Diego El Cigala on Tour in New York
Diego El Cigala, four-time Grammy winner returns to perform in the Big Apple with special guest Alex Conde.
Madrid-born Diego El Cigala’s fiery vocals are rooted in the great Flamenco tradition. He has created his own style by fusing Flamenco with other idioms from the Cuban bolero to the passionately expressive Argentine tango. His innovative exploration of the Argentine tango was the subject of his 2013 Grammy Award–winning album Romance de la Luna Tucumana —his second for Best Tango Album— which will be the focus of this concert.
El Cigala is a trailblazer and musical innovator whose distinctive voice has inspired critics and fans to call him “the Sinatra of Flamenco.” He began his career singing for dancers in Spain at the invitation of well-known artists such as Cristóbal Reyes and Mario Maya, then rose to international fame in 2003 after releasing Lágrimas Negras, a collaboration with venerable Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés. El Cigala has enhanced his sound by melding his own Spanish gypsy heritage with acclaimed forays into the Argentine tango tradition, not to mention adding rhythmic touches of bolero, son and Afro-Caribbean jazz.
Special guest Alex Conde, son of legendary Copla singer Alejandro Conde, is a vibrant Jazz and Flamenco pianist and composer from Spain who currently resides in San Francisco. Conde has performed iat International Jazz Festivals alongside Paul Simon and Chucho Valdes, and flamenco tours around the United States, Latin America and Canada.