Presented by World Music Institute and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 7:30pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center | 129 W 67th St, NYC
Post-show Q&A with Javier Limón
Tickets start at $25
Acclaimed Spanish composer, guitarist and internationally recognized producer, Javier Limón presents Flamenco Orígenes, a journey back in time, exploring the origins of Flamenco music. The roots of Flamenco go back to Sephardic music; Arabic music – which is an essential part of the history of the Iberian Peninsula and undisputed pillar of the melodic and rhythmic legacy of the Andalusian music; and Gypsy music, with its origins in Northern India. Flamenco Orígenes features four extraordinary singers representing these musical traditions that exemplify the origins of Flamenco: Christiane Karam (Beirut, Lebanon), Genara Cortés (Malaga, Spain), Tali Rubinstein (Israel) and Shilpa Ananth (Kerala, India).
Ten-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón is known for his collaborations with Paco de Lucía, Bebo and Chucho Valdés, Anoushka Shankar, Wynton Marsalis, Buika, and Avishai Cohen among others. Through his long and esteemed career he has established himself as an indispensable figure in the genre of Flamenco and beyond. He is currently the artistic director of the Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute and Berklee Latino.
This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Origins Series.