New Director at City Opera
Music From Across the River

Latin Sounds from Prague


Heard an excellent Latin guitarist/vocalist at Barbes tonight, who just happens to be Czech. Her name is Marta Topferova, and she played cuatro, a small Spanish guitar, with flute, bass and percussion, along with an occasional guest on maracas. Dark, beautiful voice, with classic Czech looks to match. She sang mostly in Spanish, but did sing one song in Slovak about a basil plant, contorting her face like an old peasant woman. She's back at Barbes on the 29th; highly recommended.