Click to Watch in HD > Rodrigo y Gabriela: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Watch I cant think of a better way to describe the music of Rodrigo y Gabriela than with three words: heavy metal flamenco. And yet the duo doesnt play heavy metal — its members perform instrumentals on nylon-string guitars — nor does it play Spanish dance music. But the term fits because the pairs fierce guitar riffs feel powerfully electric, and because Rodrigo y Gabrielas rhythmic style showcases a frenetic strum that conjures the energy of flamenco.The duo have just released a new album titled, 11:11, which pays tribute to the pairs heroes — Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Astor Piazzolla and Panteras Dimebag Darrell. They recently performed a few tracks for the NPR Music Tiny Desk series including Hanuman and Buster Voodoo.