Barencia is an imaginary city, a point halfway between Barcelona and Florence. It is a unique fusion of different traditions, a magical alchemy that creates a spectacle of encounters between music and dance, between flamenco and jazz.
Barencia is a compact group: Xavi Torres, one of the most promising Catalan pianists in European jazz, joins the Florentine drummer Bernardo Guerra, known for his ongoing collaborations with Stefano Bollani, and the young double bass player Michelangelo Scandroglio, an emerging talent on the Italian scene. The compositions of the leaders, Torres and Scandroglio, seem to draw in the dancing of Karen Lugo. Hailing from Mexico, Karen is a brave, creative and original dancer, and she has won awards for her innovative research into flamenco. What’s more, her background in contemporary dance is taking the group to new horizons.
Xavi Torres | piano
Bernardo Guerra | drums
Michelangelo Scandroglio | double bass
Karen Lugo | dance
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