Gabriel San Roman
Santa Ana Hosts Latin American Harp Benefit Concert
From the coastal port of Veracruz, Mexico to landlocked Paraguay, the harp in Latin America has accentuated traditional music with its sonorous melodies for centuries. The grown out fingernails of musicians pluck the instrument's numerous nylon strings that vibrate its sophisticated sounds. Four such master harpists from Latin America are lending their superb talents for days of events culminating in a concert performance this weekend in Santa Ana. The Harp Traditions of Latin America festival is presented by the Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) with sponsorships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mexican Consulate. It brings together acclaimed musicians Alberto de la Rosa, Cesar Daniel Lopez, Alberto Sanabria and Carlos Quintero.
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