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With his flawless footwork and ballet-infused moves, Jesús Carmona is “un fenómeno”—a phenomenon—of the flamenco world (New York Times). He brings his palpable charisma to the Damrosch Park Bandshell for a performance of his intensely beautiful Amator, a deeply personal work that draws upon his love of Spanish dance. Experience this masterful feat of electrifying choreography and improvisation, accompanied by onstage orchestration.
This evening of visceral musicality begins with Lahore-born, Brooklyn-based artist Arooj Aftab who is continuing the Sufi tradition with a style that combines Sufi-mystical poetry with the spirit of independent rock. Reworking classical Pakistani and North Indian forms, including thumri, khayal, and kafi, she creates a fascinating mix of sounds and cultures that will float through the night air with lightness and poise. Tonight, Aftab presents new music in collaboration with an exceptional ensemble featuring Maeve Gilchrist, Shahzad Ismaily, Gyan Riley and Greg Fox.
“The fast-slicing percussiveness of his feet is brilliant.”– New York Times on Jesús Carmona
“One of the most mesmerizingly enveloping releases of recent months.”– New York Music Daily on Arooj Aftab's Siren Islands
For guests unable to stand in line due to a disability, please visit the accessible entrance policy. Accessible seat locations are available at all events in Damrosch Park and Hearst Plaza. Assistive listening devices available to borrow at the Information Tent.
For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park