Thursday, November 17, 2016

Las Migas in Jamaica for Flamenco

All-female band Las Migas will make their debut appearance in Jamaica on November 4 and November 5 in the Kingston and St. James. The group is currently on a multi continent tour which culminates in Cuba after exciting stops at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston and Montego Bay Cultural Centre.

All female Spanish quartet, Las Migas 

Combining classic and modern rhythms, band member Marta Robles  and Alicia Grillo play the Flamenco guitar, Roser Loscos plays the violin and completing the quartet is Alba Carmona who is both the vocalist and the dancer. The combined energies bring melodies that span the spectrum of emotions in their Mediterranean, Latin spin on Flamenco.

The Barcelona-based group has played big theatres and large crowds and recently has concluded performances in Canada and the US States of Florida, California and New Mexico, among others .

The multitalented quartet will bring a cultural immersion to the shores of Jamaica. Patrons can expect intricate choreography and vocals filled with sensuality and Mediterranean allure to capture their audience.

The Flamenco concerts are part of a succession of creative cultural initiatives being put on by the Embassy of Spain in Jamaica, to highlight the 50 years diplomatic, political and cultural exchanges between Jamaica and Spain. This year the Embassy of Spain is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation. These relations have been referred to as the Jamaican and Spanish “Love Affair”, as phrased by Carmen Rives Ruiz-Tapiador, ChargĂ©e d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Spain. 

“I believe culture is the perfect tool to bring countries together, helping to understand each other, creating bridges, which is the ultimate goal of a diplomat”, says Rives.  “We consistently try to bring elements of both countries culture together to unite the people.” “We have been mesmerized by Jamaican music and athletes; we hope to be able to mesmerize Jamaicans with this group of passionate and vibrant modern Flamenco women”.

The two performances are free of cost, will begin at 7:30 pm and are open to the public, having been made possible by sponsors Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain; The Spanish Jamaican Foundation, Humiclima, LASCO Affiliated Companies, Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Spanish Court Hotel and Montego Bay Cultural Centre.

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