Andalusian interlude: Una Nota de Lorca
In 1922, the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca organized the first cante jondo ,or “deep song,” festival, featuring performances by Spain’s most famous singers and guitarists of the vocal style of flamenco music, with which García Lorca infused his poems. In honor of the 80th anniversary of the writer’s death at the hands of Franquist soldiers at the start of the Spanish Civil War, Teatro Paraguas and Compañía Chuscales y Mina Fajardo present
Una Nota de Lorca, two evenings of flamenco music and dance inspired by García Lorca, as well as selections from his poetry in English and Spanish. The shows take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22 at Teatro Paraguas (3205 Calle Marie, 505-424-1601). Two of the performers, guitarist Chuscales and singer, historian, and author Fernando Lirola, grew up in García Lorca’s hometown of Granada and have been carrying on the local flamenco tradition for decades. Tickets are $25 ($20 students/ seniors), available at www.unanotadelorca.brownpapertickets.com.