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The Graduate Center Elebash Hall
365 Fifth Avenue
(bet. 34th and 35th Streets)
Trains: B,D,F,M to 34th St.; 6 to 33rd St.
Tickets $25; $20 for Graduate Center Members and Students (contact 212-817-8215 for discount information)
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The Gypsy flamenco legend Agujetas, an outstanding, controversial singer - anarchic and unpredictable - will perform in NY for the first time since 1976! Born Manuel de los Santos Pastor in Cadiz in 1939, Agujetas is one of the most important figures in the history of flamenco. From a renowned musical family, Agujetas worked as a blacksmith with his father until 1970, when he made his first recording. He has achieved international recognition for singing the stunningly intense form of flamenco, cante jondo (deep song), which includes flamenco's purest, ancient styles martinetes and siguiriyas. He appears in Carlos Saura's film Flamenco and in Dominique Abel's documentary Agujetas, Cantaor. Agujetas will be joined by the superb young Gypsy guitarist Manuel Valencia of Jerez de la Frontera, a student of maestro Manuel Morao and the nephew of Terremoto, from whom he learned to accompany the cante.
"Agujetas' singing is rough like the first sip of whiskey." From the film Agujetas Cantaor
" a well-modulated primal scream - an exquisitely controlled shriek of anguish and despair. I have heard it described as inhuman, and it does have a sheer animal quality to it" - Village Voice 1976