Friday, 24 January 2014 10:30
Colombo Guitar Fest 2014 which is organised by the Guitar Association of Sri Lanka will be held for the fourth consecutive time in ‘Nava Ranga Hala’ Royal College, Colombo on 25 January 2014 from 6 p.m. onwards. Apart from the main concert in Colombo there will be another two concerts at E.O.E. Pereira Theatre, University of Peradeniya and ‘Sudasuna’ Chillaw on 26 January and 27 January 2014 respectively. All leading guitarists in Sri Lanka will participate at the Guitar Fest 2014.
The special feature will be the participation of Nguyen Van Phuc, a world famous music instructor and master class guitarist from Vietnam.
Guitar Association of Sri Lanka Secretary Mohamed Iqbal – speaking at the launch, stated that the concert is free of charge to the public. As such young people who love guitar music could come and see how different guitar styles are performed. He also stated that all leading guitarists are participating in this concert voluntarily.
The Guitar Festival will get all types of guitar players in Sri Lanka to perform on one stage. Guitarists of all nationalities and styles will be a salient feature in Guitar Fest 2014.
Amaranth Ranathunga, a senior guitarist stated that Colombo Guitar Fest 2014 is the only event of its kind in South Asia. He also stated that this festival features nearly forty guitarists. They perform classical, flamenco, Hawaiian, jazz, rock and heavy metal music using the guitars.