Press Release: Yamandu Costa at Open Space

Brazilian Virtuoso Yamandu Costa Performs on April 29

Two Days after Taking the Stage at Benaroya Hall, Guitar Great Graces Stage at Open Space for Arts & Community

OPEN SPACE FOR ARTS & COMMUNITY – Following last month’s successful return to indoor events with Haitian band Lakou Mizik, Open Space for Arts & Community is thrilled to announce a second indoor event showcasing internationally acclaimed artist: Brazilian guitarist Yamandu Costa at Open Space on April 29th at 8pm. Yamandu Costa will perform only twice in the Seattle area, at Open Space for Arts & Community on Vashon and Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

Yamandu Costa is widely considered one of the greatest guitarists in the world today. This virtuoso 7-string guitar player has left audiences breathless around the world with his impressive skill and overwhelming passion. Born to a musical family in Rio Grande do Sul in the south of Brazil, he played his first major concert at age 17 in São Paulo and quickly gained international fame for his incredible talent. Yamandu is credited with reviving Brazilian guitar music. His diverse repertoire includes styles like chorinho, bossa nova, milonga, tango, samba, and chamamé, making him difficult to categorize into a single genre. 

A 2021 Latin GRAMMY winner for Best Instrumental Album, Costa has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Richard Galliano, Doug de Vries, Gilberto Gil, Toquinho, João Bosco, Ney Matogrosso, Marisa Monte, Renato Borghetti and more. He has also been a featured soloist with prestigious symphony orchestras around the world. Yamandu Costa will perform a breathtaking set of Latin American pieces as well as brand new compositions during his upcoming tour of the United States, with exclusive performances in Washington state at Open Space for Arts & Community on Vashon, The Orcas Center on the Orcas Islands, and Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

Last month on March 30 & 31, Haitian band Lakou Mizik visited Vashon for a dinner and performance hosted by Open Space for Arts & Community, Scarlett Productions, and Gravy. With limited seating to increase space between guests, the performance sold out at 144 guests, marking a successful return to indoor events, the organization’s first since March 2020.

“We look forward to continuing beautiful outdoor events this summer, but there is something about the intimacy and community of a sizzling indoor event that is in the Open Space DNA,” said producer David Godsey. “We’re so lucky to have such a talented team here. They’re brilliant at utilizing our large, flexible space to implement our strict safety guidelines. After the smooth return to indoor performance last month, we can’t wait to do it again.” 

Proof of vaccination or documentation of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours is required for all guests. Masks are required for all visitors unless actively eating or drinking. Please stay home if you are experiencing COVID symptoms or if you have been exposed to someone who is. A limited supply of free youth tickets are available while supplies last. Tickets are $28 online in advance, and $34 on the day of the show. Doors open at 7:30. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit OpenSpaceVashon.com.

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