SIMA: Arrebato Ensemble
Stirs the emotions as well as the blood Limelight Magazine Arrebato Ensemble is redefining the world of flamenco for contemporary audiences blending flamenco sounds and rhythms with jazz and other world music traditions. Led by acclaimed flamenco guitarist, Greg Alfonzetti, the line-up includes cello, double bass, oud, saxophone, harmonica and percussion and, for this performance an exciting flamenco singer from Southern of Spain.
The group’s first CD snared them the Best World Music Artist at the MusicOz Awards. And performances at WOMADAdelaide, Sydney Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival, Sydney Opera House, International Australian Festival of Chamber, followed. The new CD Absolución, was launched at the Sydney Opera House in June to a sell out audience and is continuing to receive rave reviews.
“The driving forces behind this band are demon guitarist Greg Alfonzetti and cellist/ multi-instrumentalist Damian de Boos-Smith. Add the blues harmonica and saxophone …and you have a tight, eclectic mixture of sounds and textures”. Manly Daily
Performers: Greg Alfonzetti (flamenco guitar, palmas), Damian de Boos-Smith (cello, guitar, oud & palmas), Dave Ellis (bass), Stuart Henderson (drums, percussion), Andrew Poniris (soprano, alto saxophone, harmonica) + flamenco dancers
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