Saturday April 28, 2018
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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An intimate tablao flamenco performance of flamenco music and dance, ranging from traditional sounds to new fusion styles mixing blues and jazz, with tapas and sangria available.
SAM REIDER as special guest artist in
Dibujos: a night of flamenco music & dance, tapas & sangria
Dibujos/Sketches, an intimate tablao flamenco performance with tapas and sangria available, takes the audience on a journey through the winding cobblestones of Southern Spain through flamenco music and dance, ranging from traditional sounds to new fusion styles mixing blues and jazz with traditional sounds.
April 28, 7:30pm at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque
5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Tickets: $20 students, seniors, members/$25 general admission
visit jccabq.org or holdmyticket.com or call 505.348.4518
The work builds off a project Reider and Blumenfeld originally presented at New York University’s Music Department in 2011, now adding their new experiences to the mix and also featuring Mario Rincón, from New York City, as singer and Joaquín Gallegos, guitar. The performers unique sensibilities and versatile styles make this a unique tablao performance. Also featuring dancer & artistic director, Alice Blumenfeld. After the performance there will be an artist talk back.
Jazz pianist turned roots musician, Sam Reider is redefining American music on the accordion. He’s been featured at Lincoln Center and on NPR, and performed alongside pop stars, jazz and folk musicians around the world ranging from Jon Batiste and Stay Human, to viral YouTube sensation CDZA and T-Pain, Bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull to Venezuelan cuatro virtuoso Jorge Glem. Representing the U.S. Department of State as a musical ambassador, Sam has travelled to China, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Turkey and Azerbaijan, carrying his accordion on his back everywhere he goes and collaborating at every opportunity with international artists. Now he’s surrounded himself with a crew of some of the most in-demand young acoustic musicians on the scene in Brooklyn. The Human Hands have developed a cultish following and a reputation for mind-bending sets of high-energy, improvised music.
"He's got rhythm. And for someone his age, plenty of soul, too.” - San Francisco Chronicle
"Dashes of folk influences from around the world are sprinkled into its string band aesthetic.. Reider’s accordion is the unyielding anchor, giving a dose of soulful, raw timelessness, but with a modern crispness and confidence.” - The Bluegrass Situation
Alice Blumenfeld is a visiting professor at Oberlin College. Her powerful performances onstage, and her scholarly work offstage, make her a preeminent force in the American flamenco dance scene. Since 2013 she has created six evening length performances. In 2016, she formed the company Abrepaso as a platform for her limitless and relevant vision of flamenco to take shape. Blumenfeld has toured nationally and worked as a teaching artist with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana since 2009. She dances with a range of dance companies across the U.S., including; Nélida Tirado, Jácome Flamenco, EntreFlamenco, The American Bolero Dance Co., Grammy Award winner Hernán Romero, and many others.
“sharp and exhilarating” – Philadelphia Inquirer
“…simply to be enjoyed—a solo that exhibits the performer’s unique presence and undeniable skill—Blumenfeld pounds her flamenco heels like the heart beating when the mind ruminates upon some torment late at night.”-Irene Hsiao, Independent Dance Reviewer
“I noted especially Alice Blumenfeld’s fierce presence (her movements seem to arise from several feet beneath the ground)” – Thinking Dance