Nilko Andreas is a New York-based Classical guitarist from Colombia who plays the Carnegie Halls of the world, but can make you sweat with his Latin pop.
I’m not sure which I prefer. Andreas is a commanding presence with an orchestra on a concert stage. But when he plays pop, you think, “Why isn’t this guy a superstar?” He really grabs you.
If you are planning a seductive evening for a hot, sweaty night after the show, take your partner to Nilko and LaMar.
Nilko Andreas in New York City
LaMar plays a Cruise Party on the Cabana Cruise at Skyline Marina on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm. Boat leaves at 8pm.
Amazonas 2017, an annual series of Latin American music is at Carnegie Hall in Midtown on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7pm.
Nilko Andreas and LaMar NYC play Communitea in Long Island City, Friday, February 3, 2017 from 7-9pm.
About Nilko Andreas Guarin
We lifted that paragraph from Nilko’s press kit so you get the idea. This guy is serious.
A lot of Nilko’s classical work is focused on Latin American composers. Classical music is European, but we have a rich repertoire of Latin American composers including Nilko Andreas himself.
Nilko’s “Amazonas” series of concerts at Carnegie Hall and around the world focuses on music inspired by the Amazon rainforest, part of which is in Colombia.
To learn more about Nilko, visit www.NilkoAndreas.com
In case you forgot, “Rumba Flamenco” is Flamenco music influenced by the Cuban Rumba. When Cuba was part of Spain, the Spanish Flamenco came and the Cuban Rumba went back across the sea. So Rumba Flamenco is Flamenco with an American influence (not the United States, the Americas).
LaMar is Nilko, bassist Matt Geraghty, and percussionist Reid Andres.
By the way, a lot of us think the Cajón (literally “box”) is a Spanish percussion instrument because it is so common in Flamenco today. Actually the Cajón is Afro-Peruvian. If you are poor, you have to make do. A Spanish shipping box will work just fine. With a little ingenuity, you can tune it like the boxes your ancestors played in Angola and West Africa.
Spanish Flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucía brought a Cajón back home from a Latin American tour in 1977. Since then it has become so much part of Flamenco, that we think it was always there.
To learn more about www.NilkoAndreas.com/lamar-nyc