Karen Ruimy

Flamenco dancer Karen Ruimy to premiere new show ‘Jazz meets Flamenco’

Renowned Flamenco dancer Karen Ruimy returns to the London stage this November in the world premiere of When Jazz meets Flamenco, a fusion of music, expression, dance & culture.

Running at Lilian Baylis Studio on 26 & 27 November, When Jazz Meets Flamenco sees Ruimy perform with fellow Flamenco Dancer Paco Hidalgo Calero and Jazz Dancer Lyndon Lloyd supported by a 5-piece band.

In the 1960s/70s, flamenco artists such as Paco de Lucia and Cameron de la Isla started experimenting with traditional music they had learned in childhood, a Nuevo Flamenco, a ‘newly-evolved flamenco’ style.

And as more musicians around the world also experimented by mixing Flamenco with other genres, artists started recording albums full of impressive techniques, flamenco rhythms, and improvised solos over jazz chord sequences.  

When Jazz meets Flamenco recreates these musical styles using original and contemporary work through dance, song and music. 

Karen is supported by a 5-piece band, with musical direction from Youth, the founding member of Killing Joke and the Fireman alongside Paul McCartney and a founder member of The Orb, the producer of The Verve’s most successful record ‘Urban Hymns’, which won him a BRIT award. 

Alongside the live show, Karen will release ‘Black Coffee’ – a 10-track album that features the last produced material from the eminent producer Phil Ramone made before he passed away.

When Jazz Meets Flamenco will get its world premiere at Lilian Baylis Studio, N1, on Friday 26 November and Saturday 27 November at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale.

👤 📅3 November 2021

📷 Main photo: Karen Ruimy

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