Sunday, 31 August 2014

Diego el Cigala in Melbourne

Last Friday night we had the extraordinary pleasure of seeing Diego el Cigala at the Arts Centre in Melbourne. Accompanied by a very talented band of Latino jazz musicians, the Spanish ‘Cantaor’ expressed his thankfulness all the Melbournites –a large proportion with Hispanic background- that came to see him in Melbourne after his first appearance 20 years ago, in a nearly sold-out show.

The 3 times Grammy-winning singer enjoyed himself on his own performance and with a smile, spread his good humour amongst the audience. His songs, sentimental and romantic at times, cheeky and playful at others, combined the tragedy of traditional flamenco and the joy of Latino rhythms.

Each individual musician performed extraordinarily, with instrumental solo passages that were absolutely breathtaking, to the point that the clamorous audience asked for an encore and stood up for a couple of minutes to applaud the quartet at the end of the show

I can only thank Diego for putting on a first-class show and bringing us this ancient and modern art from so, so far away and to treat us with an unforgettable Melbourne soiree.


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Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala

Diego El Cigala

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