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Jan
28
2013

BANDALUZIA FLAMENCO

Damian Wright and Jessica Statham

Clarendon Guesthouse, January 27. Just as each flashing turn of a flamenco dancer reveals another facial expression or a fresh splash of coloured skirt, so nearly every appearance by Bandaluzia Flamenco seems to reveal new performers. This time the core troupe was joined by dancer Francesca “La Chica” Grima and percussionist Andre Vujicic from Seville. […]

Jan
27
2013

Sing The Truth

Lizz Wright, Angelique Kidjo and Dianne Reeves

State Theatre, January 14, 2013  It was hardly an unreasonable expectation that, bundled together, Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo and Lizz Wright might deliver an even stronger performance than each does individually. Around flashes of that reality wafted a more pervasive sense of unfulfilled potential: of the component parts somehow cancelling out rather than turbocharging each […]

Jan
22
2013

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Concert Hall, January 2, 2013 It’s hard not to like Rodrigo and Gabriela. The warm-hearted Mexican duo create firestorms of infectious energy on their nylon-string guitars, and since their first visit in 2006 their popularity has surged. From playing a Newtown club they now pack the Concert Hall, their appeal having widened from an under-30 […]