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.
In its its second edition, CASA LIMÓN NY WEEK will continue 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 musical events will take place in New York City's halls. From the first Songwriting contest by Berklee to a celebration of Cuba’s most iconic musical figure, Bebo Valdés, and centuries old music reinvented by an international quartet, this week promises a place for everyone with an ear for good music.
For detailed information about the events, download our dossier here
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
10/15 SONGS ABOUT NEW YORK
BERKLEE SONGWRITING CONTEST
The Berklee Songwriting Department, Mediterranean Music Institute, and Instituto Cervantes present ‘Songs About New York’. This contest is an opportunity for songwriters of all styles to submit an original song inspired by the city. Five finalists will be selected by a panel of industry professionals to perform at the Instituto Cervantes Auditorium on October 15th. The winner will be offered a chance to have their song recorded by Berklee’s ‘Songwriting In Spanish’ faculty Javier Limón.
6pm -Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017. Free admission
10/16 IBERIA NIGHT: A350 PREMIERE
The Spanish airline IBERIA celebrates in this very special Gala their new airbus A350, which had its first inaugural flight in June of this year. A brand new music video that captures the spirit of the airline is being showcased in all of IBERIA’s aircraft fleet.
During this year, many young musicians collaborated in the recording of this video that celebrates the arrival of IBERIA’s new airbus. During this event, the video will be screened and some of the artists from it will perform live.
7pm- DROM NYC, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009. By invitation only
10/17 CUBA PIANO WOMAN
100 YEARS OF BEBO VALDÉS
Bebo Valdés is Cuba's most influential figure. From being the house pianist and arranger at the renowned Tropicana club in Havana in the early 50’s, to recording with Nat King Cole, Bebo’s career spanned over six decades. He left Cuba in the 1960’s and it was thanks to reedman Paquito D’Rivera that Bebo had a musical revival with his album ‘Bebo Rides Again’. From that time forward, he enjoyed praise for records such as ‘Juntos Para Siempre’, with his son Chucho, ‘El Arte del Sabor’, ‘Bebo de Cuba’, and ‘Lágrimas Negras’.
Honoring Valdes’ centennial, two young women pianists of today’s contemporary latin jazz scene, Glenda Del E and Ariacne Trujillo will reimagine and interpret Valdes’ music.
8pm - DROM NYC, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009.
10/18 CASA LIMON GALA
Building on last year’s Gala, IMG Artists & Casa Limón, along with the Spanish Consulate, will present new musical projects that will be developed during the next season. These artists’ performances will be the centerpiece of this evening hosted at DROM.
The acts will feature Casa Limón’s artists, as well as a taste of the week’s events which will include pianists Glenda Del E, Ariacne Trujillo, Nella, and many special guests.
7pm - DROM NYC, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009. By invitation only
10/19 EVERYBODY KNOWS BY ASGHAR FARHADI
SONGS BY JAVIER LIMÓN FT. NELLA
Oscar award-winner Asghar Farhadi commissioned composer and producer Javier Limón to write the songs for his latest movie, Cannes opener ‘Everybody Knows’. The stellar cast is comprised of Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darín. Venezuelan vocalist Nella performs in then movie as part of the cast. This will be a first hand opportunity to listen to the songs of the movie in a live setting with Nella, Limón himself and a very special band.
Nella Rojas hails from the island of Margarita, Venezuela. Having studied in Caracas, she moved to Boston to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music where she met Javier Limón. Nella released her first single in March of 2018, and will continue to perform internationally during 2019.
7pm - Rockwood Music Hall. 196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
10/20 ORIGINAL QUARTET
One of Casa Limón’s cornerstone projects, Original Quartet explores the roots of flamenco and the cultures that influenced its evolution: Greco-Roman, Arab, Jewish-Sephardic and the culture of the gypsies of India.
Comprised of Javier Limón (Spain) on guitar, Shilpa Ananth (India), on voice, Tali Rubinstein (Israel) on recorder and Layth Sidiq (Iraq/Jordan) on violin and voice, the repertoire includes old poems and songs from Iraq, Sephardi compositions and Indian traditional pieces, as well as modern compositions created specifically for this project.