Robert Browning Associates Presents:
LA BANDA MORISCA
From Andalusia to North Africa and the Near East
La Banda Morisca, from Jerez de la Frontera in the heart of Andalusia, performs an intoxicating blend of traditional flamenco with Arab-Andalusian melodies and rock. Composed of musicians from different backgrounds who have collaborated with many remarkable world music bands, including Radio Tarifa, La Banda Morisca evokes the cultural heritage of ancient al-Andalus and its reflection in the sounds of the current Andalusia, the Maghreb, and the Near East. The group features a singer and four musicians on traditional and contemporary instruments, including oud (lute), guitarra Morisca (Moorish guitar), tarota (oboe), banjo, bass, percussion, saxophones and drums.
Made possible in part with public funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature.
José María Cala: Voice
José Cabral: Moorish Guitar, Oud , banjo
Antonio Torres: saxophone, tarota
Juan Miguel Cabral: electric bass
Andrés Tomás Rodríguez: drums