The new voice from Venezuela, Nella serves as an important reference for a new generation of Latin American musicians who assert their identity but put forward a contemporary musical language. During 2018 she toured a brand new repertoire written by Javier Limón which included the songs of Oscar award winner Asghar Farhadi’s movie ‘Everybody Knows’, in stages across the US, Mexico, Venezuela, Panamá, Spain and UK. Her record is expected to be released during the spring of 2019.
Limón Jr. is the youngest member of the Casa Limón roster. He started out his career as a multi-instrumentalist at a young age, studying with Pepe Rivero in Spain, and later on with Nando Michelin at the prestigious Berlee College of Music. He holds composer credits for the movie ‘Oro’ by Agustín Diaz Yanes, and performed in the songs of the movie ‘Everybody Knows’ by Oscar winner director Asghar Farhadi. His debut record will be released during 2019.
Tonina is a new voice that stems from root music. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, her Ugandan and Sicilian origins have mixed with Jazz, Mediterranean, and Afro-American influences and have created an original musical vocabulary. Her record combines lyrics in Spanish, English and Sicilian, and was released and presented in 2018 during her European tour.
The Paco de Lucia Project
Paco de Lucia's band preserves the sound that its leader carefully crafted while he toured the world for decades. This new project carries the strength, sound and feel of that band but includes new repertoire that showcases the boundless talent of each of the musicians. In this All-Star lineup, the guitar, dance, cajón, voice, and improvisation take center stage. Their CD ‘The Paco de Lucía Project’ is a live album from their US 2017 tour.
OQ by Javier Limón
More than 1,000 years ago the most important and influential cultures of the West; the Greco-Roman, Arab, Jewish Sephardic and the culture of the gypsies of India gathered in a land called Andalusia. There they created one of the most important musical movements of our era, flamenco. OQ explores the roots of this music, their differences and commonalities.
Israeli virtuoso recorder player Tali Rubinstein is an on-demand instrumentalist in the world stage. Equally versed in classical, jazz and world music, Tali moves seamlessly through genres and repertoire imbuing the music with her distinctive sound.
‘Carinhoso’ by Larry Monroe & Donna McElroy
Boston based saxophonist Larry Monroe and vocalist Donna McElroy joined to give birth to ‘Carinhoso’. Produced by Michael Farquharson and Matthew Nicholl, this is a collection of Brazilian repertoire that was reimagined and reinterpreted with strings and many special guests.