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VIENNA HUMANITIES FESTIVAL

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PROGRAMM

PHIL MANZANERA
FROM REVOLUCIÓN TO ROXY

PHIL MANZANERA's fame derives from his role as the guitarist of the legendary British band Roxy Music. Less well-known is his extraordinary childhood. His mother came from Colombia, while his father was a spy working for Britain in most Latin American hotspots during the tumultuous 1960s. In conversation with IWM Rector MISHA GLENNY, Phil will recall his time as a young boy during the Cuban Revolution, and in Bolivia as Che Guevara made his last stand. The talk will be interspersed with demonstrations of his dazzling guitar skills, emphasizing his background in Latin American musical traditions.

 

PHIL MANZANERA is globally renowned as a musician, producer, and composer. He shot to fame in the early 1970s as a founder member and lead guitarist with the seminal band Roxy Music. He has performed with and produced many of the greats of modern music, including Bob Dylan, David Gilmour, Robert Wyatt, Rod Stewart, and Brian Eno. His memoir, Revolución to Roxy (Wordsworth Publishing, 2024), reads more like a seventeenth-century novel than a rock star memoir.

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