Tomas Latorre and Jacinta Clusellas, two young composers from Argentina, will present their original compositions and arrangements in the style of Argentine folk, South American fusion, jazz, and more. The concert will feature Tiago Michelin on drums; Josh Plotner on alto saxophone, clarinet, and flute; Lihi Haruvi on alto saxophone and soprano saxophone; Jacinta Clusellas on guitar and vocals; Tomás Latorre on bass and guitar; and special guests.
The event will be broadcast live on the BIRN and recorded.
A winner of several Latin Grammy Awards who NPR named one of the 50 best vocalists of all time, Buika is a spellbinding performer with a powerhouse voice. Her unique blend of flamenco, jazz, soul, and blues is raw and smoky but also has a tenderness that hits right at the heart. "A singer like Buika comes only once in a generation," the New York Post writes.
José Fernández Torres, known as Tomatito, is the famed guitarist who accompanied Camarón de la Isla for the last 18 years of the great singer’s life, collaborating with him on the seminal album La Leyenda del Tiempo (The Legend of Time), and many other essential flamenco recordings. Since Camarón’s tragic death in 1992, Tomatito has become a soloist of major significance within the realm of the flamenco guitar. His unique approach and elegant style highlight his musical sensitivity and interpretative power. He will be accompanied by a full ensemble and a spectacular flamenco dancer.
This star-studded evening features Antonio Canales, one of Spain's most powerful flamenco dancers of all time; Carlos Rodríguez, the unforgettable choreographer of Nuevo Ballet Español; Karime Amaya, grandniece of Carmen Amaya and a sensationally beautiful and riveting performer; and the young star Jesús Carmona—all accompanied by a fiery ensemble of flamenco musicians.
Bury Me Standing and Martin Zarzar share the bill at Café 939. Bury Me Standing intertwines Balkan folksong, art metal, and psychedelic avant-pop to create a unique “gypsy dirge-core” sound. Lyrically, Bury Me Standing meditates on wars within and without. The band’s core instrumentation includes digital marimba, found-object percussion, prepared upright bass, extended technique violin, and vocals.
Martin Zarzar is a Portland, Oregon based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter whose music grooves with vitality and rhythm while often dealing with social and political issues.
$10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission
La Noche Lusa, sponsored by the Mediterranean Music Institute, will celebrate and commemorate fado, the traditional urban folk music from Portugal.
Fado is renowned for its expressive, profoundly melancholic character, and for its poetic lyrics. Artists such as Amalia Rodrigues, Carlos do Carmo, and Mariza have been worldwide ambassadors of this music. Javier Limón has produced many fado albums, including one of the latest albums by Mariza.
For this unique concert, Limón has carefully chosen repertoire that travels from traditional fado to Cape Verdean and Brazilian music. Performers will include outstanding Berklee students who will accompany extraordinary fado artists.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission