sat26aug8:00 pmsat9:00 pmFlamenco Fusion8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Evergreen Cultural Centre Rehearsal HallEvent Type :Rehearsal Hall Sessions
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ABOUT THE SHOW Coming all
ABOUT THE SHOW
Coming all the way to us from Spain is a singular musical experience that has never graced Evergreen before! Enjoy the smooth beats and gorgeous rhythms of Melón Jimenez & Lara Wong, as they play the guitar and bansuri respectively, in a stunning fusion of Spanish Flamenco and Indian music. You won’t hear anything else like it, and you won’t want to miss this special event!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Award-winning flutist and bansuri player, Lara Wong and flamenco guitarist, Melón Jiménez, make flamenco their universal musical language to traverse musical territories. Their music ebbs and flows with elegance and emotion, perfectly fusing the soul of flamenco with the harmonic brilliance of jazz and the rhythmic improvisations of Indian music. The groundbreaking couple first met on stage in 2018 in the flamenco jazz capital of Madrid, and ever since then, they have continued to grace audiences worldwide at festivals like SunFest, TAIWANFest, Mundial Montreal, and Festival de Musica Española Cadiz.
After completing her degree in classical and jazz performance at McGill University, Lara Wong went to study flamenco in its birthplace, Andalucia. Today, she is a prominent figure in the flamenco scene and is known for adapting the Indian bansuri flute into flamenco. In 2021, Lara made history when she won the first prize award for best flamenco instrumentalist at the Festival Cante de las Minas, making her the first foreign prize winner in the festival’s 60 year history. Lara has played in festivals across Canada and Europe and has collaborated with artists like Tino di Geraldo, Juan Andres Maya, and Pepe Rivero.
Guitarist Melón Jiménez is both devoted to the tradition of his Andalusian gypsy roots and to the innovation of the flamenco guitar. Having been born into a musically and culturally diverse family, (his mother, a German classical pianist and his father, a flamenco guitarist from Jerez), Melón developed a unique style of playing, incorporating all of the different techniques and sounds he experienced over the years. His musical versatility has led to collaborations with artists of all genres such as: Anoushka Shankar, Enrique Morente, Richard Bona, Niña Pastori, and Jorge Pardo. Melón was also a finalist in several competitions such as the Paco de Lucia Awards and the National Flamenco Competition in Cordoba.
(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evergreen Cultural Centre Rehearsal Hall
1205 Pinetree Way