The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are very pleased to sponsor an appearance by master Paraguayan harpist Nicholas Carter on Thursday, July 21st, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center. The Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Avenue.
At home in two cultures, Mr. Carter was raised in Minnesota and in AsunciЧn, Paraguay, where he learned to play the harp. Paraguay has a distinguished tradition of harp music. Paraguayan musicians developed a unique instrument based on the 16th century Spanish harp and established their own style of playing. The Paraguayan harp is the national folk instrument of Paraguay and is often present at parties, churches, musical festivals, and other social events. Mr. Carter has recorded more than a dozen albums and has performed as a soloist and with various ensembles in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Israel. He currently resides in AsunciЧn, where he teaches harp. He also travels often to appear in concerts and to teach at various harp festivals. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.