Flamenco Festival New York 2018

  • Performing arts
  • New York
  • Fri, March 02 —
    Sat, March 24, 2018
Flamenco Festival New York 2018

This year’s edition aims to highlight the role of creative women and the dialogues of flamenco with other artistic expressions.

Versos Olvidados by Angelita Montoya

  • On March 16 at 8 pm.
  • At Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Buy tickets.

The passionate and soulful vocalist Angelita Montoya, daughter of dancer Antonio Montoya and singer La Negra, is from one of the most famous Gypsy Flamenco families, the Montoyas. Making her New York debut, she presents Versos olvidados (Forgotten Verses), the 90th anniversary tribute to the women poets of the Generation of 1927 who have long been forgotten. Their poetry, now rescued, has been put to the music of Alejandro Cruz Benavides. Angelita will be accompanied by Benavides on piano and Fran Cortés on guitar. Presented by Robert Browning Associates in partnership with Flamenco Festival.

Tempo of Light: Andalusian Voices with Carmen Linares, Arcángel & Marina Heredia

  • On March 17 at 8 pm.
  • At Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Buy tickets.

A revered singer, brilliant rising stars, and a magnificent dancer present the fire and passion of Flamenco. Carmen Linares, one of the world’s great traditional Flamenco singers, is joined by Marina Heredia and Arcángel, who represent the music’s new generation. They are joined by Ana Morales, former principal dancer of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, for a virtuosic program that spans flamenco’s Gypsy roots to its modern innovations.

Con nombre de mujer by Naike y Paquete

  • On March 22 at 9.30 pm.
  • At Joe’s Pub at the Public, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003. Buy tickets.

Juan José Suarez “Paquete,” an influential force in flamenco guitar in recent decades, joins the stunning vocalist Naike Ponce to recreate some of the most beautiful songs dedicated to women. They perform selections from their CD, Con nombre de mujer (With the Name of a Woman), which included such classic songs as Víctor Jara’s Te recuerdo Amanda, Joan Manuel Serrat’s Lucía, Enrique Morente’s Estrella, and Sting’s Roxanne. In this elegant work, they use flamenco as a foundation in keeping alive important songs that extol women. Accompaniment on guitar and percussion.

Flamenco Meets Jazz

  • On March 22, 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm.
  • With Dorantes, Adam Ben Ezra and guest artist Tim Ries
  • At Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019. Buy tickets.

This program brings together three exceptional artists who have been prominent in breaking barriers in music, using elements of various genres in their innovative works. Dorantes, known as “the Paco de Lucía of the keys,” gracefully combines classical, jazz, Celtic or Brazilian into his melodies, resulting in a rare avant-garde style that has earned him countless international awards and accolades. An extraordinary artist, he was born in Lebrija to a legendary Flamenco family and won multiple prizes as the 2009 National Award “Young Creator” by the Ministry of Culture. Dorantes is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and compelling Flamenco pianists and composers. Double bass phenomenon and multi-instrumentalist Adam Ben Ezra has brought the double bass out of the shadows to the dominant front-presence it deserves and pioneered a new style of playing. In his engaging performances, he incorporates Jazz, Latin, and Mediterranean music. Tim Ries, a master of tenor and soprano saxophones, has performed with a who’s who of jazz, world music, rock, and pop icons, including the Rolling Stones. In recent years he has collaborated with Flamenco’s Sara Baras and Chano Dominguez, among others.

Los Ángeles by Rosalía & Raül Refree

  • On March 23 at 9:30 pm.
  • At Joe’s Pub at the Public, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003. Buy tickets.

A sensational new duo in contemporary Flamenco, Rosalía & Raül Refree transverse on the borders of modernity and tradition, presenting Flamenco in its raw, emotional state. Rising star Rosalía is renowned for her versatile and breathtaking singing; she has worked with Chicuelo, Rocío Márquez and Madrid rapper C. Tangana, and was recently nominated for a Latin Grammy in the “Best New Artist” category. Guitarist Raül Refree, acclaimed for his instrumental experimentation, incorporates his love of Flamenco into his own personal style. Their new CD, Los Ángeles, is a revelation in Spanish music.

Legendary Musical Dynasties with Familia Habichuela

  • On March 24 at 8 pm.
  • Featuring Pepe Habichuela, Josemi Carmona with special guest artists Arturo Adam O’Farrill.
  • At The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036. Buy tickets.

The great Flamenco guitar master Pepe Habichuela is the patriarch of one of the most revered families in Gypsy flamenco, Los Habichuela. Born in Granada, a mecca of Flamenco, he celebrates 60 years of flamenco guitar rooted in tradition and innovation. He is renowned for his historic collaborations with Enrique Morente, and as being a trailblazer of “nuevo Flamenco.” He is joined by his son, guitarist Josemi Carmona, who is known for his work in the groundbreaking Ketama band; Javier Colina, one of the finest bass players in flamenco; rising vocal star Kiki Morente, son of Enrique Morente; the outstanding percussionist Bandolero; and dancer Alba Heredia. Appearing as special guests are two members of the celebrated O’Farrill family known for its remarkable influence on Afro-Cuban jazz: Grammy-winning pianist/composer Arturo O’Farrill, son of Chico O’Farrill and bandleader of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and his son, trumpeter/composer Adam O’Farrill, who has been heralded as a new voice in Afro-Cuban jazz.

Picassares by Daniel Casares

  • On March 24 at 9:30 pm.
  • At Joe’s Pub at the Public, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003. Buy tickets.

A virtuoso guitarist, Daniel Casares presents his acclaimed show Picassares, which pays tribute to his fellow countryman from Málaga, the legendary painter Pablo Picasso. Through this fascinating program, Casares conveys the essence of flamenco, and thanks Picasso, a lover of Flamenco and especially the guitar, for the impact his work and genius has had on his music. He is joined by dancer Sergio Aranda and musicians on guitar, violin, and percussion.


Venue map

Various locations, New York

More information

Flamenco Festival New York 2018


Organized by Flamenco Festival with the support of Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música, Ministerio de educación, cultura y deporte (Government of Spain), Fundación SGAE, Ballet Nacional de España, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), Tourism Office of Spain in New York, Consulate General of spain in New York, The Graduate Center (City University of New York, CUNY), Howard Gilman Foundation and Harkness Foundation for Dance



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