Friday 26 January
Bandaluzia Flamenco With Paco Lara (Spain) & Chachy Peñalver
Special guest guitarist Paco Lara from Jerez de la frontera, Spain & dancer Chachy Peñalver.
Their unique characteristic is the knowledge and experience to deliver virtuosic flamenco dance, music and rhythm and the ability to conjure up it's distinctive emotion, together with the blending of the rich harmonies and explosive improvisations of Jazz. Revered for it's ability to combine the exotic melodies of the Orient and the infectious rhythms of South America.
Flamenco wouldn't be complete without dance! Jessica Statham and Chachy Peñalver ignite the room with power and intensity, regarded as two of the finest in the country.
Winner of ‘Best Musical Performance’, Fringe Festival 2015
Damian Wright - guitar
Ben Hauptmann - guitar
James Hautpmann - cajon
Matt McMahon - piano
Jessica Statham - dance
Chachy Peñalver - dance
Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco Lara has toured Internationally alongside Maestro Paco Cepero, one of flamenco’s most legendary guitarists and composers. He has been at the vanguard of Flamenco Fusion with hugely successful groups ‘El Barrio’ (años 2000 a 2003) y ‘Los Delinqüentes’ (años 2007 a 2011).
Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist Paco is also revered for his ability as an accompanist in the specialised world of flamenco singing (cante). This is evident in his having recorded and/or performed with Flamenco’s most significant artists including Beni de Cádiz, Juan Moneo “El Torta”, Miguel Flores “El Capullo de Jerez”, Tomasa Guerrero “La Macanita”, Remedios Amaya, José de los Camarones.
As an accompanist to flamenco dance (Baile) Paco has participated in many European tours with famed Flamenco dancer Merecedes Ruiz from Jerez, in her concerts Dibujos en el aire, Gestos de mujer y Perspectivas. The later was awarded the “Critics Choice” at The Festival de Jerez in 2011 and this project has been represented in prestigious programs and festivals across Europe including Festival de guitarra de Córdoba, Spain (7 Julio 2012), Teatro Compac Gran Vía de Madrid, Spain (22 al 26 Agosto 2012), Bienal de Sevilla, Spain (15 de Septiembre 2012), Beziers (Francia), Casa de la Música de Moscú, Russia y S. Petesburgo, Russia (Marzo/2013).