Juan Martin – Allegria de Cadiz – SSF 2016
Fantastic performance from the Juan Martin trio at the St Ives Guildhall.
Video sponsored by St Ives Holidays
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Juan Martín, a truly awe-inspiring guitarist, composer and all encompassing musician returns to tour the UK with a new flamenco programme of music, song and dance direct from Spain.
The show features flamenco dancer Carmen Moncada and singer Antonio Aparecida. Both have toured with Juan throughout many countries including Canada, Turkey, Poland and Ireland as well as performing altogether at flamenco festivals across Southern Spain. Antonio began his gypsy singing career in Madrid at the famous tablaos Las Brujas and El Café de Chinitas working with well known singers and gone on to record numerous albums; two of them with Juan. Carmen has trained with Inmaculada Aguilar and Adela Campallo amongst others and has toured with Juan throughout Spain, Morrocco and the UK.
This show is at the vanguard of modern flamenco and brings together ‘the cream of Spain’s dancers’ (The Times) with the intensity and emotion of one of the world’s finest guitarists. ‘He has a terrifyingly good technique and an absolute dominance of the guitar, filling the concert hall with crystalline clarity’. El Mundo
‘Juan Martín reminded us of the power and beauty of flamenco pure and simple. No meretricious stage tricks, just one long enthralling sequence of instrumental solos, songs and dances by the brilliant troupe’ (The Independent, 5 stars)
‘Juan Martín’s flamenco rhythm energy and passion will pin you to the wall’ (Folk Roots)