Direct from Spain, Diego El Cigala in his First Major US Tour Latin Grammy-winning Gypsy singer from Madrid will present his latest CD "Cigala & Tango"
October 23rd, 7pm Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Presented by Bay Area Flamenco.
See website for tickets and information: http://www.BayAreaFla...
(Tickets not available through Cal Performances)
"When I listen to him, it warms my heart." - Paco De Lucia
"He radiates a magnetic mix of winking charm and unpredictable vitriol reminiscent of a singer from an entirely different milieu, Frank Sinatra." - The New York Times
Diego El Cigala is noted as a pioneer in fusing flamenco with Latin American music forms such as the bolero, Afro-Caribbean jazz, and tango. His ability to blend different types of contemporary music with traditional flamenco has won him widespread popularity and numerous awards. He is best known for his 2003 release Bebo & Cigala "Lagrimas Negras" - which was hailed Album of the Year by the New York Times, and received a Latin Grammy. His solo CD "Picasso en mis ojos" won another Latin Grammy in 2006 and featured collaborations with the legendary Paco de Lucia and with Latino jazz greats such as Jerry Gonzalez. His 2008 project "Dos Lagrimas" features giants of Cuban percussion Tata Guines and Changuito and establishes his ongoing collaboration with guitarist Diego del Morao, pianist Jaime Calabuch Jumitus, percussionist Sabú Porrina and Cuban bassist Yelsy Heredia. This year the singer has been nominated for yet another Grammy for his latest album "Cigala & Tango," released in 2010 and featuring guest artists from Argentina such as Andres Calamaro, Nestor Marconi and Pablo Agri.
This will be Cigala's first major North American tour and will include stops in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Vancouver, Toronto and New York City, October 20-November 6.
His performance on October 23rd at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley is presented by Bay Area Flamenco as part of the 6th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival: Festival Flamenco Gitano.
Video Clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TBBBBt4unA