Free concert of Los Gu’achis music
The musical group, Los Gu'achis, will perform at the Sonoma Valley Library, 755 W. Napa St., on Saturday, Jan. 26, starting at 2 p.m.
Los Gu’achis’ musical style stems from the American Southwest, including early California. “It is an exciting sound that people seem to want to dance to,” said violinist Barbara Arhon.
Los Gu'achis take their name from the Gu-Achi Fiddlers, who resided in the town of Gu-Achi in southern Arizona. There they developed a unique musical sound utilizing violins, guitar and drums playing polkas, two-steps and mazurkas. The Gu-Achi Fiddlers, who were members of the Tohono O'odham tribe (“The Desert People”), are no more, but Los Gu'achis is keeping much of their music alive.
This program is sponsored with funding from the Friends of the Sonoma Valley Regional Library and is free and open to the public.