WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts PRESENTS
Direct from Spain
FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2016
Featuring Spain’s foremost dancers and musicians
March 5 & 6, 19 & 20, 2016
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston
Saturday, March 5, 8pm – $60, $50, $40, $32
Latin Grammy–winning Vicente Amigo is known as one of today’s most dazzling flamenco guitarists and a likely successor to Paco de Lucía. Hailing from Córdoba, Spain, Amigo is at the forefront of a new generation of flamenco performers, steeped in the classic style while constantly innovating within the tradition.
Performing the Boston premiere of Improvisao
BOSTON PREMIERE WORK
Sunday, March 6, 7:30pm – $79, $65, $52, $40
From the legendary Farruco dynasty, the first family of Gypsy flamenco dance, Farruquito is regarded as one of the most faithful representatives of flamenco puro. His new show, Improvisao, is a work of intimate, authentic, and visceral flamenco, which Farruquito calls “a return to my roots.” He will be accompanied by guest dancer Gema Moneo, four singers, two guitarists, and a percussionist.
Performing the Boston premiere of Danzaora & Vinática
BOSTON PREMIERE WORK
Saturday, March 19, 8pm – $79, $65, $52, $40
Rocío Molina is at the forefront of modern flamenco and has been awarded many of Spain’s top accolades, including National Dancer of the Year. Considered “one of the finest soloists in the world today” (The New York Times), she performs the Boston premiere of Danzaora & Vinática, a thrilling work with live musical accompaniment.
ROSARIO “LA TREMENDITA” & MOHAMMAD MOTAMEDI
Qasida Flamenco meets Persian classical music
BOSTON DEBUT/ BOSTON PREMIERE WORK
Sunday, March 20, 7:30pm – $48, $42, $37, $30
The Qasida project is an extraordinary musical encounter between the young Spanish singer Rosario “La Tremendita” and her Iranian peer Mohammad Motamedi. Renowned for accompanying flamenco dancers Belén Maya, Rocío Molina, Rafaela Carrasco, and many others, “La Tremendita” explores the roots of flamenco in the richly varied poetic songs and improvisations of Motamedi, the young rising star of Persian classical music. They will be accompanied by six musicians on guitar, Iranian kemanche (a bowed string instrument), percussion, and palmas (hand clapping).