If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and diverse world musicians of our time.
Described by the L.A. Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today”, he was voted “Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008” by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. Pierre is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, and there is a sense of something both playful and serious in his work, an unparalleled sense of freedom in his compositions and his improvisations. His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey.
Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album “Encore”, this is a show not to be missed!