In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, Fort Bend County Libraries will recognize the rich cultural heritage of Latinos in America with live performances of Spanish guitar music at two locations.
The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch libraries or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.
George Memorial Library, Richmond
Saturday, September 21, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Meeting Room
Enjoy the melodic sounds of “Nouveau Flamenco Jazz” guitar music performed by John Acevedo. Inspired by artists such as the Gypsy Kings, José Feliciano, and Ottmar Liebert, Acevedo has taken the traditional sounds of Flamenco music and developed a soulful, contemporary kind of music that may be considered Flamenco Jazz or Nouveau Flamenco. He has been composing and playing the guitar for more than 25 years.
Sienna Branch Library
Saturday, September 28, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Meeting Room
Library patrons will be treated to “Nuevo Flamenco” music performed by jazz guitarist Guillermo Serpas. His instrumental selections of Latin/Flaminco guitar music will include original material as well as cover songs. A professional musician for more than 30 years, Serpas received his bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Calgary. The performance is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Sienna Branch Library.