Acclaimed world music and flamenco artist Amir John Haddad “El Amir” is set to perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in C major for Mandolin for the first time on Greek bouzouki. The debut will take place on November 6th at the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid accompanied by first-rate musicians from the Spanish National Orchestra.
El Amir, an accomplished guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, has made a special adaptation for bouzouki and it will be the first time to hear the complete version of this Concerto on this beautiful instrument.
Canción Andaluza, the last album released by guitar maestro and Paco de Lucía will be presented live for the first time as a tribute led by two world class guitarists, Paco’s nephew José Maria Bandera (a regular member of Paco’s band) and Amir John Haddad (El Amir). The concert will take place at the IV Encuentro Internacional de Guitarra Paco de Lucía on July 18th, 2017 in Paco de Lucia’s birthplace, Algeciras (Spain).
Canción Andaluza focused on popular Andalusian music known as copla. It received two 2 Latin Grammy awards in 2014 for Best Flamenco Album and Best Album of the Year.
The lineup for this special concert includes José María Bandera on guitar; El Amir on guitar and bouzouki; Josemi Garzón on double bass; and Israel Katumba on percussion. Celebrated flamenco singer Arcángel is scheduled to appear as special guest.
July 18th, 2017
Parque María Cristina, Algeciras
Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Amir John Haddad will join American bass master Marcus Miller on April 12th at Nuevo Teatro Apolo. Other guests include Josemi Carmona (Ketama) and Pepe Bao (O’Funk’illo).
El Amir had a first encounter with Marcus Miller on stage last summer at the Festival Cultura Inquieta (Madrid) and the experience was very positive and both artists connected musically.
For the first time these four artists come together on stage and will immerse into a Jazz, Funk, Flamenco, Middle Eastern and Afro-Mediterranean fusion.