MUSIC – Guitar Duo Rodrigo & Gabriela: Pics + Video 3


Hong Kong’s white people gathered at KITEC last night to see Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo and Gabriela…

The couple played percussion, bass, electric guitar and acoustic guitar all on two acoustic guitars…

A leading member of C.U.B.A. (Collective Universal Band Association), joined the pair on piano briefly. They collaborated and toured with the Cuban musicians last year…

It was impossible not to fall in love with at least one of them. After the encore, everyone left a bissexual…

They play guitar at three speeds: fast, very fast and super fast…

Both Rodrigo and Gabriela play Yamaha NX series electro nylon string guitars exclusively. Rodrigo plays the slimmer neck NTX1200 and Gabriela plays the more traditional sized NCX2000 and NCX1200…

The Independent notes that “Rodrigo y Gabriela’s secret is maybe quite simple. They are resourceful musicians, and are open-hearted, happy entertainers. That, very often, is what people want.“…

The couple gave up their hometown Mexico City metal band and moved to Ireland in 1999. There, they busked on the streets until crowds grew, record companies called and festival tours spurred them to global success. They have sold more than 1.2 million albums…