With invisible threads our worlds are connected and in-spite of our differences these worlds can meet in the heart of its being.
15 years ago I’ve been listening to Loyko trio, phenomenal Russian gypsy trio, dreaming to myself that one day perhaps we will meet.
Years later in Dublin I have met Oleg Ponomarev, a great violinist-multi-instrumentalist, composer and human being, one of the great original Loyko’s. He gifted me a Manuel Rodriguez guitar, as at that time I had a very old and untunable instrument. Here we are, 2016, Manuel Rodriguez Guitars have offered another gift, a 10 string guitar which I have a life time to explore. Gifts are meant to be shared with the world, in so many formats and ways. I’m deeply touched by all these pathways of life and all these incredible creators. Manuel Rodriguez Guitars family have shared with me great sustainable projects they are co-creating and I wish that there would be many more companies to come to the thinking of sustainable, green as well as alternative.
Special thanks to Maestro Raimundo Amador & Compania for meeting our differences with such an open heart and joy! What a life…so much to be grateful for!!
Thanks for being!!!
Estas & ETMusic familia
Estas Tonne plays his new guitar at MR factory, Toledo
The improvised jam session with the flamenco/jazz guitarist Raimundo Amador in la Plaza de la Paja, Madrid
Private session in the green space of El Huerto de Lucas, Madrid
This meeting happened in El Huerto de Lucas – Organic Market, which is an ECOGASTRO-CULTURAL project in the Chueca neighbourhood of Madrid.