Flamenco Festival

Palestinian oud player Simon Shaheen and Flamenco guitarist Gerardo Nunez perform in the WNYC studio on this edition of New Sounds. Oud master Simon Shaheen (he’s also a violinist) is one of the most important Arab musicians and composers of his generation. He's also a teacher who has done a great deal to foster Arabic music in the West. Gerardo Núñez, known for his cross-cultural collaborations, is both a guitar virtuoso and a highly respected flamenco innovator. He is one of the best Flamenco guitarists in the world today, equally comfortable with playing deeply emotional traditional Flamenco at an amazing speed as he is venturing into jazz, Latin music, and other genres. Speaking of Flamenco, New York's annual Flamenco Festival gets underway on February 3.
Additional Resources:
» World Music Institute
» Gerardo Nunez's website
» Simon Shaheen's website

PROGRAM #2369, Gerardo Núñez & Simone Shaheen (First aired on Jan. 25, 2005)





Gerardo Núñez w/ Nacho Arimany


Sevilla [3:30]

Available on his CD "Calima," see below

Simon Shaheen


Taqasim: Radrast [4:00]

For info on Shaheen's available CD's see www.simon-shaheen.com

Gerardo Núñez & Simon Shaheen


Duo Improvisation [4:30]

Not commercially available.

Gerardo Núñez


Plaza de Arenal [5:00]

Alula #1007**

Miguel Poveda


En Silencio [5:00]

Harmonia Mundi #987 027** www.harmoniamundi.com*

Juan Martin

Musica Alhambra

Evocacion - de Damasco a Cordoba [9:30]

FlamencOvision#FV04. www.flamencovision.com

Ali Hassan Kuban

Nubian Magic

Lefy Doury [3:30]

Mercator/Caroline #7003. Reissued by Blue Flame Records, and available from Amazon.com*, Buy.com, etc.



Ecos Na Catedral [6:00]

Metro Blue #31590** www.metroblue.com

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