Free Concerts at Ibero-American Guitar Fest

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‘NMAI Teepee Sculptures’
courtesy of ‘Mr. T in DC’

Come hear some people with skillz strum their guitars — it’s the annual Ibero-American Guitar Festival and this year it is being held at the National Museum of the American Indian. The fest will pay homage to the sounds and traditions of Ibero-American regions and cultures and will especially highlight the contribution of the guitar to these cultures.  The event is organized by the Association of Ibero-American Cultural Attachés in conjunction with The Smithsonian, and will honor the legacy of one of the greatest Latin-American composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos. While full access to the concerts will cost you, ($50 for the weekend or $30 for each day or $20 for each concert) concerts at noon on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday are free.  Check out the full schedule, which also includes lectures and a screening of a bio of Villa-Lobos.

Acacia has lived in DC since graduating from Vassar College with degrees in English and Italian. She cries daily at the thought of her imminent departure from this beloved city, as she will begin a Fulbright teaching grant in the Campania region, Italy come October. She’ll be blogging that experience too. Get at her: or follow her on twitter.

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