Jamaicans will be treated to a multicultural artistic night of Jazz-Flamenco fusion at the Courtleigh Auditorium, courtesy of the Embassy of Spain, in collaboration with the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation and the Arts Foundation of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing on November 7.
Hosted as a fund-raiser for arts scholarships, the event features the acclaimed CMS Trio, a first on Jamaican shores.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by the serving of Spanish wine at 6:15 p.m.
The CMS Trio, consisting of Perico Sambeat (sax), Javier Colina (double bass) and Marc Miralta (drums), have played with an impressive list of musicians around the world. They have also had significant success with their self-titled album Colina Miralta Sambeat Trio, which was one of the best-selling records in Spain and was nominated for the Best Jazz Album at Spain's Premios de la Msica in 2008.
This year, the Embassy of Spain is partnering with the Spanish-Jamaican Foundation and the Arts Foundation of the EMC, under Pat Ramsay's vibrant leadership, to endow scholarships for students who wish to pursue studies at the college. Persons interested in supporting these students can purchase tickets to the event by calling 442-9270 or 382-6083.
In addition to the concert, the acclaimed CMS Trio will stage a Master Class with music and dance students of the EMC, members of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica and the Music Teachers Association of Jamaica, with the intent of imparting Jazz and Flamenco techniques to a younger generation of Jamaican artistes.
One of the objectives of the Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica, Her Excellency Celsa Nuņo, is to bring outstanding Spanish artistes to the island to showcase Spanish culture as well as to support deserving Jamaican institutions and organisations, and this concert is expected to achieve that in the finest style that Spanish culture has to offer.
This collaborative effort is another significant step in contributing to the further development of the nation's creative talent and industries.