One-handed guitarist to perform at concert


Talented: Godoy has been playing guitar since he was 10.

IN CONJUNCTION with World Human Rights Day, MCA Youth, Youth Alert and Guitar Empire have teamed up to organise a mini-concert and motivational workshop tomorrow featuring one-handed acoustic guitarist Andres Godoy from Chile, South America.

Godoy first picked up the guitar when his grandfather gave him the instrument when he was 10.

He fell in love with it and continued to hone his talents until he lost his right arm in an accident when he was only 14.

Not discouraged for long, Godoy never gave up on his passion for music and managed to invent a technique that allowed him to play the guitar with only one hand.

The technique, is now known as Tatap Andres, involves a series of strokes, jerks, scratches and rasgueado (a flamenco guitar finger-strumming technique) that allow him to create rhythms, harmonies and melodies.

Godoy has also passionately furthered the cause of Chilean music and has been, among others, director, consultant and vice-president of various cultural pojects such as Balmaceda 1215 and the Pudahuel Cultural Centre.

He has also served to help younger talents by working as a producer for various emerging artistes, resulting in a number of successful albums in Chile, including Sinergia, Los Peores de Chile, Los Bandoleros de Teno, Polimetro and Kekoyoma.

During the concert, Godoy will also share with the audience his experiences and positive insights on life.

Through his stories, he hopes to motivate the audience and instill a sense of creative positivsm.

To get one of the limited complimentary tickets, send in your name and contact number to the Facebook page “Andres Godoy: Never Give Up Malaysian Tour – 2014” or email to youth.alert.malaysia@gmail.com or call 012-320 1250/ 012-775 2595.

The event will be held from 8pm to 9.30pm tomorrow in the auditorium on level three of Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.


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