The Los Angeles Philharmonic has revealed the early 2020 World Music series. Merrill Garbus’ Tune-Yards will perform January 31, 2020. Guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré is set to open the evening.
Renowned Irish band The Chieftains will present The Irish Goodbye Tour on March 1, 2020.
Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones, daughters of Ravi Shankar, will celebrate the centenary of Ravi Shankar in this evening dedicated to his life and legacy on May 19, 2020. Additional special guests will be announced.
The concerts will take place at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA.
Performing arts presenter Círculo Flamenco de Madrid has announced its programming for the first quarter of 2020. The programming includes flamenco concerts at the OFF Latina venues, and book presentations at No Tarima Libros in Madrid, Spain.
The first show will take place on January 16, presenting one of the great flamenco guitarists from Seville, Manolo Franco.
On January 23 there will be a presentation of the magazine Recopilatorio Artistas Flamencos de Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Flamenco Artists Collection of Sanlúcar de Barrameda), by Servando Repetto.
The last event in January will be the presentation of the new album from Antonio Campos, titled Tardo Antiguo.
The February program will begin on February 6th with a concert by Ángel Gabarre accompanied by Montoyita on guitar.
On February 13, the Círculo Flamenco de Madrid will present the book Tremendo asombro by José Luis Ortiz Nuevo, a poet from Archidona who found traces offlamenco in the theaters of Havana.
The last show that month will be on February 27, an encounter with radio producer José María Velázquez-Gaztelu, who will celebrate the 35th anniversary of his radio show Nuestro flamenco.
March will begin on January 12th with the traditional Flamenco Women’s Day (Día de la Mujer Flamenca), which will feature La Kaíta as the protagonist, in addition to the many guests who will join in.
On March 19th, Paco Zambrano will present his book
Porrina de Badajoz, an essential biography that has just sold out its second
The quarter will close on March 26th with the concert by Jerez artists Miguel Lavi and Manuel Parrilla.
All events will begin
at 9:00 pm, both in OFF Latina, and at No Tarima Libros.
The SGAE Foundation will present Flamencos de Aqui (Flamencos from Here), a series of concerts from January 23 to 25, 2020 at the Sala Berlanga venue. The artists featured are part of Madrid’s thriving flamenco scene.
The series will begin on January 23rd with celebrated Gypsy singer M. Heredia (Marta Heredia), an artist that has performed at the most important theaters in the world, accompanied by upcoming artists on dance and guitar. M. Heredia is a member of the famed Heredia flamenco lineage. Her show is titled Esencias Flamencas.
The next day, January 24, the focus will be the Flamenco cajón, a percussion instrument that has become a standard in flamenco ensembles. Cajón masters Lucky Losada and Antonio Losada, members of the well known Losada family, will show the audience the evolution of this musical instrument, together with dance and guitar. The show is titled Flamencos por cajones, a word play that means ballsy flamenco or flamenco for the sake of it.
The series will conclude on Friday, January 25, showcasing the great guitarist Iván Losada, accompanied by young upcoming dancers and singers. The show is titled Los canasteros: Tributo al Teatro Real de los gitanos (Los canasteros: Tribute to the Royal Theater of the Gypsies).
This diverse concert is a tribute to the legendary flamenco maestro Manolo Caracol, his zambra and the now defunct Los Canasteros flamenco nightclub in Madrid. For 30 years, Los Canasteros welcomed artists, intellectuals and bullfighters on Barbieri Street, and was known by the nickname of “Teatro Real” (Royal theater) of the gypsies
Wednesday, January 23 – Esencias Flamencas
M. Heredia, vocals
Jesús “el Almendro”, vocals
José Sisón, guitar
Marcos Morales, dance
Antonia Estepa, dance
Thursday – January 24 – Flamencos por cajones
Lucky Losada, percussion
Antonio Losada, percussion
Saúl Quirós, vocals
Mario Montoya, guitar
Ileana Gómez, dance
Friday, January 25 – Los canasteros: Homenaje al “Teatro Real” de los gitanos
Iván Losada, guitar
Eleazar Cerreduela, vocals
Nael Salazar, vocals
Iván Losada Jr., percussion
José “el Bocadillo”, dance
All shows at 9:00 pm at Sala Berlanga, Calle Andrés Mellado 53. Price: 6.50 euros. Advance sale at the box office and at entradas.com.
The 28th annual Africa Oyé festival is set to take place at Sefton Park in Liverpool, UK on June 20th and 21st, 2020. The festival will showcase the music and culture of Africa and the Diaspora, along with DJs and dance, as well as workshops, food vendors and traders in the Oyé Village.
In 2019, Africa Oyé broke its single-day attendance record and took two awards at the inaugural Liverpool City Region Culture & Creativity Awards.
Oyé’s Artistic Director, Paul Duhaney said: “In 2019 we focused on the amazing music from across the wider African Diaspora, so this year we’ll be looking at a more traditional Oyé line-up. Local artists will once again open the music offering each day via our Oyé Introduces program, and we’ll again be showcasing community acts, giving some Liverpool creatives the chance to share the stage with world music stars.”
The first of the main stage artists are set to be revealed next month.
Two of Rio de Janeiro’s best known samba funk artists, singer-songwriter and actor (City of God, Irmandade) Seu Jorge and his colleague, guitarist and songwriter Rogê, are set to perform at the Townhall on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
The New York concert is part of Winter Jazzfest 2020. After that, the Brazilian artists will be performing in Washington, D.C.’s Howard Theatre (January 17) and Berkeley, California’s UC Theatre (January 19). They will play songs from the their new album, Seu Jorge & Rogê, together with their best known tunes.
The concert will also include an Israeli musician with close ties to Brazil: Anat Cohen, clarinet and saxophone player player. Two of Cohen’s Brazilian albums, Rosa dos Ventos and Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos, received Grammy nominations. At The Town Hall she will appear with her Brazilian band, Choro Aventuroso.
Seu Jorge’s greatest hits are “Carolina,” “Amiga da Minha Mulher” (My Woman’s Friend), and “Burguesinha” (Bourgeois Girl).
On Friday, January 24, 2020, two of the finest groups from Quebec, Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Antan, will perform together in Zankel Hall. The show called QuebecFest! will present the traditional and contemporary dance tunes of French-Canadian culture. The groups use hurdy-gurdy, jaw harp, guitar, and accordion along with richly harmonized songs and instrumentals.
Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Antan got together in 2016 and have performed traditional Quebec folk music throughout Quebec, the United States, France and Switzerland, and at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall. In 2018, the two bands released a joint album titled Notre Album Solo that was awarded Album of the Year—Traditional at the Quebec Association for the Recording, Concert and Video Industries (ADISQ).
Canadian world music presenters Nuits d’Afrique have announced a set of upcoming performances. This series of concerts will begin with the winner of the Golden Syli (Syli d’Or) 2019 world music award, Mamoutou Dembélé, known as “Emde” (Mali) who will present a show imbued with Manding blues on February 6, 2020, at Club Balattou in Montreal, Canada.
The program will culminate with outstanding vocalist and guitarist Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), who will return to Montreal on February 23, 2020, at The National venue.
The SGAE Foundation will present the latest edition of Flamenco y Mestizos (Flamenco and hybrids) this month. The ongoing series provides a window to emerging projects. The series will take place December 12-14, 2019 at Sala Berlanga in Madrid, Spain.
Flamencos y Mestizos will cover all aspects of current flamenco, focusing on singing, dancing, the guitar and saxophone.
The first show will be on Thursday, December 12, with the project of young saxophonist and singer from Cádiz, Antonio Lizana, who fuses jazz and flamenco. The next concert that day will present singer Naike Ponce, from Salucar de Barrameda, accompanied by the guitar of Juan José Suárez ‘Paquete’, a member of the prestigious flamenco lineage of Los Porrina.
The next day, December 13, Flamencos y Mestizos will open with the self-taught vocals of María Marín, who will travel throughout the world with her voice, accompanied by her inseparable guitar. The second session of the night will showcase the dance performance of a young artist from Cádiz, Lucía Álvarez ‘La Piñona.’
The SGAE Foundation will conclude this series on Saturday, December 14 with the moaning style of La Fabi (Fabiola Pérez), who will present her album Frutos y flores, where she displays her powerful voice. The other artist featured, Antonia Jiménez will demonstrate that women can also embrace the curves of a guitar with fury, talent and passion.
Created in 2015, Flamencos y Mestizos has become a window for emerging artists who investigate the borders between deep flamenco and mestizo (hybrid) flamenco. The series is directed by producer, composer and singer Paco Ortega.
Shows start at 21:00 (9:00 p.m.) at Sala Berlanga, Calle Andrés Mellado 53, Madrid. Price: 5.50 euros. Advance sale at the box office and tickets.com.
Thursday, December 12 Antonio Lizana (sax and vocals) Naike Ponce & Paquete (vocals and guitar)
Friday, December 13 María Marín (vocals and guitar) La Piñona (dance)
Saturday, December 14 Antonia Jiménez (guitar) La Fabi (vocals)
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