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June 2nd, 7.30pm
NYC's Caramelo Finds the Flamenco Soul of the City on Debut Album, Ride Flamenco. It's not about performing; it's about distilling life's passion, pain, and love into a single ornament, into one potent gesture. From kitchens to street corners, it's at its most powerful when it entwines with life in cities like Sevilla, Spain. And cities like New York, home of Caramelo, a crew of top musicians and flamenco dancers with a shared love of soulful R&B, alt rock, and hot Latin grooves.
On their debut Ride (release: May 29, 2012), Sara Erde's sensuous bilingual purr and the gorgeous, gritty voice of flamenco singer Alfonso Cid ("La Luna") grace the band's urbane hooks, unexpected instruments, and ear-candy songwriting. Caramelo revels in a New-World sound and vision for old-school duende, the spirit of expression and energy that drives flamenco at its best.
This streets-meets-Sevilla soul will fill Drom on June 2, 2012, as the band celebrates Ride, thanks to special guests from Antibalas, Aldric, and The Chase Experiment -and to the band's funky corps of lithe, vibrant dancers.
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