Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 7:30pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center | 129 W 67th St, NYC
Post-show Q&A with Javier Limón
Tickets start at $25
Tickets for this event are also available through Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center. WMI sells a portion of the house and Merkin Concert Hall sells a different portion of house. If you do not see the tickets that you would like through our website visit www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org for additional available seats..
Javier Limón is currently one of the most sought-after musicians of Spain.
Acclaimed Spanish composer, guitarist and internationally recognized producer, Javier Limón presents Flamenco Orígenes, a journey back in time, exploring the origins of Flamenco music. The roots of Flamenco go back to Sephardic music; Arabic music - which is an essential part of the history of the Iberian Peninsula and undisputed pillar of the melodic and rhythmic legacy of the Andalusian music; and Gypsy music, with its origins in Northern India. Flamenco Orígenes features three extraordinary singers representing these musical traditions that exemplify the origins of Flamenco: Christiane Karam (Lebanon), Tonina Saputo (Spain), Tali Rubinstein (Israel).
Eight-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón is known for his collaborations with Paco de Lucía, Bebo and Chucho Valdés, Anoushka Shankar, Wynton Marsalis, Buika, and Avishai Cohen among others. Through his long and esteemed career, he has established himself as an indispensable figure in the genre of Flamenco and beyond. He is currently the artistic director of the Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute and Berklee Latino.
Co-presented with Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Origins Series.