Chicago, Illinois, USA – One of Spain’s rising stars, Arcángel, makes his Chicago debut as part of Flamenco 2005! Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural
Center, 78 E. Washington St. He will be joined by guitarist Nino el Morao for
this admission-free concert presented by the Instituto Cervantes de Chicago in
collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.Arcángel is a young singer from southern Spain who is gaining acclaim for his clear and rich voice that has stirred the enthusiasm of flamenco lovers. He is slowly leaving behind his role as a singer for bailaores (flamenco dancers) and is demonstrating that he is one of the cantaores with great potential. Arcángel brings the inspiration of his flamenco idols such as Juan Talega, Terremoto, Caracol, and Paco Toronjo to a more contemporary setting. He is admired by the likes of Carmen
Linares,Carmen Linares, and Isidro Sanlucar. He has worked with such artists as Eva la Yerbabuena, and has sung to bailaores such as Cristina Hoyos, Belén Maya and Javier Barón. He aspires to be as deep as Caracol, Tomás Pavón or El Gallina, but adds flair to his cante that is similar to Morente or El Pele.
For information on the admission free concert with Arcángel, call 312-744-6630
or visit www.chicagoculturalcenter.org.
The Chicago Cultural Center kicks off the concerts scheduled as part of
Flamenco 2005! with Antonio Pitingo & special guests Jan. 27. The festival
features a mix of free and ticketed events including live performances from
Spain’s most current and popular stars in flamenco dance and music as well as
lectures and cutting-edge flamenco films. Presented by the Instituto Cervantes
de Chicago in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs,
participating venues include the Chicago Cultural Center, the Athenaeum,
HotHouse/CIPEX, Old Town School of Folk Music, the Chicago Symphony Center, the
Gene Siskel Film Center, and the Flamenco Arts Center. For tickets or
information about Flamenco 2005! contact The Instituto Cervantes de Chicago at
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.