An evening dedicated to the man who opened up the world’s eyes and ears to Flamenco, and one of the most influential guitarists of his generation.
Nine key members of Paco de Lucía’s bands over the years are joined by the duo of Latin jazz pianist Chano Domínguez and Andalusian guitarist Niño Josele, in a line-up featuring Jorge Pardo, Carles Benavent, Rubem Dantas, vocalist Duquende and spectacular dancer Farru. The performance is set to a backdrop of specially devised visuals, including previously unseen images and exerpts from La Busqueda, a new film based on de Lucía's life made by his son, Curro.
Paco de Lucia was a charismatic and riveting live performer, whether playing out his native tradition, or collaborating with the likes of John McLaughlin or Chick Corea. He was also a leader who turned a group of musicians into something greater than the sum of its parts, combining musicianship at the very highest level with an intensely dramatic use of dance and voice that brought the heart and soul of the Flamenco tradition to the concert stage, and to an audience well beyond his native Spain.
This performance is a heartfelt tribute from his closest collaborators, a chance to see Paco De Lucia’s spirit and energy channelled through their music and movement.
Chano Domínguez and Niño Josele will open the concert, performing the entrancing, delicately poised music from their acclaimed Okeh album Chano y Josele.