T i e r r a N e g r a guitar lounge music
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TIERRA NEGRA`s music covers a wide spectrum of emotions and takes the listener to the hot climate of Southern France and Spain.
Both guitarist spend a lot of time in the Camargue, Southern France, and in Spain, which inspires their music. The Camargue is the part of France, where the Gipsy Kings originally came from.
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"Furia Flamenca - passionate & soulful" the 1997 debut cd from Germanies most succesful guitar duo!
This cd was recorded between August and September 1997, after TIERRA NEGRA returned from their first tour to Canada. Tierra Negra got the record contract offered after their first show in Montreal. The two guitarrists Raughi and Leo flew back home and wrote the tunes on this cd. This cd includes also three cover songs from the Gipsy Kings(Bamboleo, Soy, Djobi Djoba). The cd sold extremly well on the german music market and was the beginning of their carreer in Europe and Canada.
Tierra Negra founded their own label Tierra Negra Records oHG in January 2002. When TIERRA NEGRA received their copyrights back from their old record company in 2003 they re-released this album with two extra tunes and a new and more beautiful artwork(this cd contains now 16 tracks)in October 2003.
TIERRA NEGRA was founded by two German guitarrists Leo Henrichs and Raughi Ebert 1997. Soon, in their early days of existing as a band, they received an invitation from the famous canadian DJ and soundtrack composer Ramachandra Borcar (www.ramasutra.com) to do a little club tour in Montreal, Canada. DJ Ram happened to be Raughi’s half brother of Raughi he never knew he had before. Until the day they coincidentally found out about it! Such a drama that ended happy-ending! Ram decided to come to Germany and the two half brothers met for the first time in their lives... During his stay, he attended several live performances of TIERRA NEGRA. Ram was very impressed and that became one of the reasons for the invitation. Two months later, Raughi and Leo flew to Montreal. Their first show took place on the terrace at a club called "di salvio" on the Rue Saint Laurent in Montreal. Terribly nervous, they played their asses off and the audience loved them! Apparently both, their music AND their asses! Right after the show, a man came up and introduced himself to them as the junior president of madacy entertainment group, a big independent record company. He proposed to sign TIERRA NEGRA on his label. After meeting him a second time, contracts were negotiated and signed. Three and a half months later, TIERRA NEGRA’s debut album "furia flamenca" emerged on the German market. Things went fast and after releasing the debut CDs in several European countries, Canada and USA followed. TIERRA NEGRA returned to Canada in 1998 and 1999 to do several in-store promotions at HMV along with club concerts in Montreal. Their second album "para ti - flamenco nuevo" was released in 1999 in Germany, followed by Canada in 2000. At the same year, TIERRA NEGRA did the opening of the RAMASUTRA shows in Montreal. It was such a successful performance that words got around and TIERRA NEGRA received an invitation to play at the FESTIVAL DE ETE DE QUEBEC. They gave their own concerts at the festival and were honored to perform together with Bob Brozman, Ganesh Anandan and DJ RAM. Still at the very same summer, TIERRA NEGRA flew to the US following an invitation of a befriended musician to perform at the Sedona Guitar Festival in Arizona. This time, they also shared the stage with Stanley Jordan and Peppino D..Agostino. 2000 was also the year in which Raughi and Leo invented the TIERRA NEGRA guitar, handcrafted by a spanish luthier and introduced it at the Frankfurt Musikmesse the following year.
In 2002 TIERRA NEGRA decided to set up their own record company “TIERRA NEGRA Records” and to go “the indie way”. It turned out to be very a good decision as they soon after successfully released their third album "clouds in the sky". Their fourth album "turn of the tide" was released in 2004 and a year later in August (?) 2005 their fans enjoyed the release of their fifth album:"el sonido del sur". The legendary GIPSY KINGS signed the agreement to become for the TIERRA NEGRA guitar endorser in that very same year.
" mediterranean guitar lounge Vol 1.", a compilation of their works, were released in 2006.
TIERRA NEGRA celebrates their 10th years anniversary in 2007! To this special occasion, they have been working on their seventh album"The Elements" which will be released in November 2007.
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The GIPSY KINGS love and endorse the TIERRA NEGRA flamenco guitar!
Tierra Negra has designed their own signature guitar model. It is a totally handcrafted high quality flamenco guitar build by a spanish luthier. For more details about the guitar please visit the TIERRA NEGRA webshop or send an email to email@example.com
Last summer, in July 2004, the GIPSY KINGS flew to Germany to play life at big a German TV show. Because their own instruments were stuck at the German customs, their manager called TIERRA NEGRA to borrow 8 guitars for this tv programm on the same day. When the guitars arrived at the venue the GIPSY KINGS immediatly started to make session with our instruments and didn`t stop until the beginning of their tv broadcasting. During the show the GIPSY KINGS manager called us and told us that the band loves the sound and the quality of the TIERRA NEGRA guitars. He asked for a meeting with us and the band. It was great fun for us to meet the guys, to have dinner with them, to talk and to play with them. After our meeting the GIPSY KINGS offered TIERRA NEGRA to endorse the TIERRA NEGRA guitar world wide!!!
THE TIERRA NEGRA FLAMENCO GUITAR
In cooperation with a Spanish luthier the artists of TIERRA NEGRA - Raughi Ebert and Leo Henrichs - have designed a flamenco guitar ñ the TIERRA NEGRA guitar - that defines a new standard of quality in the modern world of professional flamenco guitars. Their experiences as professional musicians from many years touring and studio works melt together with the big knowledge of many generations being involved in the Spanish art of lutherie.
The TIERRA NEGRA guitar is a high quality instrument equally appropriate for live performances or studio sessions. The fully handcrafted guitar is made from hand selected solid wood. The instrument is extremely comfortable to play and satisfies the high requirements of professional musicians. Sound wise the guitar is ideally suited for flamenco and even jazz and pop music. It has a delicate warm and light sound with rich basses and clear trebles.
The GIPSY KINGS liked the TIERRA NEGRA guitar so much, that they immediately signed a world wide exclusive endorsement contract with the TIERRA NEGRA company. "The TIERRA NEGRA flamenco guitar is the best instrument that we have ever got the chance to work with", says GIPSY KINGS lead guitarist TONINO BALLIARDO proudly. "I love the sound and it is a pleasure to play on such a comfortable instrument!"
But also among more traditional flamenco players as ANTONIO ANDRADE, the TIERRA NEGRA guitar is highly recommended for the use as a solo instrument and for dance accompaniment. "I use the same TIERRA NEGRA guitar doing my solo performances and working with my dance company. The variety of the sounds that you can create on this instrument is amazing", says ANTONIO ANDRADE enthusiastically.
Each instrument is numbered and signed by TIERRA NEGRA on the lable. Each guitar is unique and comes with a luxury case.
ï Modell: Tierra Negra GK (GIPSY KINGS)
ï Land of origin: Spain
ï Type: Flamenco
ï Colour: honey yellow into a touch of orange
ï Top: solid spruce
ï Body / Side: solid cypress , (three pieces body)
ï Fretboard: ebony
ï Tuner: professional machine heads, gold plated and ornamented
ï Soundhole: rosette with rose design and Tierra Negra name
ï Headstock: Diabolo design
ï Case: luxury case with golden mountings and a number locker
Watch the GIPSY KINGS performing live on the TIERRA NEGRA guitar on the new GIPSY KINGS DVD "Live at Kenwoodhouse" or listen to the TIERRA NEGRA guitar used on the new TIERRA NEGRA CD "El sonido del sur" or at www.tierranegra.de