We kick off the week with an opening night party to bring the house down! Mingle with international and Canadian artists, eat and drink from DROM delicious menu, and enjoy the beautiful original music and dance of global flamenco fusion ensemble Andalusyria, direct from Montreal.
Three instrumentalist-composers have come together to create an original repertoire at the crossroads of the different musical traditions at the root of their respective practices. Nazih Borish, a Syrian musician established in Montreal, is a self-taught oud virtuoso; Gabriel Evangelista, a Montrealer of Spanish origin, is a flamenco-jazz pianist. Montreal-based Cuban percussionist Hanser Santos accompanies them on the Latin cajónon. All three have developed their own musical languages over the course of their careers; this artistic encounter brings together their cultural and personal horizons in a hypnotic blend of flamenco, jazz and traditional Syrian music. Montreal dancer Maríaia Caballero also joins the ensemble for this special performance.
Nazih Borish - oud
Gabriel Evangelista - piano
Hanser Santos - cajón
Maríaia Caballero - dance