RBA: Flamenco Festival: José Antonio Rodríguez

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

One of Spain’s leading flamenco guitarists, Córdoba’s award-winning José Antonio Rodríguez will be making a rare New York appearance. A remarkable guitarist acclaimed for his powerful and evocative renditions of contemporary flamenco, he has composed music for orchestras and dance companies, participated in major projects with Paco de Lucía and Alejandro Sanz, and appeared in Carlos Saura’s Flamenco. As a teenager in 1981 and 1982, he won first prize for flamenco guitar at prestigious contests at Minas de la Unión and Jerez de la Frontera. His recent CD, Adiós Muchachos, was declared by Spain’s El País newspaper to be the best flamenco album of 2016. For this program, he will be accompanied by Patricio Cámara “Pachi” (percussion, vocal) and Paco Peña (bass).

“(he) took us to the highest spheres of the flamenco guitar universe… amazing technique…exceptional composing skills.” – Diario Córdoba