Omar Torrez

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The Triple Door Presents

Wednesday / December 4, 2013

7:30pm Show - 6:30pm Doors open and dinner service begins in the theater {All Ages}
 
$20 Tickets

Omar Torrez’s music is equal parts post-modern rock, Mexican and Cuban Son and gutbucket blues. Think classic Latin song forms melted in Nortec Collective’s blast furnace and laced with the particulate embers of Arcade Fire’s and Manu Chao’s playfulness.
First gaining notoriety at the Jimi Hendrix Guitar competition at the Bumbershoot festival, Torrez has shared the stage with Buena Vista Social Club, Susana Baca, Sidestepper, Jethro Tull, Tony Levin and Bill Laswell. He was Tom Wait’s guitarist in his most recent Glitter and Doom world tour.
Torrez has gained fans worldwide through international festivals and humanitarian work. As a Fulbright Scholarship recipient, the artist performed to the benefit of children displaced by the conflict between the Republic of Georgia and the Russian Federation. Torrez was also awarded a 2010 grant from CONACULTA (the Ministry of Culture and Education in Mexico), in which he curated and produced the record entitled Entre Mundos, a collaboration between La Banda Sinfónica Mixteca and international musicians, using music to tear down cultural barriers.
The artist has played at prestigious festivals like: Bumbershoot, The San Francisco International Film Festival, Festival Cervantino and Dia De Los Muertos in Mexico, The Waiting for Waits Festival in Spain, The Steppenwolf Awards, Island of Light and Dvizhenie in Russia. Omar’s music was featured in Warren Miller’s “Impact” and on television shows such as NBC’s “Heroes,” "Whoopie," "Felicity" and “Grosse Pointe."

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