UW World Series Presents: Vicente Amigo, March 16

Posted on March 14, 2016, 9:15 am
2 mins


Grammy Award-winning flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo will make his Seattle debut at Meany Hall this Wednesday, March 16. Hailed as the “Sultan of Duende,” the Spanish-born flamenco composer and virtuoso possesses an ethereal, otherworldly quality, music seeming to flow from his guitar without effort. Amigo’s shows are famed for their transporting power. Wrote one critic, “Vicente Amigo represents the introspective exploration of flamenco with all its passion, grace and fire. He stands alone in a space which he carved out for himself.”

From the UW World Series website:

Over the past decade, Amigo’s incredible global appeal has given him the opportunity to perform in many parts of the world, from the Far East to Cuba, Morocco and Tunisia to South America. From his childhood in the little village of Guadalcanal, Spain, the guitarist has been a great student of culture. His exposure to a wide range of musical expression and rhythmic possibility has allowed Amigo to expand beyond his trademark “roots of flamenco” approach to incorporate a mix of what he calls “other feelings, outside roots.” As its title implies, City of the Ideas finds Amigo expressing an open heart to a dynamic “world of mixes.” “Studying” in this ciudad led him to discover that, as a race, we are about more than just one thing – in all ways, but especially musically.

Tickets run $35-40. Add some spice to your Wednesday evening with this expressive and virtuosic performance.

Vicente Amigo at Meany Hall

When: Wednesday March 16, 8pm

Where: Meany Hall (4140 George Washington Lane NE)
Sarah Caples has lived in Seattle since 2004 working as a fashion stylist for private clients. Sarah launched an art and society blog in 2008, along with a monthly salon at The Sorrento Hotel, which ran until June 2012. As executive editor of VanguardSeattle.com, Caples hopes to cultivate an informed dialog about regional culture and bring people of diverse backgrounds together in support of nonprofits, artists and community builders.