Homage to Paco de Lucia

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The Tel Aviv Museum of Art will host an homage to guitarist and composer Paco de Lucia, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 20:00. Born in 1947, Paco de Lucia was a virtuoso guitarist who brought flamenco to an international audience and contributed to the development of the genre, with experimentation and crossovers to jazz. The program for the evening will include a screening of the documentary Paco de Lucia – La Busqueda (Paco de Lucia – The Journey, Spain 2015), directed by Curro Sanche Varela, Paco’s son. Speaking on Paco de Lucia’s life and music will be Doron Salomon, conductor and guitarist; Prof. Taisee Elias, composer, musician, and scholar, Haifa University; and Ornili Azulay, dancer and creative artist.

Ornili Azulay/Photo courtesy of the artist

Azulay, who specializes in Flamenco and Spanish Classical dance, will also perform original dances to Paco de Lucia’s music. Dancer and choreographer, Azulay has studied flamenco in Israel and Spain, as well as the dramatic arts in London. She has performed extensively, internationally and in Israel. Dr. Carl Hoffman interviewed Azulay for Midnight East in 2013, where she also mentions Paco de Lucia’s intriguing perspective on Flamenco’s relationship to Sephardic music. (read the full interview here)

For further information consult the Tel Aviv Museum of Art website. http://www.tamuseum.org.il/

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