Mark Achuff

   ~  guitarist ~


The Brazilian Guitar, called the violao, is a finger-style method that is as readily recognizable as Spanish Guitar or Flamenco Guitar styles. The harmonies and chord progressions are similar to turn of the century Ragtime works. One also hears American jazz music formats of the 1930s and 40s in these works.  But the rhythms are based on African, Caribbean, and heartbeats of the indigenous peoples.