Guitarist pays homage to Frida

Morgan Szymanski is going to play a show at the Victoria & Albert Museum, along with Lizzie Ball, Bartosz Glowacki, and Jorge Bravo

Mexican guitarist to play a song written by Frida Kahlo in London
Kahlo's exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum – Photo: Inder Bugarin/EL UNIVERSAL
English 04/10/2018 14:38 Notimex London Marcela Gutiérrez Bobadilla Actualizada 14:50
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Mexican guitarist, Morgan Szymanski, will pay tribute to Frida Kahlo, in a show inspired by her life and work, which will be presented at the auditorium in the Victoria & Albert Museum, that is currently exhibiting her dresses and personal items.

Szymanski said that when Kahlo's personal objects were removed from a room of the Casa Azul, also known as the Frida Kahlo Museum, they found a “corrido” dedicated to the Mexican composer Carlos Chávez.

"Between the personal letters of Frida was a corrido that she herself wrote and we are going to play it in the V&A, on November 2," he said.

As part of the Day of the Dead celebrations, the performer will participate in "Corrido: una balada para los valientes", at the V&A, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design.

The multimedia show inspired by Frida Kahlo is a production that combines classical and Mexican folk music with a theatrical musical sound that will be accompanied by cinematic compositions.

The production is part of the activities organized by the V&A, which currently hosts the exhibition "Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up", that includes dresses and personal belongings rediscovered in 2004 at the Casa Azul in Coyoacán.

The production features an ensemble of international artists led by violinist Lizzie Ball, Polish accordionist Bartosz Glowacki, Chilean guitarist Jorge Bravo, and Szymanski, as a special guest.

Szymanski, who began playing at the age of six, has brought classical, Mexican, and contemporary music to music festivals around the world.

The musician just released his newest production and has eight other records with music from Bach, Mozart, and Vivaldi, as well as songs by renowned Mexican composer Manuel M. Ponce.


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