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Nilko Andreas world-Classical guitar and sweaty Rumba Flamenco Pop

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

Andreas and La Cumbiamba NY play traditional Colombian Cumbia at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst / Jackson Heights, Queens on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10 pm.

Andreas plays chamber music from Tchaikovsky to Colombian dances at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst / Jackson Heights, Queens on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6 pm.

Andreas and LaMarNYC play Latin music at Raymi Peruvian restaurant in Manhattan’s Flatiron District on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7 pm.

Andreas plays Colombian music for the Colombian Consulate event at the Penn Plaza Pavillion in Chelsea, Manhattan on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 5 pm.

Andreas plays the Guadalupe Inn Mexican restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8 pm.

Andreas presents Amazonas 2017, an annual series of Latin American music at Carnegie Hall, in Midtown, Manhattan on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7 pm.

Nilko Andreas 2016 – 2017

Nilko Andreas and LaMar NYC play Communitea in Long Island City, Friday, February 3, 2017 from 7-9 pm.

LaMar plays a Cruise Party on the Cabana Cruise at Skyline Marina on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Boat leaves at 8pm.

About Nilko Andreas Guarin

Nilko performs Bambuco by Colombian composer Adolfo Mejia
“Since his Carnegie hall debut in 2009 Nilko Andreas has captivated audiences in over fifteen countries and three continents as a soloist, Composer and chamber musician performing on such prestigious stages as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Wildthurn Castle in Germany, The Strathmore Hall In Bethesda, Jay Priztker Pavilion in Chicago, Adolfo Mejia Theater in Cartagena, Museum of fine arts in Houston TX, Gandhi Hall in Geneve, Switzerland Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Palacio Foz in Portugal, Unesco Concert Hall in Paris, Surabaya concert Hall In Indonesia, Shenzhen Symphony Hall in China , Museo Belber Gimenez in Mexico, among others.”

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


La Palma by Nilko Andreas and LaMar
LaMar NYC is Nilko’s Spanish Rumba Flamenco side project. “La Mar” means the sea.

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


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