"Magnificently entertaining. Such musicians are rare in this country." - City News
The virtuoso Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Lara, who boasts of a distinguished career in Europe, South America and Australia of more than 30 years, brings the best of flamenco guitar to Australia "- featuring some of the finest musicians from Spain and Australia, will reassure you that this is an experience not to be missed!
Paco Lara's recent successes with the Andalusian Guitar Show at the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Guitar Festival in 2021 and his 2022 national tour, are placing Lara's flamenco flair at the top of the Australian music scene. Lara is considered the Spanish ambassador of this art form in Australia, representing the very best flamenco from his hometown, Jerez, Spain.
Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco Lara presents the flamenco guitar in all its authenticity, culture, and artistry. Expect to see impressive articulation, mesmerising footwork with musical elegance and imagination that makes up this talented flamenco ensemble performed with the characteristic and unmistakable sound ("toque") of Jerez (Spain).
Interpretations of themes from The Andalusian Guitar Show and themes from his latest album Duende, including compositions from the greatest guitarists of all time, Paco de Lucía, John Williams, Joaquín Rodrigo, Chick Corea, will be performed with the characteristic and distinctive sound ("toque") of Jerez (Spain).
You will be transported to Southern Spain captivated by the sound of his guitar, flamenco dance and his musicians. Paco Lara has toured internationally alongside some of the best artists in Spain. Such as the Maestro Paco Cepero (one of flamenco's most legendary guitarists and composers), Mercedes Ruiz (dancer), Isabel Pantoja, etc... He has also been at the vanguard of Flamenco Fusion with hugely successful groups such as El Barrio and Los Delinquentes.
"the music, beyond being exceptionally well played, is always pretty and eminently approachable - a quality compounded by the choice of repertoire. John Shand" (The Sydney Morning Herald).
Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist, Paco is also revered for his ability as an accompanist in the specialised world of flamenco singing (cante); having recorded and performed for years with flamenco's most significant singers including Beni de Cádiz, Juan Moneo "El Torta", El Capullo de Jerez, La Macanita, Remedios Amaya, Jose de los Camarones.
Featuring guest flamenco dancer, Aya Kitaoji and second guitar Alejandro Florez
From $30 + booking fee.
Early Doors Open: 6:00 pm
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