Raw, unplugged, flamenco ‘puro’ from the purest band in town.
Tonight La Joaquina & Chris Clavo are joined again by Lina León, plus the much-anticipated, long-awaited return to London of the huge talent and vast experience of Jose Merino.
Followed by the popular open-stage ‘juerga’ for London-based flamenco lovers eager to share their talent with an audience, and to perform with professional musicians.
Tickets: £8/£7 Conc, Unemployed, Students, OAPs MU & Equity.
Phone 0207 732 8493 for Advance Reservations
From his professional debut in 1992 under none other than José Granero, Jose Merino has constantly danced with the greatest names in flamenco all over the world. Such as:
Antonio Canales, Carlos Roderígez, and Miguelangel Rojas, Ricardo Franco, Manolo Marin, Belén Maya, Beatriz Martín, Belén Fernández, Antonio El Pipa, Rafael de Carmen, Aída Gomez, Elvira André, José Antonio, Mariemma, Israel Galván, Adrián Galia, José Granero, Pilar López, Carlos Rodríguez, Latorre, Karine Saporta, Ricardo Franco, Carlos Vilán, Teresa Nieto, Joaquín Grilo, Elvira Andrés, María Pagés… And tonight he is here.
Is much in demand as both a classical flautist and flamenco singer, she has recently worked with:
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique (Sir John Eliot Gardiner). Opera Comique, Paris. Orquesta de l’Academia del Gran teatre del Liceu. Barcelona. Nederlands Bach Society.
Holland and Spain tournée. Holland and Belgium tournée. Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht.
Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe.
‘..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beats…tumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.’
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.
“Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. ”
Flamenco is Music, Sex and History all rolled into one. The fiercest expression of the human spirit ever devised. The Flamenco Express policy is simply to obtain the best flamenco performers available, give them total artistic freedom, and present them to international audiences. The result is an amazing diversity of voices all committed to delivering their own view of the world, in their own unique way, according to how they feel at the time.
‘Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores.’