Rosario la Tremendita & Mohammad Motamedi

Flamenco meets Persian classical music

Rosario ‘La Tremendita’ Mohammad Motamedi vocals, Salvador Gutiérrez guitar, ‘El Bobote’, Oruco palmasLuis Amador percussion, Jordi Gaspar double bass, Sina Jahanabadi kemanche, Habib Meftah Boushehri daf

Spanish poet Federico García Lorca described the cante jondo – deep flamenco song- as a ‘rare example of primitive song whose notes contain the naked and horrific emotion of the first oriental civilisations.’ A test of Lorca’s words might be the Qasida project, an extraordinary musical encounter between the young Sevillian cantaora Rosario ‘La Tremendita’ and her Iranian peer Mohammad Motamedi. ‘More flamenco than La Tremendita is impossible’, the French newspaper Le Monde recently wrote after the presentation of her debut album ‘A Tiempo’ at the Seville Biennial. In Qasida the singer explores the roots of flamenco in the richly varied poetic songs and improvisations of Motamedi, the young rising star of Iranian classical music. Songs of Spanish folk poetry and Persian high art merge into a musical world in which the ‘Al-Andalus’ of old is perhaps briefly revived.

The project will show:
10 of june- Suma Flamenca Madrid

27th of July at the Festival Glatt und Verkehrt

30th of January 2015 – V Flamenco Biënnale Nederland

A co-production of the Dutch Flamenco Biennial and Morgenland Festival Osnabrück.
More information about Rosario ‘La Tremendi
Contact: Ernestina van de Noort
+31 6 21275088