Accompanied by José A. Carrasquillo on Guitar
November 13, 2016
$15, Members – $10
at the door
The accomplished Gabriel Muñoz, cuatro guitar musician, will be performing for one concert only. He has recently performed for The Music of America concert series, presented by the Library of Congress American Folklife Center, and the Kennedy Center for the performing arts with Melodías Borinqueñas.
Gabriel Muñoz was born in Puerto Rico in 1976. When he was 2, his family moved to New Jersey, where he grew up and still resides. He was introduced to the cuatro—a traditional Puerto Rican musical instrument similar to the mandolin—at the age of 14. Gabriel fell in love with the instrument’s sound, and asked his father to purchase one for his upcoming birthday. So on his 15th birthday, he received his first cuatro as a gift, which he says changed his life forever. He then began honing his skills on the instrument through constant practice and immersing himself in the cuatro and in Puerto Rican music. He sought advice and wisdom from other cuatro players, including the well known master Alvin Medina, in order to perfect his craft.
This concert will be concluding the final day of the Tertulia in the Museum exhibit at the Trenton City Museum.
Click here to hear a sample of Mr. Muñoz performing at Ellarslie.