Flamenco Concert: “Lorca in the Keys of Hands and Voice”
April 23, 2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
A concert presented by Adam Kent (pianist) and Fernando Barros (flamenco singer), is a musical innovation inspired by his example. Lorca collected melodies from the Spanish folklore repertoire and transcribed them for the piano using two different concepts: 1) adapting the old melodies to some of his poem, and 2) singing the old songs using the expressive, emotive characteristics inherent to flamenco music.
Additionally, this concert offers a new innovation, arising from the profound influence Lorca and flamenco music had on the composer, singer and songwriter, Leonard Cohen. Our metamorphic reveal consists, not merely in translating Cohen’s lyrics into Spanish, but of combining Lorca’s poems that readily adapt to the melodies of Cohen, like a glove coupled to a hand.
This event is part of Semana Cervantina (Cervantine Week) to commemorate the “International Day of the Book” and the “Day of the Spanish Language.”