Flamenco Fusion: Leo Power, Pablo Domínguez and Alejandro Benítez

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A fabulous evening of the sounds of Southern Spain: the roots of Flamenco are thought to have emerged in the Punjab from where in 800-900 AD there was a large exodus of people, many of them dancers and musicians. Andalusia, centuries later, is where this gypsy art has evolved to become what it is today, with its strong Moorish, Castilian and Sephardic Jewish influences. Cadiz is a port town that has seen people leaving to go to the Americas, and sometimes returning, bringing new rhythms and instruments. Last in Rotherhithe two years ago, singer Leo Power had just been garlanded “Gaditana del año”, Cadiz Citizen of the Year, for her contribution to the art. Together she, Pablo Domínguez (guitar) and Alejandro Benítez (bass) reveal a mesmerising mêlée of rhythms that connect with other World Music genres. Southwark this year is joining events nationwide that will be marking the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower Ship. It started its journey from Rotherhithe.

Pablo's website: http://bit.ly/2EFJORz

After the success of the fantastic gig with the London Klezmer Quartet in September, we return to the atmospheric City Hope Church, Bermondsey, opposite the main gate to the Biscuit Factory. Think Wilton's Music Hall in white... Nearest tube station is Bermondsey, a 5-6 minute walk away. Music starts soon after 7.45pm, doors at 7pm.


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