Music by Chicha Libre + Gyan Riley
Merkin Concert Hall
Goodman House, 129 W. 67th Street
(212) 501-3330
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Charlie Chaplin’s Pay Day & The Idle Class plus short animations from Harry Smith’s Early Abstractions. The Peruvian-influenced psychedelic pop of Chicha Libre mixes Colombian cumbia, dreamy surf guitar, and Andean melodies.  They present their scores to Chaplin’s Pay Day (1922) and The Idle Class (1921). Gyan Riley is an equally strong presence in the worlds of classical guitar and contemporary music. He’s performed throughout Europe and the U.S., both as a soloist and in ensembles with Zakir Hussain, the San Francisco Symphony, the Falla Guitar Trio, and his father, the composer/pianist/vocalist Terry Riley.