Essays

Informal essays about anything related to classical guitar and music by Kazu Suwa. Some essays include an audio or video sample.

 

Agustín Barrios Mangoré: Aire de Zamba

Aire de Zamba (Air of Zamba) by Agustín Barrios Mangoré is entirely inspired by folkloric influences. The zamba is a… more

Generation of ’27 – Part 2: Federico García Lorca and Regino Sáinz de la Maza

The guitarist Regino Sáinz de la Maza and the poet Federico García Lorca met each other at the “Residencia de… more

Generation of ’27 – Part 1: Regino Sáinz de la Maza

The Generation of ’27 is a fascinating cultural movement of modern Spain and Maestro Regino Sáinz de la Maza also had… more

Hernández y Aguado: A historic classical guitar maker in Spain

Hernández y Aguado was a historic classical guitar maker in Madrid, Spain. Santiago Manuel Hernández was born in 1895… more