Lourdes Fernández and her Company present “Raíces”, a unique Flamenco show that brings together the roots and influences that make this dance possible: jazz, folk, Andalusian coplas and more. Five exceptional artists come together to bring you a tantalising and memorable feast of rhythms and dance, that will leave you wanting to dig deeper into the history and evolution of this beautiful and complex dance.
This event is part of our Flamenco Salon Series, that brings hand picked Flamenco or Flamenco inspired pieces, conversations, installations, to an intimate audience keen to appreciate the best of Flamenco in London.
The flow of the event:
7:00pm: doors open
7:30pm: show starts
(the show runs for approximately 90 minutes with an intermission of 20 minutes).
Lourdes Fernández – Dance
Lourdes began to dance at the age of five. From that moment all her life unfolded through the learning of flamenco. She studied dance at the Conservatory of Madrid, has a degree at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid and completed a Masters in Performing Arts at the same university. She has performed in renown venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, Union Chapel, The Forge and Richmix. In addition, Lourdes has attended different festivals around United Kingdom like City of London Festival, Jazz Festival of Birmingham and Brighton Festival. Lourdes is constantly looking to develop new forms of expression to enrich the language of Flamenco.
Adrián Solá – Guitar
Adrián is a flamenco guitarist from Barcelona. He studied music theory and flute at the School of Modern Music in Barcelona as well as flamenco guitar with maestros Zsolt Hernandi and Rafael Canizares. He is an established flamenco accompanist in London. Whether it’s in an ensemble or as a soloist Adrián is a versatile and adaptable musician, he plays flamenco master pieces as well as his own compositions with gusto.
Mónica García – Cante
Mónica became passionately involved in flamenco at an early age, growing up in “Frailes” a small village at the south of the town of Jaén, where the best olive oil in the world and the Andalusian zephir from their mountains nurtured her voice. Mónica was a prominent student at “Locura Flamenca” academy, later becoming involved in traditional and modern dance and music groups, that’s how, albeit her young age, this soulful singer will surprise and delight flamenco aficionados and neophytes alike. A new found treasure for the U.K. flamenco scene.
Demi Garcia Sabat – Percussion
Demi is originally from Barcelona but very young he moved to London to study at the London College of Music. He works as an independent drummer and percussionist. He specialises in flamenco, jazz, Arabic, Latin American and pop music. This heterogeneity allows Demi to collaborate with musicians such as Alec Dankworth & Spanish Accents, Nova Trio, Nicolas Meier, Shirley Smart Trio, Martin ‘Youth’ Glover, Ben Hillier, Mel C, contemporary flamenco La Típica, company of Maria Vega Dance, Melange, The Budapest Cafe Orchestra. He took part in tours in Europe, North Africa and the United States.
Fuensanta Zambrana-Ruiz – Violin
Fuentsanta is a violinist and collaborator based in London performing and researching a wide range of musical styles. Focusing on Contemporary and World Music recent performances has been at Royal Festival Hall in London, BBC Radio 3, BE Festival in Birmingham, Palestine Festival in Jerusalem, Constellation in Chicago and Holland India Festival in the Hague. She performs regularly with folky-classical violin duo ‘Duo Folclore’, Arabic music band ‘Karama’ and artists Shammi Pithia and Jasdeep Singh Degun. Fuensanta has a Masters in performance and research from the Royal Academy of Music and is currently teaching violin at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music.
Make sure to come hungry and thirsty to enjoy the delicious food and wine of our in house tapas bar, The Tapas Room Battersea (open until 11pm). You can enjoy a meal before or after the show. Please allow yourself at least 1 hour for the meal. Bookings here: https://www.thetapasroom.co.uk/
*If you are booking the workshop as well, you can change in our facilities and enjoy a delicious meal before the show begins!
If you are a Battersea Spanish member, don’t forget to apply your member discount when booking.