first album, 121 Park Drive. Whilst German Lopez was also born on Gran Canaria where he took up the timple at the age of just 5 years, before attending the Higher Conservatory of Music in Las Palmas, where he also studied classical piano.

The event takes place in the hugely atmospheric surroundings of the Casa Maseo del Timple, which many visitors will probably know better in its previous incarnation as the Palacio Spinola, a former merchants house located right in the heart of the historic island capital of Teguise.
 

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