Germán López, timple
Antonio Toledo, guitar
Brilliant young star of the “timple,” a traditional five-string plucked string instrument, Germán López touches audiences with original instrumental music from the Canary Islands. On stage with guitarist Antonio Toledo, López harnesses the grit of Spanish flamenco, the structure of West African rhythms, the flourishing spirit of jazz and an innovative 21st-century approach to performing “island music.” His principal instrument is one of the grandfathers of the ukulele and part of the same instrument family that includes the cavaquinho, the cuatro and the charango. López’s music has been praised for “entrancing” performances of “delicately rippling notes” (Huffington Post), notes that flow from musical traditions uniting Spain, Africa and the New World.
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