Thursday, December 15th, 2016
İş Sanat Culture Center
Legendary flamenco composer and guitarist Paco Peña is one of the world's foremost traditional flamenco players. Since 1970 Paco Peña has performed regularly with his own hand-picked company of dancers, guitarists and singers in a succession of ground-breaking shows. In 1997 Peña was proud to be named Oficial de la Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Civil by King Juan Carlos of Spain. Peña’s new piece Patrias, exploring through music and song the emotional, physical and cultural impact of the Spanish Civil War on his country’s history. Patrias is inspired by one its most famous casualties: poet, artist, playwright and musician Federico Garcia Lorca, honouring the 80th year of his passing.