Masters of the Flamenco Guitar
While the roots of flamenco are deeply embedded in the soil and the culture of Andalucía, the art form deals with emotions and feelings that are universal, and therefore are felt and understood by all human beings regardless of there cultural background. However, despite this universality of feeling, many who attend modern flamenco concerts are unfamiliar with the rich artistic heritage that underpins this compelling art form. It is with this in mind that Samuel presents his most ambitious performance and teaching project to date: ‘The Masters of the Flamenco Guitar’.
In ‘Masters of the Flamenco Guitar’ concerts, Samuel guides his audiences though the evolution of flamenco musical language over the past century through a two set programme that combines flamenco compositions by maestros: Sabicas (1912-1990), Esteban de Sanlúcar (1910-1989) and Mario Escudero (1928- 2004), with original compositions and arrangements inspired by maestros: Ramón Montoya (1880-1949), Niño Ricardo (1904-1972), Diego del Gastor (1908 -1973) and Paco de Lucía (1947- 2014).
Alongside the ‘Masters of the Flamenco Guitar’ concert programme, Samuel also offers unique ‘Masters of the Flamenco Guitar’ workshops that can be booked alongside concerts. ‘Masters of the Flamenco Guitar’ workshops differ from Samuel’s more standardised flamenco guitar master classes as they are specifically designed to help intermediate to advanced flamenco students build their knowledge and understanding of the evolution of flamenco guitar musical language. More information available on request.