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Arts Canteen presents
Flamenco Arabe - Attab Haddad Quantet & guests
Friday 8 June
In a nutshell
A night of outstanding music and Flamenco dance, breaking down long-standing cultural and historical barriers.
Flamenco music was born, and still lives, among the scenic green hills of Andalusia in southern Spain, however, some performers have moved beyond both the geographical and the stylistic boundaries of traditional flamenco to incorporate a variety of new styles into their work.
Other performers have turned inward, searching for the obscure origins of flamenco, in hope of inspiration. What they have found are pervasive Arab influences, touching everything from the style of performance to the very rhythms and scales of the songs themselves. And what they have produced as a result is a fusion of Spanish and Arab traditions that is both interesting and inspirational.
What to Expect
This is one of a series of concerts produced by Arts Canteen. It aims to highlight this connection, and build on it with original compositions and renditions of melodies from Andalusia and the Arab World, showing the common thread that runs through these traditions.
Attab is an oud player and composer who has worked within music, theatre, dance, film and advertising. His work has aired on European, Arabic and Turkish channels and he has composed music for various mediums from advertising to theatre and dance productions.
Ramon Ruiz - Flamenco Guitar
Philippe Barnes - Flute
Naomi Wright - Cello
Neil Charles - Double Bass
Antonio Romero - Percussion
Anita La Maltesa and guest dancers - Dance
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 14+
This event is wheelchair accessible.