Are rodrigo y gabriela dating
They're currently on tour promoting their latest album, Area 52 (ATO Records), which was released earlier this year and recorded in Cuba with a 13-piece Cuban orchestra known collectively as C. Why do you think people are vibe so much off your music? The idea was to travel around Europe, but we stayed in Dublin. We have to reconnect with our own self because we're in a society that tells you you shouldn't look inside you, but outside.
It's a different option for them to get away from regular bands. My dad played guitar, not professionally, but all the time. You're part of the Sound Strike, a coalition of artists boycotting Arizona in the wake of the passage of SB 1070, and were introduced by Zack de la Rocha at a benefit concert in Colorado. I think we have to find a balance because otherwise you become a human without being connected with both parts.
Made up of lead guitarist Rodrigo Sánchez and rhythm guitarist Gabriela Quintero, Rod y Gab met while playing in a thrash metal band in Mexico City. I caught up with Sánchez, 38, who splits his time between Dublin and Ixtapa, Mexico, to talk about their magical music.
Quintero was in a drama class and at the suggestion of his brother, Rodrigo met up with her.
When the longtime couple, who are not married, gave up on their hometown Mexico City metal band and moved to Ireland in 1999, they performed on the streets.
With Quintero beating a thumping percussion on her guitar and Sanchez soaring with an intricate melody line, they kept their heads down and played three different speeds, according to one early reviewer: “fast, very fast and super fast.” Crowds grew, record companies called and suddenly Rodrigo y Gabriela were signed to an Irish label and playing big European festivals, quickly gaining a global audience and selling more than 1 million albums.
Moving to Dublin, the pair built a following as Rodrigo y Gabriela, a rhythmic acoustic guitar duo.
He lives in Barcelona My brother worked at an arts centre in Mexico City in the late 1980s, and told me about this cool group of girls taking drama lessons there; he mentioned this girl Gabriela having a laugh all the time, so I arranged to meet her. I told her I was taking guitar lessons and she was like, "I really want to come too." So for us it was always about music, really, even when, shortly after, we became a couple.