The Miller Room becomes a tablao in May


José Mercé closes the cycle with his performance on May 20. / C7

The 'Al aire' cycle includes performances by Esperanza Fernández, Tomasito and José Mercé at the Santa Catalina Park site

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The Miller cultural room in the Santa Catalina park in the capital of Gran Canaria will be transformed into a flamenco tablao on Fridays
May 6, 13 and 20, at 8:30 p.m. The cycle 'Al aire' will offer singing, playing and dancing with three great flamenco artists;
Esperanza Fernandez, Tomasito and Jose Merce. Admission, at a cost of
15 euroscan be purchased from today, Wednesday, on the website lpacultura.com or through entrees.es.

The first to step on Miller's boards
May 6 will be Esperanza Fernández. Gypsy born in the neighborhood of Triana, with flamenco heritage from a family of important singers, guitarists and dancers, she is one of the most outstanding voices of cante today. Her sense of rhythm, her harmony and temper, a voice rich in nuances and her great elegance have allowed her to make her way through the most traditional paths, as well as in other experiences close to fusion, musical miscegenation and to the classical world.

Andalusia Young Flamenco Award, the international projection of the singer has reached stages in New York, Paris, Bergen, Lisbon, Tampere, Brasilia, Marrakech, Cologne, Brussels, Rome, Toulouse, Connecticut, Thessaloniki, Athens, Jerusalem, among others.

The versatility in the cante of the Sevillian will be followed by
on friday the 13th the gypsy rock of Tomasito. The strength and race of this singer from Cadiz has managed to lift audiences such as those at the Royal Albert Hall in London out of their seats. Break dance through bulerías, blues, funk, rap, punk, rock and roll, heavy, hip hop... Beyond his way of singing and composing, already in his childhood he adapted a dance to the beat of bulerías.

Tomasito's Spanish is a rubbery and free language, flexible enough to accommodate the harsh language of the sidewalks, as well as surreal delusions of feverish nights.

The third proposal for 'Al aire', on May 20, are big words, José Mercé. With nineteen albums released since his debut in 1968, the singer from Jerez has maintained the pure essence of cante and has mixed it with flamenco versions of Manu Chao, Aute, Víctor Jara, Louis Armstrong, Pablo Milanés, Pop Tops and Serrat to position himself as a key artist of Spanish music, breaking borders and elevating his music not only to the flamenco audience, but also reaching a pop-loving public. Especially since in 1998 he released Del sunrise, an album that, according to flamencologist José Manuel Gamboa, "turned José Mercé into a mass artist, placing him at the head of the movida jonda."

The singer from Jerez is an artist who has been able to convey like few others that flamenco is for everyone and in Miller he will present
'El Oripandó', an autobiography sung in eight songs produced and written by Antonio Orozco.



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