Tamar Ilana & Ventanas Friday February 23 2018 at 7:30 PM
Friday February 23 2018
Though they sprang from the same Spanish soil and from closely related languages, flamenco and Sephardic Jewish song could not be more different. Flamenco burns with passion and fury, and performances reach an emotional fever pitch. Sephardic singers let the wry tales in songs speak for themselves, with reserved precision.
It’s the tension between the two that fires Toronto-based singer Tamar Ilana’s imagination.“I have given up on purity,” laughs Ilana. “I take from both, draw on both the story and the emotion. I infuse flamenco feeling into Sephardic stories, and vice versa.”
Tamar Ilana and Ventanas brave new ground with their latest album Arrelumbre, and the result is a sound unlike anything else you’ll hear this year.
Tickets: $17 advance, $20 At the Door (+applicable fees)
Quadra Community Centre
970 West Rd
Quathiaski Cove BC V0P 1N0
This is a festival seating performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.