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September 23, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

**Direct from France, QAIRO is a spectacular 7-person music and dance extravaganza blending flamenco with influences from around the world!**

Advance ~ $30 at Gibsons Florist or online CLICK HERE
$35 at the door
Bordeaux, France-based group QAIRO will perform in Gibsons for the first time for a captivating and entertaining evening of music and dance, after selling out their 1st Canadian tour in 2022.
Qairo is a fiery and dynamic 7-person music and dance ensemble that combines the emotionally charged vocals and pulsing rhythms of flamenco with the infectious melodies and ear-popping tonalities of the Mediterranean diaspora. From Spain to Turkey (with stops along the way), Qairo is music for dancing. It’s Turkish micro-tones played on a saxophone, original flamenco verses “sung” by a clarinet, Balkan rhythms punctuated by Andalucian guitar, and flamenco footwork pounded out like improvised jazz. Qairo is guitar, oud, clarinet, saxophone, drums, electric bass, cante (flamenco song) and baile (flamenco dance) acting like they belong on stage together.
The ensemble’s tight-knit and eclectic members hail from France, Spain, Canada and Turkey. Singer Alejandro Mendía (Bordeaux) and dancers Lia Grainger (Toronto) and Deborah “La Caramelita” (Bordeaux) met in Seville in 2012 and toured Canada and Europe for years with their flamenco ensemble Fin de Fiesta Flamenco. In 2019, ready to incorporate new musical and choreographic influences into their work, the three artists joined forces with flamenco guitarist Manuel Vazquez and clarinetist and saxophonist Dorian Zavatta. They are joined onstage by percussionist Alex Carrasco and drummer Gaetan Diaz. Together, they have composed an album of entirely original songs that deliver a message of hope, love and longing inspired by folk tradition and infused with an eastern spiciness that will get you on your feet and dancing.


September 23, 2023
7:30 pm
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Heritage Playhouse
662 North Road
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V9 Canada
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(604) 886-8998