Fandangos & the New World: Concert and Conversation
This program features Ibero-American dances and song-dances, including folias, jácaras, and fandangos, from the Renaissance to the present. The music spans the early Spanish Cancioneros (songbooks) in old Iberia to contemporary folk and popular music from Venezuela and Mexico.
We feature dances such as the joropo from Venezuela and Colombia and the Fandango Jarocho from Mexico. Performers will switch from the European viola da gamba and Renaissance guitar to the Venezuelan cuatro and harp, to illustrate the similar yet distinct sonorities and rhythmic and harmonic connections between Europe and the Americas, as well as the African and Afro-American connections.
Professor Anna Lombardia from the University of Salamanca, Spain and dance scholar Meira Goldberg will enlighten us on the topic of Ibero-American dances, their origins and developments, arriving at the 18th-century Fandango. The public is invited to submit questions at email@example.com
Music by Anonymous, Santiago de Murcia, Gaspar Sanz, Rafael Antonio Castellanos, Domenico Scarlatti and Antonio Soler.
Daniela Tosic, Adriana Ruiz & Josaphat Contreras, voice
Lisa Brooke, violin
Eduardo Bentacourt, harp
Kera Washington, percussion
Karolina Meireles, percussion
Ricardo Andrés Matute, percussion
Moah Kim, keyboards
Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba
Streamed via: www.youtube.com/
This event is free, but you may make a donation or buy tickets to support the musicians involved. There are three online ways you may send your contribution:
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This concert is supported by The George Henschel Community Award.