Mendoza Brings Acoustic Guitar Sound to The Pullo Center
Penn State York’s Cultural and Performing Artists series kick-offs with the acoustic guitar sound of Javier Mendoza on Thursday, Sept 27. This free performance is set for 7 p.m. in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center Center at the campus. This series is sponsored by the campus and the York Newspaper Company. Tickets are not required for free performances.
Mendoza blends rock and roll with his Spanish roots and combines those elements with classical and modern rock influence to deliver a unique transnational sound. He has just released his seventh full-length album produced by David de las Heras who was involved with Vincente Amigo's Flamenco Grammy-winning album "Ciudad De Las Ideas." Mendoza’s new album blends American folk-pop with Flamenco and Electronica and some rock oriented material. This release is a follow-up to his all Spanish CD “Asolas . . . en un pasaje de mi vida” released in 2005.
Mendoza sings in English and Spanish and has been brought to campus to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 in York. Earlier in the day on Sept. 27, Mendoza will lead a brown bag workshop “Latinos in Pop Music” at noon in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community. This program is also free and open to the public. To learn more about Mendoza, visit his Web site at http://www.javiermendoza.com/ .
For more information and a full schedule of Penn State York’s free program visit http://www.pullocenter.yk.psu.edu/performances.php or call (717) 771-4045.