Words & Images by: Mike Hardaker
Rodrigo y Gabriela :: 08.20.10 :: Red Rocks Amphitheatre :: Morrison, CO
Rodrigo y Gabriela were joined by special guests Shenkar, Al Di Meola and Zach de la Rocha for their concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The duo brought their amazing live acoustic show much to the delight of the nearly sold out crowd, combining classical flamenco music with modern day punk rock and metal elements.
Rodrigo and Gabriela first met while living in Mexico City playing in the thrash metal band Tierra Acida. Growing frustrated with the limited music scene in their hometown the two moved to Dublin, Ireland, where then gained instant fame playing in local pubs and music festivals.
The duo has released six albums to date, and their most recent, 11:11, catapulted the band into the American mainstream music by covering songs from artist such as, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. With the addition of Shenkar from India, the sounds took on the feel of another world, or at the very least, another galaxy. Al Di Meola showed the crowd the possibilities of a string instrument, blending jazz-fusion with Latin guitar. The traveling guitar player, or gypsy as some call him, just played a gig in Italy and will be heading to Hungary after Red Rocks. It was an honor to be able to see this legend live and in concert. Zach de la Rocha, frontman for Rage Against The Machine, inspired people to talk about SB 1070 in Arizona and warned of the chances of something similar coming to Colorado.
Videos From This Performance
Rodrigo y Gabriela hit "Tamaron"
Zach de la Rocha Speech, with Rodrigo y Gabriela jamming in the background
Rodrigo y Gabriela with Shenkar
Rodrigo y Gabriela jamming with Shenkar
Al Di Meola guitar solo
Rodrigo y Gabriela and Al Di Meola
Zach de la Rocha and Rodrigo Y Gabriela first part of "Bomb Track"
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