Sacred Sufi and Flamenco Songs

with Faiz Ali Faiz, Carmen Linares & Chicuelo

6 October 2013 / 19:30

£17.50 - 25

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The volcanic power of the qawwali vocals blends with the hypnotic lyricism of flamenco, blurring distances from Pakistan to Andalucía.

Following their first encounter ten years ago, Pakistani singer Faiz Ali Faiz enlists again the rhythm and inimitable chords of Juan Gómez ‘Chicuelo’, the guitarist of preference of the great voices of flamenco. With an exceptional guest, the acclaimed cantaora Carmen Linares, and an ensemble of musicians especially reunited for this occasion, these artists go further in their search for the sources of flamenco in the Indo-Pakistani spirituality of Qawwali.

This is a trip into the mystic and nomadic history of gypsy music.

'Like two foaming rivers uniting into a rich musical torrent... It was extraordinary and the response at the end was overwhelming' Evening Standard

Faiz Ali Faiz and his ensemble qawwali vocals
Carmen Linares vocals
Chicuelo guitar
Tomás de Perrate vocals
David Lagos vocals
Isaac Vigueras percussion

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Production: Festival de St-Denis / METIS & Accords Croisés

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