Date Idea, Festivals & Fairs, Music, Performing Arts
UPDATE: Gala Flamenca (3/21 & 3/22) and Manuel Liñán (3/28 & 3/29) have been POSTPONED or CANCELED. See more details here.
Global Arts Live presents Flamenco Festival 2020 from March 15 to March 31 at three different venues across Boston. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year’s festival includes:
• Sunday, 3/15 at 7pm at City Winery:
Guitarist José del Tomate, acclaimed for his remarkable technique and rhythmic expressions, is regarded as one of the best flamenco guitarists of the new generation. This concert will feature Tomate on guitar, accompanied by Cristobal Santiago on the second guitar; and Morenito Hijo on vocals and palmas (handclapping).
• Saturday, 3/21 at 8pm & Sunday, 3/22 at 3pm at Berklee Performance Center:
Gala Flamenca demonstrates the range and vibrancy of flamenco and captures all the beauty, power, and passion of the art form with spectacular dancers, powerful singers, guitarists, and percussionist.
• Saturday, 3/28 at 8pm & Sunday, 3/29 at 3pm at The Huntington Avenue Theater:
One of the most exciting forces in Spain’s new generation of flamenco artists, Manuel Liñán is driving the form forward as both dancer and choreographer. He has choreographed for Ballet Nacional de España, Nuevo Ballet Español, Rafaela Carrasco, Belén Maya, and many more.
• Tuesday, 3/31 at 8pm at City Winery:
A Spanish quintet led by vocalist Pere Martínez, Los Aurora creates a new perspective for flamenco by innovating the most popular songs by composer Manuel de Falla with piano, drums, and bass, accompanied by impassioned dancer José Manuel Álvarez.
ABOUT GLOBAL ARTS LIVE:
Global Arts Live is a nonprofit organization that brings the best international music, contemporary dance, and jazz from around the world to stages across Greater Boston. By putting the spotlight on artistic excellence from all corners of the globe and reflecting the diverse and vibrant community that is Boston, we aspire to transcend borders, cultivate community, and enrich lives. A trusted curator for almost 30 years, Global Arts Live has made live, international music and dance a vital part of Boston’s cultural scene by featuring more than 800 artists from 70+ countries in over 1,500 performances attended by more than 1 million people. To be as inclusive as possible, foster experimentation, and support a diverse community of artists, Global Arts Live is not bound by walls. Instead, it brings outstanding artists to the most appropriate setting—from intimate 200-seat clubs to 2,500-seat theaters and everything in between. Each year, it presents over 60 concerts in more than 15 different venues across the city.