CASA LIMÓN NY WEEK is an initiative that with the help of other institutions puts forth new talent and high-quality projects to renew the music scene.
During the span of a week, a wide variety of events will take place in New York City. The Paco de Lucía Project will give the audience an opportunity to listen to the great band that accompanied De Lucía for 10 years. This years' Casa Limón Evening will offer a night full of music; a tribute to Carmen Linares, the greatest female flamenco singer alive today, the presentation of the new Casita Limón platform, a joint venture with SONY MUSIC LATIN which goal is to discover, promote and develop young musical talent, and performances of artists such as Spanish singer songwriter Rebeca Jiménez and Venezuelan vocalist Nella who will present her debut album 'Voy' (Casa Limón Records, 2019).
CASA LIMÓN is a record label and production company owned and directed by producer and composer Javier Limón. Casa Limón’s development of special projects has become a hallmark of unquestionable quality.
Artists such as Paco de Lucía, Wynton Marsalis, Joe Lovano, Caetano Veloso, Tom Harrell, Alicia Keys, Enrique and Estrella Morente, José Mercé, Bebo Valdés, Buika, Diego El Cigala, Mariza, and Anoushka Shankar are some of the artists that have recorded with the label.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
10/13 – THE PACO DE LUCÍA PROJECT
The Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his career. A longtime collaborator and producer of Paco de Lucía, Javier Limón brings the secrets of flamenco to the highest level to create an experience that honors the legacy of Paco de Lucía, while paving a new path into the future of flamenco.
The band is comprised of percussionist Israel Suárez ‘Piraña’, Cuban born bassist Alain Pérez, guitarist Antonio Sánchez, harmonica virtuoso Antonio Serrano, vocalist David de Jacoba and dancer Antonio Fernández ‘Farru’.
8PM - Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 - Tickets HERE
10/16 – REBECA JIMÉNEZ
Born in Segovia but Mexican at heart, Rebeca Jiménez will perform her music in New York for the first time. Rebeca will offer a concert full of emotions with her more Mexican side presenting some of the repertoire included in her next album, La Mexicana. Accompanied by guitar and trumpet, she will perform on piano traditional rancheras as well as her own, taking them to her own ground, in an elegant and personal manner. She will also perform her most popular songs that led her to collaborations with artists such as Neil Young, John Fogerty, Miguel Ríos, Andrés Calamaro, Coque Malla, Pereza and many more.
10/17 - VOLANDO IBERIA NIGHT
'Volando' is a documentary produced by Casa Limón and co-sponsored by IBERIA, Berklee's MMI and Berklee Latino. This documentary was shot during the 'Volando' tour, which was a series of concerts presented in Panamá, Cuba, Boston, Spain and Lisbon which featured Berklee alumni and renowned artists from each of those countries. The documentary will be screened in all of IBERIA airline's flights in December of this year.
7PM - DROM NYC, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
10/17 - A CASA LIMÓN EVENING / CARMEN LINARES TRIBUTE / BERKLEE MMI AWARD / CASITA LIMÓN PRESENTATION / SONY MUSIC LATIN
Building on last year’s Gala, Casa Limón and with the collaboration of the Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute, Iberia and Sony Music/Latin, will present a night full of music.
The evening will open with a showcase of young emerging musical talent who will present the Casita Limón platform, a joint venture with Sony Music/Latin which goal lies in discovering, promoting and developing new musical talent.
New voices in the Latin and Spanish music scene will follow, including Rebeca Jiménez, who will present a selection of works from their new albums.
The evening's highlight will be the presence of one of the world's greatest flamenco female singers, Carmen Linares, who is considered to be a living legend. She will be honored with the Berklee Master of Mediterranean Music Award, for her achievements throughout her extraordinary career, for her unquestionable commitment to promote women in the arts and for being a seminal voice for a younger generation of flamenco singers.
The evening will include performances from Carmen Linares, Rebeca Jiménez, Martín Guas, Regina Crisosto, Delfina Cheb, Tamara Jokic and Limón Jr.
10/17 - AZCONA BY DAVID TRUEBA
Rafael Azcona would have liked to the invisible man, however his name is engraved in the history of Spanish cinema. As described by those who knew him, Azcona was a magnificent writer, with a sharp social irony. He began writing stories in the satirical maganize La Codorniz, where he already demonstrated his enormous talent to criticize, always in a humorous way, the current state of values. The documentary Imprescindibles, directed by journalist Fernando Olmeda, pays tribute to this brilliant screenwriter and shows his most human version through testimonies from people who knew and worked with him. Spanish novelist, film director and screenwriter David Trueba will guide us through the works of the great Azcona.
7PM - Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017. Free admission
10/19 - REBECA JIMÉNEZ
Spanish songwriter and singer Rebeca Jiménez is an important voice in the Spanish music scene. After living in Mexico for some time, her music bridges from Spanish rock to Mexican traditional music.
Rebeca will offer an exciting concert with her #RockRanchero - a new way of understanding the traditional Mexican rancheras. Her presence, feeling and power on stage is guaranteed to make you feel anything but indifference. Accompanied by Toni Brunet on electric guitar, she will perform songs from her previous albums in which she collaborated with artists such as Neil Young, John Fogerty, Miguel Ríos, Andrés Calamaro, Coque Malla, Pereza among many others.
10/21 - NELLA
Latin Grammy Nominated vocalist Nella is a Berklee College of Music graduate -where she shone as a soloist in her own right. Her music is a meeting place for her country’s folklore roots, the influence of her contemporaries, and the music of the Andalusian region. Above all, she is a handful of songs that she sings with her bare soul.
In 2018 Nella was asked to join the stellar cast of Oscar Award winner Asghar Farhadi’s movie ‘Everybody Knows’ which includes Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín and Penélope Cruz. In the movie, she sings songs written by Limón exclusively for the screenplay.
She is currently introducing her project -comprised of music and production by Javier Limón- that has already been signed by IMG/Casa Limón Records. Her debut álbum called ‘VOY’ was released during the Spring of 2019, and is distributed worldwide through The Orchard.