Wellington Arts Council
DUENDE Flamenco Show
Passionate Spanish flamenco guitarist, Paco Lara with a distinguished international career of more than 30 years touring the world alongside Spain’s greatest flamenco maestros, presents a magical evening of authentic flamenco guitar, dance, and song at Wellington Civic Centre in partnership with Wellington Arts.
Cabaret tables of 8 and you can bring your own platter or purchase a tapas platter once on-site.
Lara, based in Australia since 2017, was inspired to produce his dream project, DUENDE, bringing to life his original music compositions and music created by great composers such as Jose Maria Cano, Concha Buika and Luis Bonfa. This together combines the unmistakable sound of Lara’s hometown, Jerez in Andalusia Spain, the heartland of traditional flamenco and culture.
Paco Lara’s recent successes include the Andalusian Guitar Show at the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Guitar Festival in 2021 and 2023 and his 2022-23 national tour.
Australian audiences will be once again captivated by his unique style from Jerez which brings a fusion of contemporary flamenco music with hints of jazz in this new performance.
Virtuoso flamenco guitarist, Lara has toured internationally alongside some of Spain’s well-known artists, composers and maestros of flamenco in Spain, such as the Maestro Paco Cepero (guitarist and composer), Mercedes Ruiz (dancer) and Isabel Pantoja (vocalist).
In Spain, Lara also has been at the vanguard of the Flamenco Fusion musical style, with hugely successful groups such as Los Delinquents, El Bario and Isabel Pantoja.
Recognised as the most prominent flamenco guitarist living in Australia, Paco Lara and his troupe is a world class musical and cultural experience not to be missed!
This event is included in The Great Australian Stone Festival – MARCH 2024 - Stone of Arc
"Magnificently entertaining. Such musicians are rare in this country." - City News
"It is a real treat to be able to witness one of the best flamenco guitarists in the entire world when Paco Lara comes to town." - Glam Adelaide
"Fast, intense and exhilarating!" - The Sydney Morning Herald