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Third Week of Suma Flamenca 2017

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The final week of Madrid’s acclaimed flamenco festival Suma Flamenca will feature renowned acts along with, free concerts.

The artists set to perform this week include Rocío Márquez, Carlos de Jacoba, María Moreno and Pepe Torres at El Pavón Teatro Kamikaze; Ultra High Flamenco at the Museo del Traje (Costume Museum); Maria Terremoto at Residencia de Estudiantes; Jesús de Rosario at the Casa Museo Lope de Vega (Lope de Vega House Museum) and Arcángel at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum Gardens. These last four concerts are also free and open to the public until full capacity.

additionally, the festival will feature a series of improvisations and master classes led by Mercedes Ruiz, Javier Barón, Juana Amaya and Olga Pericet, as well as a dialogue and illustrated lecture titled ‘How New York Snatched from Paris the Modern Idea of Flamenco.’

Upcoming events:

Rocío Márquez
June 22 at 8:30 pm at El Pavón Teatro Kamikaze

Carlos de Jacoba
June 23 at 8:30 pm at El Pavón Teatro Kamikaze

Ultra High Flamenco
June 23 at 10pm at the Costume Museum, free concert

Mary Terremoto
June 24 at 10:30 pm at the Residencia de Estudiantes, free concert

María Moreno
June 24 at 8:30 pm at El Pavón Teatro Kamikaze

Jesus de Rosario
June 24 at 10:00 pm at Casa Museo Lope de Vega, free concert

Arcángel
June 24 at 10:00 pm at Lázaro Galdiano Museum Gardens, free concert

Pepe Torres
June 25th at 7:30 pm at El Pavón Teatro Kamikaze

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Iberian Nights Eclectica in London to present Rocio Márquez

Rocio Márquez
Rocio Márquez

 

Outstanding flamenco vocalist Rocio Márquez is set to perform at Iberian Nights Eclectica on March 22, 2015 at 19:30 (7:30 pm). Márquez will be accompanied by guitar maestro Miguel Ángel Cortés and percussion duo Los Mellis. Rocío released Claridad in 2013.

 

Shakespeare’s Globe
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London SE1 9DT
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Telephone +44 (0)20 7401 9919

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Rocío Marquez, a Prodigious New Flamenco Voice

 Rocío Marquez - Claridad

Rocío Marquez – Claridad

 

Rocío Marquez – Claridad (Universal Music Spain, 2014)

Singer-songwriter Rocío Márquez is one of the rising stars in the world of flamenco. She is gifted with one of the best voices in the current flamenco scene. Her captivating style combines retro cool, modern elegance and an impressive passionate vocal delivery. Her album Claridad contains a wonderful mix of traditional songs along with new compositions by Rocío.

The flamenco subgenres and Andalusian folk styles featured on Claridad include jotilla de aroche from Huelva, fandangos, flamenco tangos, bulerías, romance, seguirilla, tanguillos, guajiras, habaneras, abandolaos, tarantas and nana (lullaby).

Her regular accompanist is guitar maestro Alfredo Lagos from Jerez de la Frontera, who provides most of the musical arrangements on the album. The instrumentation combines traditional flamenco with old time Andalusian song and jazz.

 

 

The lineup on Claridad includes Rocío Marquez on lead and backing vocals; Alfredo Lagos on guitar; Guillermo Guillén on guitar; Carlos Peña on bass; Jorge Pardo on flute and saxophone; Rosa Torres-Pardo on piano; Jorge Tejerina on percussion, palmas (handclap percussion) and backing vocals; Juan Carlos Aracil on palmas; and José Luis Garrido on backing vocals.

 

 

Rocío Márquez Limon was born in Huelva in 1985. She started singing at a young age, studied flamenco at the Peña Flamenca de Huelva (Huelva Flamenco Club) and became a performer at a young age. Simultaneously, Rocio studied piano at the conservatory.

 

Rocío Márquez
Rocío Márquez

 

She appeared on various TV shows and at 15 she relocated to Sevilla. In 2005 she was awarded a scholarship to study at Fundación Cristina Heeren where she learned from masters José de la Tomasa and Paco Taranto. Rocío Márquez has a degree in Music Education from Universidad de Sevilla.

In 2007 Rocio won the first prizes at various small flamenco festivals in Alhaurín de la Torre, Calasparra, Marchena, Mijas and Jumilla. However, she got national exposure in 2008 when she won the highly coveted national award Lámpara Minera at the Festival del Cante de las Minas de la Unión.

 

 

Her latest album is titled Niño, an album dedicated the highly popular Pepe Marchena (also known as Niño de Marchena), an artist that was beloved by music fans and fellow artists and vilified by flamenco purists.

Rocío Márquez is currently a music professor at Fundación Cristina Heeren and conducts flamenco music conferences.

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