Ida y Vuelta Flamenco presents El Encuentro Andalous
El Encuentro Andalous is a Flamenco and Middle Eastern dance and music concert exploring the roots of the Spanish art form in Arabic and Middle Eastern cultures. Dallas legend Jamal Mohamed serves as the Musical Director for this unique collaboration with Julia Alcántara of Ida y Vuelta Flamenco.
The grand finale will showcase three songs from one of flamenco's most famous LPs. Released in 1979, singer El Lebrijano created "Encuentro" with the Orchestra of Tangier. The results of their collaboration stunned the world with its intense sensuality and mesmerizing cante of both styles.
Ida y Vuelta Flamenco and the World Ensemble will create a synopsis of the of the album’s tale of the love story between the Spanish princess, danced by Julia Alcántara, and the Moroccan prince, danced by Zyriab Alshefei. The setting is the famous Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Digital visual artist VJ Seye will incorporate images of the palace into his show design.