Direct from Seville, Gypsy flamenco dance icon Angelita Vargas and the dynamic young Jairo Barrull join together for a mesmerizing night of Gypsy flamenco. Vargas appeared on Broadway with Flamenco Puro and was recently featured in the Farruco family's Gitanas, which toured extensively throughout Europe. Barrull, the great-grand nephew of famed guitarist Diego del Gastor, has performed with such important figures as Concha Vargas and Juana Amaya. Their program Gitanerias, which features a cameo appearance by Juan del
Gastor, is a celebration of the passing down of flamenco traditions from generation to generation in the Gypsy community where dance is an expression of cultural identity.
“The brilliant Angelita Vargas…break(s) loose with the kind of heel work one rarely sees.” -The New York Times
“An explosion of compás and energy…Jairo returns to drive the audience wild.” -deflamenco.com
Co-presented by World Music Institute.
Photos at left Angelita Vargas by Luis Castilla. Photo at right Dos Ralmas with Angelita Vargas and Jairo Barrull by Sebastien Zambon.