From Sanlucar de Barrameda, Naike Ponce has worked with such music greats as Jorge Pardo (Paco de Lucia), Estrella Morente and Manolo Sanlùcar. Naike recently released her debut album ‘Con Nombres De Mujer’ alongside legendary guitarist and Grammy winner Jose Suarez Paquete, with the collaboration of Raimundo Amador, Tomatito and Piraña, among others.
Bandaluzia is a modern flamenco ensemble led by ARIA nominated guitarist Damian Wright. They were invited this year to perform at the biannual Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan. The ensemble was recently awarded “The Pick Of the Sydney Fringe” and performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney 2014.
Featuring: Dance Australia Magazine’s “Most Outstanding Dancer of 2013” and co-winner of “Best Dance Show” at The Adelaide Fringe 2014, Jessica Statham (flamenco dance); Rosalie Cocchiaro (flamenco dance) who, living in Madrid for 10 years, has performed in many of Madrid’s most premier Tablaos (flamenco venues), including Cafe de Chinitas and Torres Bermejas; Freedman Fellowship winner and National Jazz Awards finalist, Ben Hauptmann (Katie Noonan, Gurrumul, Lior etc….), on mandolin and brilliant percussionist, James Hauptmann (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice…etc).
Bandaluzia are highly revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, be they the rich harmonies of Jazz, the exotic melodies of the Orient or the infectious rhythms of South America.
An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.