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Rachel Sapin

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel In Portland

OPB | July 31, 2012 9:30 a.m. | Updated: Sept. 10, 2013 11:50 p.m.

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J. Elon Goodman

In case you missed it, that romantic gypsy music you hear trailing the footsteps of Owen Wilson’s fictional character “Gil” in Midnight in Paris is the oh-so-French guitar of Stephane Wrembel.

The French born-musician recently spoke with NPR’s David Greene about his musical career and his arrival in the U.S. with just $300 dollars to his name. The next day, he boldly tried to contact Woody Allen via a Yahoo Group.

Today, Wrembel is on the famed director’s music roster — as well as many others — with melodies that invoke the whimsy and free-spiritidness of the Belgian jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Have you listened to Stephane Wrembel or have you seen him in concert? Do you listen to the modern-day gypsy music genre? 

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