NEWS

THE PACO DE LUCIA PROJECT
THE PACO DE LUCIA PROJECT will launch their North American tour in Fall 2017, the 50th anniversary of Paco's first solo album release. This celebration of the legendary flamenco guitarist by his acclaimed sextet features Paco's nephew, Antonio Sánchez, on guitar, Alain Pérez (bass), Israel Suárez "Piraña" (percussion), Antonio Serrano (harmonica) David de Jacoba (vocals) and Farruco (dance). The project is a creation of the Grammy-winning producer Javier Limón.
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LARA BELLO
Spanish singer-songwriter releases new CD "Sikame" on Biophilia label on March 24. Featuring a world of sounds, from the Islamic roots of her native Granada, Spain to Africa and New York, the CD has made NPR's "Best Latin Releases of 2017". With guest appearances by Lionel Loueke, Richard Bona, Gil Goldstein and Carles Benavent.
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MARIACHI HERENCIA DE MEXICO
Chicago's barrio student ensemble scores a surprise hit with their debut CD "Nuestra Herencia" (Our Heritage), reaching #2 on the iTunes Latin Pop charts. Produced by Top L.A. Mariachi Musician Jose Hernandez, the CD features guest vocals from famed mariachi bands Mariachi Vargas, Sol de Mexico, Los Camperos and Reyba de Los Angeles. Their summer 2017 tour includes debuts at DC's Kennedy Center and Joe's Pub in New York.
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TOWN HALL - DAVID BYRNE "This is How Music Works" (June 1) and DR. JOHN & HENRY BUTLER (June 15)
The Town Hall adds two exclusive music events to close Spring 2017 series, their most adventurous and expansive season to date: DAVID BYRNE curates and hosts "THIS IS HOW MUSIC WORKS" on June 1st featuring Paul Lazar's Cage Shuffle, Lady Dragons Step Team, Batalá New York, North Coast, FloydLittle's Double Dutch, Battlefest Flex Dancers and Peace Industry Music Group. On June 15, New Orleans piano legends DR. JOHN & HENRY BUTLER bring the Big Easy to the Big Apple. This once-in-a-lifetime duet backed by Dr. John's famed band, The Nite Trippers, is part of Blue Note Jazz Festival 2017
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JOSE MAYA - NYC debut at Schimmel Center of "Latente: A Flamenco Journey"
Following his guest appearance on Tomatito's 2016 tour, this rising star in flamenco dance makes his solo debut in NYC on Feb 17 presenting "Latente: A Flamenco Journey." The program, at the Schimmel Center at Pace University, honors the great tradition of flamenco song (cante) and features the great Gypsy singer Juana la del Pipa, as well as featuring two additional singers and flamenco guitar. The acclaimed young dancer, who has performed with flamenco superstars including Estrella Morente and Gerardo Nuñez, will explore the roots of instinct in a solo program that features projected visuals entwined with his deeply traditional dance.
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GISELA JOAO - NYC debut at Schimmel Center as part of first-ever NY Fado Festival
Portuguese fado singer Gisela João has been generating white-hot press for her uncompromising approach to this most traditional music. Her voice evokes fado as a music of the streets, where it began, infused with all the ardor, passion and honesty of an artist rewriting tradition in her own name. Gisela João will make her New York City debut at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on Saturday, February 25 at 7:30pm as part of the first NY Fado Festival.Gisela will be presenting music from her second CD, Nua, a fresh and spirited rejoinder to knee-jerk traditionalism combined with a bold vision of fado's future.
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THE TOWN HALL NYC - Spring 2017 season
Smart, provocative and entertaining, The Town Hall's 2017 presenting season is an expansive, ambitious offering of literature, journalism, humor, music and film - all taking place in one of New York's most storied performance spaces.

Spring 2017 season highlights include a multi-media tribute to gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, the long-awaited reunion of South Africa's legendary Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya and Hugh Masekela, and a rare performance of the Philip Glass musical score to Jean Cocteau's film La Belle et la Bête. Other programs include an experimental collaboration featuring Laurie Anderson and Christian McBride with special guest Rubin Khodeli; Yo La Tengo with an eclectic 9-piece ensemble; events with award-winning author Neil Gaiman, comedian and improv master David Pasquesi, Indian sitarist Anoushka Shankar, Egyptian TV host and political satirist Bassem Youssef, a staging of Hunter S. Thompson's The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved; and a live score for Buster Keaton's silent film masterpiece, The Cameraman, by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks with special guest Bill Irwin.
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