Awaken Chinatown : Enchanted Evenings Concert Series (Melón Jiménez & Lara Wong)
$20.00 – $25.00
Join us for an intimate and passionate evening of exquisite live music and drinks in the unique setting of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden...
Join us for an intimate and passionate evening of exquisite live music and drinks in the unique setting of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden provides on Saturday, July 2nd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm with Melón Jiménez (Flamenco Guitar) & Lara Wong (Flute & Bansuri) with special guest percussionist, Curtis Andrews.
Doors open at 6:30pm for private access to explore the Garden as we welcome you to enjoy some refreshments in the tranquil surroundings.
At 7:00pm FLAMENCO MEETS INDIA, featuring Spanish and Canadian artists Melón Jiménez (Guitar), Lara Wong (Flute & Bansuri), and Curtis Andrews begin their performance!
There is a brief 15-minute intermission halfway through.
The Enchanted Evening Concert series runs rain or shine - in the event of rain, the concert will happen in our gallery space, Hall of One Hundred Rivers.
As the night takes over the Garden, you can venture around the Garden and watch beautiful light decorations take over our rooms.About the performers:
The flamenco duo of Melón Jiménez (guitar) and Lara Wong (flute and bansuri) comes to Vancouver from Madrid, where this groundbreaking couple resides. Their flamenco music is infused with jazz and myriad other influences spanning several countries, including — interestingly enough — India (Lara's flute is a bamboo instrument used in Hindustani classical music, while Melón has toured with Anoushka Shankar, daughter of sitar great Ravi Shankar).
Melón is one of the most notable guitarists in the current flamenco and world music scene in Spain today. He is both devoted to the tradition of his Andalusian gypsy roots and also, to the innovation of the flamenco guitar, meticulously translating techniques from the sitar, slide guitar, and African gimbri to his guitar. He is joined by Canadian flautist Lara Wong, a fresh and distinctive voice in the flamenco scene who is breaking new grounds in flamenco with the bansuri flute. Lara is the winner of the “Filon Minero” award for best flamenco instrumentalist of the Festival Cante de las Minas, making her the first foreigner to win in any category of the festivals 60 year history, and the first female to win the instrumentalist category. On this very special occasion, they will be joined by renowned Vancouver percussionist, Curtis Andrews on the South Indian mridangam drum.
Supported by BC Arts and City of Vancouver Community and Artists Shifting Culture.