Sitar player Gualberto, flamenco guitarist Ricardo Miño and flamenco pianist Ariadna Castellanos are set to perform today, Thursday, March 17, 2016 as part of the ‘Flamencos and mestizos’. The concert produced by SGAE Foundation will take place at Sala Berlanga in Madrid.
Gualberto García Pérez was a member of Smash, an iconic Spanish rock groups. He’s one of the pioneers of Andalusian rock. His music has evolved over time, absorbing influences from jazz, progressive rock, folk, Indian music, chamber music and flamenco. Along with Ricardo Miño he recorded in 1998, the album Con –Trastes, a perfect dialogue between flamenco guitar and sitar.
Ricardo Miño was born in the heart of Triana (Sevilla). Influenced by flamenco music that permeates the Triana neighborhood atmosphere, at age 12 he was already a professional musician. His gift for guitar led him to travel the world, exporting flamenco to Japan, the Americas and Europe. His work has been recognized with the National Guitar Award Manolo de Huelva.
Ariadna Castellanos is a pianist, composer and one of the emerging figures of flamenco jazz. Her piano approach is unique, mixing flamenco, jazz, electronics and other genres. She has collaborated with flamenco artists like Pepe de Lucía, Jorge Pardo, Agustín Carbonell “El Bola” and Niño Josele as well as international stars like Paco de Lucia, Michel Camilo, Alejandro Sanz, Herbie Hancock and Richard Bona, among others.