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“The intensity of Poveda’s singing draws you in, even without a knowledge of Spanish” – EVENING STANDARD (UK)
“Affecting, heartfelt artistry.” — The New York Times
MIGUEL POVEDA is one of the most respected flamenco singers in Spain and around the world.
He has been awarded numerous prizes during his 30-year career: the 2007 National Music Prize, the chair of flamenco studies of Jerez de la Frontera, the Andalusia Medal in 2012, Seville Honorary Citizen, La Unión Award in the province of Murcia, and of Badalona. At the age of 45, he has released ten studio albums; his latest work, Enlorquecido (“Mad About Lorca”), is inspired by the poet Federico García Lorca and reached #2 on the charts the second week after its release.
Considered a genius in his native Spain, superstar Miguel's nuanced and soulful voice has no equal in the world of flamenco.He possesses a strong technique and a charming presence on stage that he exploits to make each of his concerts a unique musical event, singing like no-one you will have heard before (Graham Watts).
Poveda takes the audience on a tour of the traditional musical forms of flamenco,from the more cheerful malagueñas and alegrías to the more sorrowful seguirillas and soleás,all the while sharing his personal connection to the music with a spontaneity that ensures a completely exceptional performance.
Accompanying Miguel onstage: Jesús Guerrero (guitar), Joan Albert Amargos (piano), ‘El Londro’ & Carlos Grilo (cante y palmas), Paquito Gonzalez (percussion), and dancer Antonio Molina “El Choro”. With special guests Arturo Sola (trumpet), Oskar Cartaya (bass), Antonio Lizana (saxophone)
Antonio Lizana is one of the most celebrated representatives of new Flamenco Jazz coming from southern Spain. Jazz saxophonist, flamenco singer and composer of all his music, just in the last three years he has performed in excess of three hundred concerts in more than 30 countries with his band, playing in Festivals like Womex, Etnosur, SXSW Austin, the London, New York and San Francisco Flamenco Festivals, Barcelona Voll Damn, Shanghai Jazz Fest (China), Casablanca Jazz Fest (Morocco) and Flamenco Biennale (Holland).
He was born in 1986 and raised in San Fernando, a province of Cádiz, one of the cradles of flamenco singing, where from a young age he collaborated with countless artists in the area. He has been one of the only Spanish artists to record an American NPR Tiny Desk concert and has collaborated with artists such as Arturo O'Farrill and Alejandro Sanz on works that received Grammy awards. He has also collaborated on record and in live with Snarky Puppy, Marcus Miller, Chano Domínguez, Alfredo Rodríguez, Ari Hoenig, Jorge Drexler, India Martínez, Jorge Pardo, Shai Maestro, Chambao, José Mercé, Josemi Carmona, Carmen Linares and Pepe Habichuela.
Lizana's live show is described as a "breathtaking journey from flamenco roots to contemporary jazz", all spun with his soulful lyrics which bring messages of optimism and truth to the audience of this unique artist.
Antonio Lizana: sax, vocals; Gabriel Chakarji: piano; Eviatar Slivnik: drums; Ben Tiberio: bass; Manuel Gutierrez: guest dancer, Andres Vadin: guest guitarist
Antonio Rey Navas is one of today's most well-known flamenco guitarists, a true master of the instrument.
He has won awards in the most important flamenco competitions including the National Guitar Award in 2010 joining the ranks of such luminaries as Paco de Lucía, Vicente Amigo and Paco Peña.
Antonio was first discovered in 2007 when Gerardo Núñez decided to produce the young player’s first album "A través de ti".
2011’s "Colores de Fuego" showcased an evolving unique, inspired, and surprising guitar style, followed by 2013’s "Camino al Alma", his third recording, which proved to be a huge step in his musical maturity. "Dos Partes de Mi" (2017) deliberates over his flamenco origins and the contrast with his now ever-growing fame.
"Flamenco sin Fronteras" (2020) was awarded the Latin Grammy for Best Flamenco Album. Antonio has composed for and played alongside artists such as Antonio Canales, the Japanese dancer Yoko Komatsubara, Rafael Amargo, Richard Bona, and Farruquito. He also worked and toured with the Maestro Paco de Lucía.
After such an impressive career accompanying some of the most important figures in flamenco – both singers and dancers – it’s time for Antonio's guitar to take center stage.