Rumba Flamenca Spanish Flamenco blends many musical traditions from the road between Northern India and Southern Spain. One road went through Europe. The other went through North Africa. The Gipsy Kings have taken Flamenco all over the world by blending it with many Global Music traditions. Flamenco seems to blend with everything. Rumba Flamenca is a style of Spanish … [Read more...] about The Gipsy Kings Featuring Nicolas Reyes Play French Rumba Flamenca at City Winery
International Romani Day on April 8 celebrates Romani or Roma culture around the world. International Romani Day 2022 The next festival is Friday, April 8, 2022. Romani People We were originally traveling court musicians in the Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Sindh regions of what is now northern India and Pakistan. We are still there. In the Middle Ages, many … [Read more...] about Celebrate International Romani Day!
Paco de Lucía (1947-2014) is widely considered to have been the greatest flamenco guitarist in history. He was one of the first to blend traditional Spanish flamenco with the classical and jazz idioms. The world's leading flamenco producer today is 10-time Latin Grammy-winning guitarist Javier Limón. He worked with De Lucía and even produced some of the master's … [Read more...] about The Paco de Lucía Project
Diego el Cigala is a Romani Spanish flamenco singer who is famous for blending flamenco with other Latin musics. Cigala has a distinctive smoky voice and a unique phrasing. El Cigala is best known for his work with Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés on Lágrimas Negras (Black Tears, 2003) with Paquito D'Rivera and produced by Javier Limón and Fernando Trueba (Calle 54). Flamenco guitar … [Read more...] about Diego el Cigala
Jean “Django” Reinhardt (1910-1953) was a legendary Belgian-French Gypsy Manouche guitarist. The Django Reinhardt NY Festival visits Birdland in July and November. Django Reinhardt NY Festival July 2018 The 2018 Festival is Tuesday - Sunday, July 10 - 15, 2018 with shows at 8:30 & 11 pm. $50 Django Reinhardt NY Festival July 2017 The Summer 2017 Django … [Read more...] about Django Reinhardt NY Festival