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Lara Wong Flamenco/ CANCELLED
June 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
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An entrancing evening of flamenco jazz music and dance from Spain and Canada, led by award-winning flamenco flautist, Lara Wong.
About this event
Hailing from the flamenco jazz capital of Madrid, Spain, the Lara Wong Quartet brings us some of the most exciting music from the flamenco scene today.
This flamenco jazz quartet features Lara Wong on flute and bansuri, Melón Jiménez on flamenco guitar, Davide Sampaolo on percussion, and guest dancer Lia Grainger. The dynamite encounter of these four extraordinary artists results in a treasure chest of musical gems that have their origins in flamenco and are embellished with Indian and Jazz influences. Mystical melodies on bamboo bansuri flute and exploratory improvisations on traverse flute are accompanied by dazzling flamenco guitar riffs and sophisticated rhythms on percussion.
Born and raised in Canada, award-winning musician Lara Wong now makes her home in Madrid, Spain. In 2021 she became the first woman to win the prestigious “Filon” award for best flamenco instrumentalist at the Festival Cante de las Minas, Spain’s most important flamenco competition. She was also the first foreigner to win in any category in the festival’s 60 year history. In February, she released her first album “Rosa de los Vientos” which was produced by her guitarist and partner, Melón Jiménez.
Melón is one of the most notable guitarists in the current flamenco and world music scene in Spain today. He is both devoted to the tradition of his Andalusian gypsy roots and also, to the innovation of the flamenco guitar, meticulously translating techniques from the sitar, slide guitar, and African gimbri to his guitar.
Lara Wong – Flute and Bansuri
Melón Jiménez – Flamenco Guitar
Davide Sampaolo – Percussion
Lia Grainger – Guest Dancer
Promo video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye16cU5OyBQ
For more information: www.larawong.com
Tickets $25 at eventbrite
or at the door (cash only)