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02.07.2021 20:00 (CEST)

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“Serenata Latina” – Rolando Villazón and Xavier de Maistre

At the beautiful Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, Rolando Villazón partners with French harpist Xavier de Maistre for a concert of intimate arrangements of Latin American songs for tenor and harp. Latin American song-writing, where indigenous, European and African cultures meet, offers a tantalising collage of sounds, rhythm, melody and narrative.

“This is a collection of beautiful traditional folk and art songs from my big homeland – when you come from Latin America, all other Latin countries feel like siblings. Its themes vary from nature to love, from grief for the spirits of the dead to the joy of being alive. Throughout, we can admire the art and sensibility of the Latin American composers who drank from the European tradition to create their music but remained rooted in the soil of our rich, colourful, sometimes melancholic yet always resilient culture.” – Rolando Villazón

Carlos Guastavino
“Se equivocó la paloma”
“La rosa y el sauce” (The rose and the willow)
Harp solo: Spanish Dance (from Cusco, Peru)
Alberto Ginastera
Chacarera (from “Cinco canciones populares argentinas”)
Harp solo: Zequinha de Abreu: “Tico-Tico no fubá”
Silvio Rodríguez: “En estos días”
Yvette Souviron: “Al banco solitario”
Ariel Ramírez: “Alfonsina y el mar”
Harp solo: Carlos Guastavino: “Bailecito”
Rubén Fuentes Gassón: “La bikina”
“La Llorona” (Mexican Folk Song)
Alberto Nepomuceno: “Coração triste”, Op.18 No.1
Luis Antonio Calvo: “Gitana”

live recorded at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris

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