Rodrigo y Gabriela - Wilderness 2012 review
'An infectiously energetic and frantic fusion of musical styles'
Photographer:Al De Perez
Anne-Marie Douglas - 11 August 2012
Rodrigo y Gabriela, also known as Rod y Gab,
headline the Saturday main stage at Wilderness Festival 2012 accompanied by a thirteen piece orchestra, CUBA.
Fusing Latin, rock and jazz and at times heavy metal, this Mexican duo play to a thrilled and energetic main stage audience, all donning masks ready for The Old Vic Tunnels midnight masked ball; this was the largest crowd yet for any band to play Wilderness thus far.
Together they are a fiesta, but Rodrigo can’t fill the stage alone when he plays solo and it’s clear the crowd agree. There’s a roar as Gabriela returns and one young woman exclaims, “Here she is!”, as she encourages the crowd to join her in doing the pogo, except she does it whilst she is playing and slapping the guitar at speed, and it is astounding.
They end their show by promising a few shows later in the year in the UK and possibly at Wilderness.
This is an infectiously energetic and frantic fusion of musical styles, if you get chance to see them while they are touring you ought to - it is an unforgettable experience.
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