By Ariana Crisafulli
Often described as world music, world guitar, or guitar fusion world music; it is clear that the common theme for Strunz and Farah is “world.” And who better to represent world music than two musicians from opposite ends of the world?
With a combination of Latin American and Middle Eastern sounds, Jorge Strunz (Costa Rica) and Adeshir Farah (Iran), have been fusing their cultural backgrounds together through music since they met in 1979 and realized their potential.
Though the two come from different cultures, their musical backgrounds are not so different. Both have training in classical, flamenco and jazz guitar.
“Part of the reason our styles work so well together is because we have a similar technical style and technique in guitar playing. There is also the fact that the guitar itself is a good instrument, probably the best to cross cultural boundaries. It’s easy to translate our cultural backgrounds into music,” Strunz said.
Strunz and Farah have also played shows all over the world. The two have just returned from India and are still “quite jet-lagged,” Farah said.
Now they are back in the West Coast to play a show at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on Sunday, January 6. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, or to purchase tickets, see www.thecoachhouse.com or call 949.496.8930.