Modeste Hugues Duo

Modeste Hugues Duo

Madagascan guitarist Modeste Hugues has been making a splash in the last few years with his soft-grained, pleasing voice and understatedly skilful guitar playing. Fresh from recording his latest album, he performs at The Forge as part of a duo on Sunday 16 November at 8.15pm.

The music Modeste Hugues plays is unique to the Betroka region of Madagascar, influenced by all the traditional sounds of the area together with some softer South African dance rhythms. He began playing guitar at the age of 15, using fishing line for string! He soaked up the sounds around him including the sounds of the bush, birds, and the whistling of the shepherds, all of which had an influence on his music. He moved to London in 1996 with his Greek wife and decided to pursue his first love, music.
Tickets for the Modeste Hugues Duo are priced at £14. Over 60s, under 16s and students pay £12. For more information or for tickets, call the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244. Or use the Anvil Arts website or the ticket fax 01256 366900.


For further information, photographs, interviews or review tickets, please contact:
Andrea Bath at Anvil Arts on 01256 819797 (email:

Region: All
Start Date: 16/11/2008
End Date: 16/11/2008
Start Time: 20.15
Venue: The Forge at The Anvil
Venue Address: Churchill Way, Basingstoke
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Andrea Bath
Phone: 01256 819 797