February 6, 2018, 7:00 pm at Red Light Cafe, 553-1 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Charlie Hunter is famous to some and widely considered the authority on the seven and eight string guitar. His fans across the globe travel great distances to marvel first hand at his technique and to savor the sweet sounds of his music.
Silvana Estrada Beverido, a native of Mexico's southeast, had just started her studies of jazz at the University of Veracruz and quickly became known throughout the Jazz Studies Centre as a unique triple-threat talent: a musician, vocalist and songwriter whose original compositions are a mixture of Latin American sounds and a vocal interpretation that comes from the Son Jarocho tradition of Veracruz.
A freshmen in college, Silvana found her way quickly with a band of kindred spirits calling themselves Ciudad De Los Flores (City of Flowers). On a whim after rehearsing one day, Silvana and the band took a road trip to hear one of their heroes - Charlie Hunter was in in Mexico City delivering a Master Class at the University.
Inspired (and pushed by Alex the drummer) the band waited to meet Charlie whereupon Silvana sang for him on the spot. Charlie was so impressed that he ended up staying in Mexico, calling his sound engineer buddy Chris Finney from New Orleans and together, they went all drove to magical hometown in the Southeastern hills of Mexico to record her debut album - Lo Sagrado (The Sacred) that will be released on Charlie's non-profit 30Amp Circuit later this month.
After an enormous amount of paperwork (thank you Mister President) and an enormous amount of money (thank you Mister President) Charlie and his teammates were able to get Silvana a one year work Visa to take advantage of her music and newfound friends.
$15 Adv - $20 Door
Doors @ 6 PM