INSTITUTO CERVANTES PRESENTS REBECA VALLEJO
‘AZUCAR, CANELA’ (NOVEMBER 20TH, 7 PM)
On Thursday, November 20th, 2014, Instituto Cervantes will be presenting Madrid born vocalist and composerRebeca Vallejo accompanied by George Dulin (Kenny Werner, Chris Potter, John Scofield) at the piano, and David Silliman (Cassandra Wilson, Edmar Castañeda, Al DiMeola) playing drums/ percussion. This trio delivers a powerful and poignant live performance experience.
Rebeca Vallejo will be performing her third album 'Azúcar, Canela', which is in the final-round ballots for three nominations to the Grammy's Award. This will be her very first time presenting the album in this prestigious theater. The concert is part of the concert series'Transatlantic Concerts', a concert season with different approaches and merges, flamenco, jazz and traditional. Rebeca will be closing the series with an unforgettable night.
What: Rebeca Vallejo concert
When: Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Instituto Cervantes - Auditorio 211-215 East 49th Street 10017 New York
ABOUT REBECA VALLEJO
Known for combining her ancestral Flamenco roots, her deep love and understanding of Brazilian music, with the language of Jazz, Rebeca Vallejo deftly weaves all these elements into a sound that is truly unique. Born into a family of singers in Spain spanning several generations, Rebeca Vallejo has been immersed, since childhood, in the rich musical language of Flamenco, hand in hand with her grandfather, himself, a Flamenco singer. Beginning her public performances at the age of four, the musical journey that started in an urban neighborhood of Madrid has taken Rebeca Vallejo to stages of Great Britain, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Cuba, Brazil and the US, infusing her music with an awareness and understanding of a multitude of cultures.
ABOUT “AZUCAR, CANELA”
Rebeca's third studio album entitled "Azucar Canela" is a collection of 8 original compositions, two unique adaptations of Jazz standards and a "Buleria" interpretation of a Milton Nascimento's classic "Cravo e Canela. The album is being brought to life under the direction of Grammy Award Winning producer John Seymour (Santana, U2, Dave Matthews Band). "Azucar Canela" reaches beyond what's purely "entertaining" creating a unifying journey where three musical cultures, three countries (Spain, Brazil, US), and three different types of "blues" converge.