María José Llergo and Sandra Carrasco - Double Bill

Counterpoint Series

Friday, March 15

(le) poisson rouge – 158 Bleecker st – Manhattan

7 PM – Doors | 8 PM – Show

$30 – Advance / $35 Doors – Membership Benefits Apply

Standing show with limited seating

Co-presented with Flamenco Festival New York

WMI is excited to present this double bill featuring Flamenco musicians María José Llergo and Sandra Carrasco with guitarist David de Arahal. 

María José Llergo is one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary flamenco music, part of the new generation of innovative young flamenco singers carrying the music forward in the 21st Century. Born in rural Andalucia, Spain’s storied birthplace of flamenco, Llergo was raised in a Roma family where she absorbed the tradition firsthand. She later attended the Catalonia School of Music (ESMUC), where she studied flamenco more formally under José Miguel “Chiqui” Vizcaya – the legendary singer who famously mentored Rosalía. Llergo’s 2020 debut EP, Sanación, was a revelation, combining deep flamenco roots with brooding electronic soundscapes and an avant-garde sensibility, buoyed by her singular, soaring voice. Her lyrics foreground the traumas and triumphs of Roma life in Spain, transmuting discrimination, exploitation, displacement, and machismo into pure art. María José Llergo made her US debut earlier this year, dazzling audiences at globalFEST at Lincoln Center, and WMI is proud to bring her back to NYC. 

Sandra Carrasco is one of the most versatile singers performing the Flamenco style today. She has been involved in numerous projects that have greatly influenced her artistic approach and is musically fluent in several genres such as jazz and bossa nova. For her NYC solo debut, Sandra will offer a traditional recital of cante (flamenco singing) rife with stylistic characteristics that honor the practice and performance of Flamenco. 

Both pay tribute to the inimitable Pepe Marchena with this exciting reinterpretation of his work. 

More WMI shows in the Flamenco Festival:

Tomatito – Fri, Mar 1 at The Town Hall

Israel Fernández and Diego Del Morao – Thu, Mar 14 at Kaufman Music Center

The COUNTERPOINT series focuses on contemporary artists who push the boundaries of what “world music” can mean in the 21st Century.