Their bold and personal performance has graced music at venues and festivals worldwide, with various international tours including performances in Canada, Korea, Chile, Russia, Israel, Hungary, Germany and Poland, among others. Like many other artists, the pandemic has forced the band to take a break, which it has used to further develop its artistic project.
On Friday, 5 February at 8 pm, Los Aurora will be presenting their new live show in L’Auditori de Barcelona’s Hall 2, Oriol Martorell, giving us a sneak preview of its upcoming second album . The band’s new stage show aims to generate impact through the collective power of all its members, leaving behind the one-sided perspective of solo projects. They define their own art as “a poetic journey through the night and day of the human soul that is sailing adrift.” Los Aurora have been working hard on their live repertoire since March 2020, when Spain first went into lockdown. With the addition of its new producer, engineer and sound technician Gerard Porqueres, the band’s creativity has moved towards a more electric and aggressive sound that is closer to rock music. His ground-breaking attitude has helped transform the classical references that are part of Los Aurora’s DNA.
This new artistic concept is perfectly complemented by the powerful voice of the young flamenco singer Pere Martínez, Max Villavecchia’s piano, Javi Garrabella’s bass guitar and Joan Carles Marí’s drums. This is all further enhanced by Ángel Guilanyà’s new visual lighting design, which complements José Manuel Álvarez’s consistently formidable dancing. His flamenco dancing combines tradition and modernity based on the palos jondos flamenco forms, such as seguiriya and farruca, with more “rouge” touches in the more experimental parts of the music.
The concert, which is co-produced by Taller de Músics and L’Auditori de Barcelona, provides a unique opportunity to see first-hand, before anybody else, the new work of this young band that has successfully made a place for itself in the worlds of flamenco and national and international jazz.
Aleix Palau | 2 February 2021
Los Aurora present their new show at L’Auditori de Barcelona
Friday, 5 February at 8 pm in Hall 2, Oriol Martorell.
Los Aurora is the flamenco-jazz band that has been shaking up the national and international music scene since the release of their first album, Aurora (Taller de Músics/Discmedi, 2017).