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Chekara

Description

As the oldest, most outstanding and influential Flamenco-Andalusí group, Chekara brings the group’s second project Tan cerca, tan lejos (So near, so far) to Asia for the first time at George Town Festival. Produced with Estrella Morente, who has been described as “flamenco royalty” and is the voice behind Penélope Cruz’s flamenco song in Volver, this project pays homage to the famous flamenco figure Enrique Morente.


Chekara brilliantly combines flamenco and the Andalusian music of Morocco known as al-ala, which originated in the courts of Seville, Granada and Córdoba during the Golden Age of Al-Andalus - a time when Muslims, Christians and Jews coexisted in southern Spain. Offering a natural synthesis of various musical forms, Chekara preserves the rich musical heritage of Christians, Moriscos and Gypsies. The result is a rich portrayal of the Mediterranean spirit marked by that dialogue of cultures.

Aug 19 - Aug 20, 2016
[ Fri ] - [ Sat ]
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM MYT
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Venue
MBPP Town Hall
Tickets
Student SOLD OUT RM25.00
Standard SOLD OUT RM65.00
Venue Address
Jalan Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang Malaysia
Organizer
George Town Festival
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