Castanights presents: Antonio Forcione Quartet + ARA Trio

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“Forcione is mesmerising… passion, grace and fire” – The Times

The Andalusian tradition of flamenco dancing and music is by no means restricted to the country of its origin. In London there is a burning passion for the art form in the city’s strong Spanish communities, from the little tapas restaurants to the flamenco festival at Saddler’s Wells.

Following a run of sell out Castanights shows at the venue, we’re delighted to welcome one of the masters of the form, the multi-award winning Antonio Forcione.

A highly charismatic and inventive performer, the acclaimed guitar master will bring a vibrant and original blend of jazz, Latin, African and flamenco sounds to our stage this summer.

Also joining the bill will be the Ara Trio - a project which blends the folk music of Southern Spain and the Middle East. The trio of oud, flamenco guitar and percussion explores this connection through original compositions by oud player Attab Haddad and flamenco guitarist Ramon Ruiz, as well as original arrangements of folk melodies from Andalucia and the Middle East. They are joined by master percussionist Antonio Romero whose mastery of both Spanish and Middle Eastern percussion made him the ideal third member.



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