Diego El Cigala on Tour in Washington, D.C.
El Cigala, one of Spain’s most acclaimed and innovative Flamenco singers, returns to D.C. for a unique performance at Strathmore.
The luminary Spanish-Romani singer Diego El Cigala captivates audiences not just with his soaring, urgent voice, but with every pregnant pause and precise gesture, for a concert experience that is
alert and torrential in small moments, as great flamenco performances tend to be (The New York Times.)
El Cigala 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 seamlessly melds the traditional sounds of his Spanish gitano heritage with the intoxicating rhythms and melodies of salsa. On his latest album, Indestructible, El Cigala turns to the world of salsa, embracing classic material with a power-packed band in an album Billboard declares “the salsa album of the year.”