Germán López

Germán López
  • country:Spain
  • label:not signed
  • artist submitted by:Jeito

Line up

  • Antonio Toledo (guitar)
  • Germán López  (timple)

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Germán López is the most innovative modern exponent of the timple, the emblematic folk instrument of the Canary Islands. It's a small 5-string guitar of Baroque origins and related to South American instruments like the cavaquinho, cuatro and charango. Over the past two decades the timple has been the focus of a revival by noted Canarian musicians who began to place it within other styles of music. Germán is carrying on the work, performing in a wide variety of musical settings, whether in duo with guitarist Antonio Toledo or Canarian singer Luis Morera or collaborating in jazz-fusion projects, or as on his recent album, De Raiz (from the roots), where he experiments with flamenco and global influences, he's flying the timple flag, weaving these multiple elements into a platform for his instrument and accomplished artistry.