by Olana Osborn
posted 17/03/2017

Bandaluzia Flamenco & Naike Ponce

Bandaluzia Flamenco, whose unique characteristic is the knowledge and experience to deliver virtuosic flamenco dance, music and rhythm and the ability to conjure up it’s distinctive emotion, together with the blending of the rich harmonies and explosive improvisations of Jazz. The ensemble is also revered for it’s ability to combine within this the exotic melodies of the Orient and the infectious rhythms of South America.

“Bandaluzia is winning high praise for its unique Australian interpretation of the powerful music and dance form….with their thrilling blend of passion and virtuosity.” – Gabrielle Wilder – SMH

Naike Ponce, born in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain, acclaimed flamenco singer Naike Ponce has performed internationally with major flamenco companys, where she has been able to work with world-renowned music greats. Recent artistic projects include her debut album ‘Con Nombres De Mujer’ alongside legendary guitarist and Grammy winner Jose Suarez Paquete, with the collaboration of Raimundo Amador, Tomatito and Piraña, among others.

Featuring: Damian Wright (flamenco guitar), Naike Ponce (flamenco singer), Jessica Statham (flamenco dance), Rosalie Cocchiaro (flamenco dance), Ben Hauptmann (guitars) & James Hauptmann (percussion).

“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist…Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own ‘In Time’, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction.” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

Who: Bandaluzia Flamenco & Naike Ponce

When: Friday 24 March, 8:30 PM

Where: Venue 505 – 280 Cleveland St., Surry Hills

Ticketing and more information here

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