Flamenco Festival New York: María José Llergo
Saturday, March 16
(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
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 excited to bring he back to NYC.
The COUNTERPOINT series focuses on contemporary artists who push the boundaries of what “world music” can mean in the 21st Century.