Azuleo Music Band are back with us in the AL Cafe/Bar Garden with a Live Acoustic Flamenco Show!
Some Introduction to Azuleo:
Flamenco like you’ve never seen it before. The international ensemble Azuleo has been playing together for eight years now, creating their own lively, organic and unmistakable sound. From the Andalusian roots of flamenco to jazz, from poignant oriental sounds to funky grooves; Azuleo lives from the original essence of flamenco as well as from its musical development and expansion. Virtuoso guitars, jazzy saxophone sounds, spirited percussion beats and succinct melodies combine with a wonderful voice. Azuleo pulls the audience under its spell and turns concerts into unique experiences.
Azuleo was founded in 2011 by the Spanish guitarist Abel Sánchez. A result of the many musical gatherings in the Berlin music scene. Together with the singer and flutist Elena Botica, most of the compositions are now on three studio albums. The French jazz saxophonist Joseph Carpentier and the Berlin multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer Jonas Fehrenberg and, since 2015, the drummer Antonio Piñera “Pumuki” are also always there. The band has toured across Europe since its inception and enthusiastic concertgoers in Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Portugal, Holland, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. In June 2013 Azuleo played at the international world music festival “Dragao do Mundo” in Fortaleza, Brazil, where they shared the stage with Afrobeat icon Tony Allen. The latest studio album “Nácar” shows the enormous development and maturation of a consolidated band. Various influences are condensed here to a new clarity without the band forgetting their origins.
The balancing act between tradition and innovation succeeds with astonishing ease. Recently you can often see two special guest musicians at Azuleo’s concerts. On the one hand the young, talented flamenco dancer Ñusta and on the other hand the Syrian violinist and composer Aeman Hlal. New elements that integrate so perfectly as if they had always been there. It will be interesting to see how this connection will develop.