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Germán López, photo Nacho Gonzalez

Germán López brings the sounds of the Canary Islands to Gig Performance Space (1808 Second St., Suite H) on Monday, March 11, with his 5-stringed timple, a traditional plucked instrument popular on the Spanish archipelago. In López’s hands, the diminutive timple — a forebear of the ukelele — reverberates with music intrinsic to the islands. But López transforms island music into a delicate and entrancing evocation redolent of jazz, Spanish flamenco, and West African rhythms. The thirty-seven-year-old virtuoso has been giving public concerts since the age of ten, when he began collaborating with legendary timple player José Antonio Ramos, a partnership that aroused his passion for the instrument. Germán will be accompanied by guitarist Antonio Toledo. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 the day of the performance and are available at holdmyticket.com, by calling 505-886-1251, or at the door 30 minutes before showtime. 

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