‘Flamencos and mestizos’ 2016 Program Announced

SGAE Foundation has announced the program of the new edition of the ‘Flamencos and mestizos’. The music and dance series will take place March 17-20 at Sala Berlanga in Madrid.

The showcase will feature performances by Gualberto and Ricardo Miño; Ariadna Castellanos; Alonso Núñez “Rancapino Chico” with Manuel Jero; Alicia Gil, accompanied by Lito Espinosa; and dancers Asuncion Demartos, Aitana de los Reyes, Karen Lugo and Adi Akiva dancers.

Producer, composer and singer Paco Ortega returns as curator of this series, planned as a trilogy. The series takes place during December 2015, March and June 2016. The Sala Berlanga presents emerging artists that explore the boundary between deep flamenco and mestizo flamenco through instrumental performances, dancing and singing.

Flamingos and mestizos begins tomorrow, March 17, with a double bill featuring instrumental performances. First, Gualberto and Ricardo Miño (Indian sitar and flamenco guitar) will demonstrate their peculiar Sevillian flamenco fusion. The second part of the show will highlight the talent of Ariadna Castellanos who plays flamenco piano combined with jazz.

Flamenco roots will the focus on March 18 with the vocals Alonso Núñez “Rancapino Chico” accompanied by Manuel Jero on guitar, and the dancing of Asuncion Demartos. Meanwhile, on March 19, singer Alicia Gil will present her latest work accompanied by Lito Espinosa, and Aitana de los Reyes will show her unique dance style.

The series will conclude with dancers Karen Lugo and Adi Akiva, on March 20.

Thursday, March 17

Gualberto & Ricardo Miño (Indian sitar and flamenco guitar)
Ariadna Castellanos (flamenco piano)

Friday, March 18

Alonso Núñez “Rancapino Chico” (vocals)
Assumption Demartos (dance)

Saturday, March 19

Alicia Gil (vocals)
Aitana de los Reyes (dance)

Sunday, March 20

Adi Akiva (dance)
Karen Lugo (dance)

The Sala Berlanga is located on Andrés Mellado 53. Price: 5 euros. Advance sales at the box office and at entradas.com

Photo: Karen Lugo

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.

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