The show Qasida: Flamenco Meets Persian Music is set for Friday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m. at Zankel Hall.
Qasida combines musicians from Spain and Iran who represent and expand upon the ancient musical relationships from which flamenco is derived.
Led by two powerful vocalists, Rosario Guerrero “La Tremendita” (Sevilla, Spain) and Mohammad Motamedi (Iran), the group explores the roots of flamenco in the richly varied poetic songs and improvisations of Motamedi. Songs of Spanish folk poetry and Persian high art merge into a musical world in which the spirit of ancient ‘Al-Andalus’ is briefly revived.
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue between 57th and 56th Street, New York City.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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