The Secrets of Andalusia - discovering the hidden origins of Flamenco
Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, London
The origins of flamenco are in shadow. We know its musical influences date back to Islamic Iberia or the al-Andalus era of Spain between the 8th and the 15th centuries. Yet the first mention of flamenco by name is not until 1774. What happened in these intervening centuries? Lux Musicae London collaborate with Flamenco virtuoso Ignacio Lusardi and Oud Maestro Ahmed Mukhtar to discover the music from which flamenco burst forth. Featuring Flamenco, Sephardic and Arabic music alongside Spanish composers of the late 16th to 18th centuries, the programme tells a story of the Iberian peninsula and its music, the programme weaves flamenco itself with music in which we can hear the echoes of its beginnings.
Organised by London Festival of Baroque Music