DIEGO DEL MORAO – TICKETS
21st Century Gypsy Flamenco Guitar
Wednesday, September 26, 8pm; Yoshi’s Oakland
One of the most sought-after guitarists on today’s scene, he is known for his work with artists such as Diego el Cigala, José Mercé and Niña Pastori. Even Paco de Lucía made a cameo appearance on his recent solo release “Orate” (2010 Cigala Music). He is the son of the legendary guitarist “Moraíto,” who along with his uncle Manuel Morao, developed the signature sound of traditional Jerez-style flamenco guitar. Diego del Morao takes that legacy into the 21st century.
“A visionary” -Manolo Sanlucar
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¡FIESTA JEREZ! GYPSY FLAMENCO ALL-STARS – TICKETS
12-member ensemble from the heart of the Andalusian wine-country
Thursday, September 27, 7pm; Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
A return to the roots, joy and soul of flamenco. This concert, intimate, immediate, impassioned, feels less like a stage production and more like an invitation to a Gypsy family celebration in Andalucia. This brilliant 12-member all-star ensemble from the heart of the Andalusian wine-country features artists representing several of the most important Gypsy flamenco dynasties of Jerez, including singer/dancer Juana la del Pipa, singer Enrique el Zambo, singer/dancer Kina Mendez, and dancer Gema Moneo, a rising star in flamenco.
“Juana la del Pipa sings out with marvelously deep-throated resonance” –New York Times
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FARRUCO FAMILY: LA FARRUCA & EL CARPETA – TICKETS
Sunday, September 30, 7pm; Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
The U.S. debut of the 14-year-old prodigy El Carpeta, and return of matriarch La Farruca—both of the legendary Los Farruco dynasty, the first family of Gypsy flamenco dance. As La Farruca is acclaimed for her elegance, her son El Carpeta is becoming known as the most extraordinary flamenco dancer of his generation and torchbearer for the family legacy. The youngest brother of Farruquito, he’s been teaching master classes since the age of six!
“And you feel in La Farruca …the accumulated wisdom of decades, the calm mastery that holds an audience in thrall and never lets it go.” –New York Times
“Only Carpeta’s astonishing dancing manages to upstage everything which has taken place during the course of the nearly two hours of the show.” -deflamenco.com
Watch videos of La Farruca and El Carpeta.