World Music Saturdays at Colonial in Madrid Return January 2008

Luis Cobo "Manglis"
Luis Cobo "Manglis"

Madrid, Spain – After the Christmas holidays, World Music Saturdays return with Andalusian rock and global fusion, Castilian folk, and Klezmer combined with Sephardic music.

January 12th
Manglis Compás Machine

The meeting between rock, blues, jazz and other kinds of music led to the beginning of the "rock andaluz" (Andalusian rock), and Manglis  is a exceptional example and witness: he was the guitar player with Triana and founder of bands like the legendary Guadalquivir, Arrajatabla with Raimundo Amador, and Manteca. Now he joins forces with Nantha Kumar, a percussionist from Singapore of Indian origin. Kumar has been living in Madrid since 2000, when he arrived attracted by flamenco rhythms. He colaborates regularly with Chano Domínguez, José Antonio Ramos and Carmen París.
 Members: Luis Cobo "Manglis" (guitars), Nantha Kumar (Indian tabla and more percussion), and invited artists.January 19th

With more than 20 years on stage and 8 albums Aljibe proves show after show a broad knowledge of the musical legacy of Castile, as well as a deep scenic know how, that melts instrumental and technical richness, with a warm, and even cheeky, connection with the audience.

Components: Juan Rodríguez (main voice, accordion, fole and charra bagpipes, saxophone, bandurria and lute), Luis Ramón Martín (bandurria, lute and Spanish guitar), José Manuel Rodríguez (voice, bandurria, lute, electric bass and percussions), Domingo Martínez (Spanish and acoustic guitar, guitarro manchego), Luis Miguel Novas (flutes, clarinet, dulzaina, bagpipe), Manuel Marcos (voice, keyboards, guitar and percussion), Teresa García (voice, violin and percussion).

January 26
Klezmer Sefardí

Eduardo Paniagua, specialized in music from the "Three Cultures" (Christian, Jews and Moor, that lived together at the Iberian peninsula until Catholic Kings), and the cosmopolitan Jorge Rozemblum bring this musical fantasy: The Danube’s banks, a meeting point for Ashkenazi culture, from Central Europe, and the Sephardic tradition from the Iberian Peninsula. These are the scene of a wedding, the strongest reason for the klezmorim, the professional Jewish musicians, to come, always challenging each other in virtuosity and ability to wonder and amuse. The band is composed of Madrid-based musicians from Spain, Argentina, Bulgaria and Sudan.

Components: Jorge Rozemblum (voice, percussion), Eduardo Paniagua (qanun, kaval, ney, recorder and darbuka), Wafir Shaikheldin (violin, darbuka, ud), Nasco Hristov (accordion), Ivo Hristov (clarinet).

All concerts at 22:30. Price: 12 euros (with a free drink)
For table reservation (optional): 676 30 28 82

Sala Colonial (Madrid)
Paseo de la Florida s/n
Metro and Renfe Cercanías: Príncipe Pío

For further information about World Music Saturdays, get in touch with: Phone: (+34) 699 818 801 and 676 30 28 82. Postal address: P.O. Box 116037, Madrid 28044, Spain.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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