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Flamenco 2017 Nimes

Nimes, a city in southern France, is celebrating flamenco with an impressive program featuring some of Spain’s finest performers.

Flamenco 2017 Nimes Program

January 12 and 13, 2017
Venue: Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Rocío Molina, dance

January 13, 2017
Venue: Odéon
La Taranta por Bandera with
Vocalists: José Heredia “Josélete de Linares”, Bartolomé de Haro “Toli de Linares”, Belén Vega, Nazaret Romero
Guitarists: Juan Ballesteros, Pedro Montesinos

January 14, 2017
Venue: Institut Emmanuel d’Alzon
Perico Santiago (vocals) and Antón Fernández (guitar)

Perico Santiago and Antón Fernández


Venue: Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Rafael Rodriguez “El Cabeza” on guitar, accompanied by guest dancers Rocío Molina, Milagros Menjibar, Javier Barón; and David Palomar (vocals), José Anillo (vocals), Isa Rodriguez (percussion), Roberto Jaén (palmas).

Rafael Rodriguez “El Cabeza”


January 15, 2017
Mehstura at Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Artistic Direction and choreography: Jesús Ortega
Associate artistic director: Juan Carlos Guajardo
With Zaira Santos, dance; Vicky González, vocals; Sara Castro, guitar; Eva Soto, dance; Nane Ramos, vocals; Rosa Escobar Lόpez, violin; and Miriam Cantero, percussion.

Zaira Santos


January 16, 2017
Venue: SMAC Paloma | Scène de Musiques Actuelles de Nîmes Métropole
Dorantes (piano) with Javi Ruibal (drums and percussion); Pastora Galván (dance); and Renaud Garcia-Fons (bass).



January 17, 2017
De sepia y oro show at Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Andrés Peña (dance) and Pilar Ogalla (dance) with: Miguel Soto “Londro” (vocals), David Carpio (vocals), Inma Ortega “Melchora” (vocals), Anabel Rivera (vocals), Rafael Rodríguez (guitars), Diego Montoya (palmas), Roberto Jaén (palmas).

Andrés Peña and Pilar Ogalla


January 18 and 19, 2017
Flamen’Comic! at Théâtre Christian Liger
Flamenco cartoons by Eddie Pons with Jesús de la Manuela on vocals and Anton Fernández on guitar.

January 18, 2017
Venue: Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Jesús Mendez (vocals) with Manuel Valencia on guitar; Diego Montoya and Manuel Salado on palmas; and Luis Carrasco on percussion.

January 19, 2017
Venue: Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Miguel Ángel Cortés (guitar) presenting Sonantas en tres movimientos with Los Makarines and Dani Bonilla on palmas and backing vocals; Jorge Pérez “El Cubano” on percussion. Guest dancer: Ana Morales.

January 20, 2017
Venue: Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Manuel Liñán (dance) presenting Reversible. Guest dancers: Lucia Álvarez “La Piñona”, José Maldonado and “El Torombo”; Miguel Ortega and David Carpio on vocals; Francisco Vinuesa and Pino Losada on guitar; and Miguel “El Cheyenne” on percussion.

January 21, 2017
Venue: Institut Emmanuel d’Alzon
María Terremoto (vocals) and Antonio Moya (guitar)

Venue: Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Vicente Amigo (guitar) accompanied by Añil Fernández (second guitar), Paquito González (percussion and cajón), Ewen Vernal on bass, Rafael de Utrera on vocals, and dancer El Choro.

Vicente Amigo


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Headline photo: La Taranta por Bandera


Pianist Dorantes to Perform at Nimes Flamenco Festival 2017


Acclaimed flamenco pianist and composer Dorantes is set to perform on January 16th, 2017 at Nimes Flamenco Festival 2017 in France.

Ther lineup will include Dorantes on piano; Javi Ruibal on drums and percussion; dancer Pastora Galván; and guest artist, Renaud Garcia-Fons on bass.

Dorantes is known for his fresh, new approach to flamenco and his collaborations with jazz and world music artists.

Dorantes’ discography includes: Paseo a Dos, Orobroy, Sur, and Sin Muros.

La Paloma, Nimes

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Africa Oyé to Celebrate 25th Anniversary Festival in June 2017

Afrtica Oye 2016 – Photo by Mark McNulty

Africa Oyé, the UK’s largest free festival dedicated to African and Caribbean music and culture, will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary during Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at Sefton Park in Liverpool.

This year the world music festival will present artists from Oye’s 25-year history. “We decided that it would be fitting to feature a retrospective line-up of acts for Oyé 25,” says Oyé’s Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney. “The festival and organization has come so far since the days of the city center and Concert Square and this is a chance to celebrate our birthday with friends from Liverpool and around the world“.

Africa Oye’s 2017 program will also include film screenings, gigs, parties and exhibitions.

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MerleFest Announces Six More Artists to 2017 Lineup

The great American roots music festival MerleFest has announced six more acts to the 2017 lineup: The Avett Brothers, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Chatham County Line Electric Holiday, Mandolin Orange, Steep Canyon Rangers and Sierra Hull. MerleFest is presented by Window World and scheduled for April 27-30, 2017.

This year will be the 30th celebration of this influential music festival that attracts over 75,000 participants every year. MerleFest has already announced over 75 artists for 2017, including Zac Brown Band with a very special acoustic set, Del McCoury Band, Jim Lauderdale, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan, Mountain Heart and many more. The rest of the lineup for MerleFest 2017 will be revealed over the next few months.

Tickets for MerleFest 2017 are on sale now and may be purchased at or by calling 1-800-343-7857.

headline photo: The Avett Brothers


Mundial Montreal & Drom to Present Showcase Today

Mundial Montreal & Drom will present several free world music showcases today, Friday, January 6 at the Drom club in New York City.

The selection includes

7:00 p.m.
Roopa Panesar
(London, UK)
British-Indian sitar master

7:45 p.m.
Kiran Ahluwalia
(Toronto, Canada)
Contemporary Indian with Saharan desert blues

8:30 p.m.
(Montreal, Canada)
A mix of Balkan and Quebecois music

9:15 p.m.
Leyla McCalla
(New Orleans, USA)
A rising star in the American roots music movement, Leyla will deliver American folk, jazz, Cajun and Haitian music.

10:00 p.m.
Betty Bonifasi
(Montreal, Canada)
Tribute to prison songs collected by Alan Lomax.

10:45 p.m.
Banda Magda
Jazz, world music, Latibn American and more by this ensemble led by Greek-artist Magda Giannikou.

10:45 p.m.
Vox Sambou
(Montreal, Canada)
Traditional Haitian rhythms fused with reggae & hip hop
11:30 p.m.

Orkesta Mendoza
12:30 a.m.
Mexican-style cumbia, mambo and rancheras plus psychedelia from the American southwest.

85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009
Phone: (212) 777-1157


The Now Sound of Budapest Showcase on January 5 in New York City

The Now Sound of Budapest will showcase some of the new talent in Hungary’s capital tomorrow, on Thursday, January 5 at Drom in New York City. The showcase will coincide with the influential international performing arts presenters’ conference APAP.

The lineup includes world music act Meszecsinka (“Little Moon”), described as Eastern European Psychedelic ethnic fusion; the tango-influenced improvisations of Armenian-born Hungarian musician David Yengibarian; and the folk and world jazz sounds of Mihály Borbély’s Polygon trio.



8:00 p.m. David Yengibarian
8:45 p.m. Borbély Mihály Polygon
9:30 p.m. Meszecsinka

DROM, 85 Avenue A, NYC (212) 777-1157


Third edition of Inverfest at the Teatro Circo Price in Madrid

Inverfest, the music festival with which the Teatro Circo Price welcomes the New Year, will present its third consecutive edition in 2017. It is a musical proposal for the whole family in Madrid.

Over three weeks, from January 12 to 29, 2017, the Circo Price Theater will present a selection of artists from the Spanish and international music scene. The program will offer musical diversity, including world music, pop, indie rock, flamenco, singer songwriters and even classical music.

Thursday, January 12
La Habitación Roja will open this series presenting its new work, Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart).


Friday, January 13th
Piper and multi-instrumentalist Carlos Núñez will celebrate the 20 years of A Irmandade das Estrelas (The Brotherhood of the Stars).


Saturday, January 14
Miguel Campello (ex-elbicho) will appear on stage to present Agua, pan, amor y vino, his fourth solo album.


Thursday, January 19
Flamenco singer José Mercé will return to Price with Doy la cara.


Friday, January 20
Fuel Fandango continues to sow success with its latest album, Aurora.


Saturday, January 21
Elefantes will showcase their new release, Nueve canciones de amor y una de esperanza (Nine Love Songs and One of Hope).


Sunday, January 22
James Rhodes will bring classical music to Price with a solo piano recital: Instrumental. Instrumental. Memorias de música, medicina y locura (Memories of music, medicine and madness).


Wednesday, January 25
Xoel López returns to Inverfest with Paramales, an album awarded in 2016 with two Music Awards – best pop album and best musical production – in acoustic format.


Thursday, January 26
Flamenco singer Carmen Linares will present her new album, Verso a verso, which will go on sale in early January.


Friday, January 27
The New Raemon & McEnroe will present their album Lluvia y truenos (Rain and thunder).


Saturday, January 28
The Portuguese band The Gift will go to Madrid with a sound that moves between pop rock and electronics using elegant arrangements.


For the entire family

In this third edition of the festival there is an increase in the offer of family shows with Inverfest New Rockers, five concerts for the whole family in which the youngest can enjoy a varied offer of quality music by artists of recognized prestige in the Spanish scene.

Sunday, January 15
The Pinker Tones presents their show, Los viajes de Rolf & Flor (Rolf & Flor’s Travels).


Saturday, January 21
Flamenquillos takes the stage with its project La Nube Viajera.


Sunday, January 22
Muchachito, accompanied by the live painting of Santos de Veracruz, presents a raw show for the senses.


Sunday, January 29
morning show:
Chumi Chuma will transport the whole audience to another dimension, that of childhood with the presentation of his new book-disk, Baila sin parar.


Evening show:
Furious Monkey House , a band formed by five kids between 12 and 14 years old, will close the festival with its repertoire of pop and rock with 90’s influences.

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headline photo: Fuel Fandango


Israeli Star David Broza and Friends To Perform at New York City’s Town Hall in January 2017

David Broza is set to perform on Sat., January 7th at Town Hall in New York City. The concert will coincide the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference. David will bring together an acclaimed roster of guests and friends, including singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin, jazz saxophonist Jay Beckenstein, and Palestinian qanun virtuoso Ali Paris. Other musicians include guitarist and composer Alon Albagli, drummer Yuval Lion, bassist Uri Kleinman, and jazz vocalist Tammy Scheffer.

Raised in Israel, Spain and England, Broza has been giving his charismatic and energetic performances worldwide since 1977, when his hit song “Yihye Tov” first hit the airwaves, promoting a message of peace. Broza is also known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian projects, especially a resolution to
Israeli-Palestinian conflict through dialog, culture, music and tolerance. Now, with a series of multi-platinum albums—in Hebrew, English and Spanish—he continues to deliver his message. Broza was awarded a Spanish medal of honor by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his promotion of tolerance. A passionate peace advocate, he has also been named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Broza received widespread acclaim for his 2013 album East Jerusalem West Jerusalem, produced by American musician Steve Earle and Steve Greenberg, and recorded in its entirety in the Palestinian Sabreen Studio in East Jerusalem. The work, featuring a band of both Israeli and Palestinian musicians, resulted in a beautiful, intimate documentary of the same name.

Throughout 2015, Broza worked on another studio recording with the Andalusian Orchestra of Ashkelon and musical director/conductor Tom Cohen. The album, Andalucian Love Song, includes re-imaginations of some of Broza’s greatest hits, as well as some of the greatest works of renowned Arab composers including Abed Al Wahab, among others.

David Broza & The Andalusian Orchestra Ashkelon – Andalucian Love Song

Free Admission For APAP Delegates with RSVP.


Fourth edition of Flamenco Mestizo Sounds

The SGAE Foundation has put together the fourth edition of its popular ‘Flamencos y mestizos’ series. The current edition is taking place this weekend December 9 to 11 in in Madrid Sala Berlanga.

The showcase features performances by Manzanita, Lin Cortés, La Negra, dancer José Carmona ‘Rapico’, Diego Villegas and María Mezcle.

The series started yesterday, Friday December 9th with the premiere of Manzanita’s new album Sombras y Sueños (Shadows and Dreams). There was also a performance by Lin Cortés, with his project Gipsy Revolution.

Today, Saturday 10 December, you can will be able to hear the gut-wrenching, torn vocals of La Negra, which will present her third studio album, Colores. Dancer José Carmona ‘Rapico’ will present his show Errante.

Two artists from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, multi-instrumentalist Diego Villegas and singer María Mezcle, will showcase their latest projects on Sunday, 11 December.

Flamencos y mestizos is a showcase created to highlight emerging artists who explore the borderlands between deep flamenco and mestizo flamenco through musical compositions, dance and vocal forms. The series is directed by producer, composer and singer Paco Ortega.

Saturday, December 10
La Negra
José Carmona ‘Rapico’ (Dance)

Sunday, December 11
Diego Villegas
Maria Mezcle

Sala Berlanga
Calle Andrés Mellado, 53.
Price: 5.50 euros. Advance sale at the box office and at

Headline photo: Lin Cortés


Acclaimed Artists to Celebrate the Music of Aretha Franklin

The music of Aretha Franklin will be celebrated with a special benefit concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 6. The event is produced by Michael Dorf.

Aretha Franklin is an award-winning vocalist. The initial program includes house band Antibalas, Melissa Etheridge, Kenny Loggins, Ann Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Sarah Dash, Glen Hansard, Rhiannon Giddens, Taj Mahal, Living Colour, Allen Stone, and Bettye LaVette, with many more artists to be revealed soon.

The Music of Aretha Franklin event will be Dorf’s 14th annual tribute concert held at Carnegie Hall, with 100% of the net proceeds given to music education organizations for underprivileged youth. Michael Dorf has announced that over 1.3 million net dollars has been raised by the series to date.

Many of Aretha Franklin’s most significant recordings are collected in a 19-CD box titled The Atlantic Albums Collection.

Tickets and more details at