Calaita Flamenco Son
As the name might suggest, flamenco is central to group's performances. However, this is flamenco unlike you've heard before... not only is this due to the unusual set up which includes the saxophone, Calaita Flamenco Son has managed to beautifully capture the duende (flamenco spirit) on record, as well as their lively, spontaneous energy that their live shows are famous for.
Although currently based in Manchester, the majority of the band originates from Spain. The group is fronted by Chico Pere (vocals, rhythm guitar, composer) who comes from a musical family in Seville. Many of his compositions are inspired on life experiences and travels. The rest of the band consists of by Glenn Sharp (guitar, composer), Leo Paredes (percussion), Diana Castro (vocals) and jazz artist Matt Nickson (saxophone, flute). Besides flamenco, the diverse backgrounds of each of these artists is reflected in their forthcoming album, with influences ranging from world music to jazz, funk and soul.
In the last two years, Calaita Flamenco Son have been busy recording, performing all around Europe and brought their unique brand of flamenco back to Spain. They have also been heavily involved in the expansion of the flamenco music scene in Manchester.
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UK Live Dates & Album Launch: Calaita Flamenco Son
Watch Calaita Flamenco Son live! Read the article for brand new live UK dates that revolves around their debut album, which is set to be released on Riverboat Records in April.
Calaita Flamenco Son: Forthcoming Album Spring 2014
Calaita Flamenco Son, a unique Manchester-based flamenco group, is due to release their debut album in Spring 2014 on Riverboat Records.