20th May 2020
7:30pm, The Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire, RB14 5BD
Lux Musicae London perform their programme Secrets of Andalusia - discovering the hidden origins of Flamenco in the 2020 Newbury Spring Festival.
The origins of Flamenco are in shadow. We know its musical influences date back to Islamic Iberia or al-Andalus era Spain between the 8th and the 15th Centuries. Yet the first mention of Flamenco by name is not until 1774. What happened in these intervening centuries?
Lux Musicae London collaborate with Flamenco virtuoso Ignacio Lusardi and Oud Maestro Julian Harris to discover the music from which Flamenco burst forth.
Featuring Flamenco, Sephardic and Arabic music alongside Spanish composers of the late 16th to 18th Centuries, the programme tells a story of the Iberian peninsula and its music, the programme weaves Flamenco itself with music in which we can hear the echoes of its beginnings.