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Diego El Cigala - The Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Diego el CigalaIt was an exciting evening of Flamenco music with three time Latin Grammy® winner Diego El Cigala at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Connecticut presented by the Namaskaar Foundation. Backed by his touring band comprised of Jaime Calabuch "Jumitus" on piano, Dan Ben Lior on electric guitar, Yelsy Heredia on double bass, and Isidro Suarez on percussion, Diego El Cigala's passionate vocals captivated and inspired the audience during the 2-hour performance. 

 

Born in Madrid, Spain to Flamenco musicians, Diego El Cigala began his solo career in 1997 with his first release Undebel. Since then, he has traveled the world bringing his beautiful vocals, his passion, and his music to his audiences during his exciting live performances, as well as via his recordings.

In 2001, he received a Latin Grammy® nomination for Best Flamenco CD for his release, Corren Tiempos de Alegria. He won his first Latin Grammy® Award in 2003 for Lagrimas Negras (Black Tears), his second Latin Grammy® Award in 2006 for Picasso en mis ojos (Picasso in my eyes), and his third Latin Grammy® Award in 2010 for Best Tango for the release Cigala & Tango. To say that Diego El Cigala is a major talent in the world of contemporary Flamenco music would be an understatement. His latest release Romance de la luna Tucuman continues his exploration of the Argentinean tango tradition and folk classics, El Cigala style.

Diego El Cigala
Diego El Cigala 

On November 11, 2014, Diego El Cigala brought his impressive Flamenco style to Stamford, Connecticut, one of the many stops on his first major North American tour. Called "Flamenco Royalty" by the BBC, and is often referred to as "the Sinatra of Flamenco," Diego El Cigala enchanted the audience with his voice and through the passion of the music. With his exotic good looks and flowing, long dark curly hair and beard he is the embodiment of the romance of Flamenco. Be-ringed hands flashing as he counted claps, an essential part of Flamenco, he engaged the audience to participate and become a part of the music, rather than just listen to it, taking us along on an journey of the spirit.

Performing for 2-hours without an intermission, Diego El Cigala sang many cuts off his Romance de la luna Tucumana release, (Canción de las simples cosas, Naranjo en flor, Los mareados, Milonga de Martín Fierro, Déjame que me vaya, Romance de la luna Tucumana, Siempre París, Por una cabeza, Balderrama, Nieblas del riachuelo, Canción para un niño en la calle), as well as from his prior releases, bringing a rich sensuality to the world of contemporary Flamenco with his beautiful voice accompanied by a talented cast of musicians. Pianist Jaime Calabuch "Jumitus" contributed some memorable pieces, as did Dan Ben Lior on electric guitar, Yelsy Heredia on double bass, and Isidro Suarez on percussion. Bravo!

Diego El Cigala
Diego El Cigala

"The Palace Theatre, a 1,580-seat Thomas Lamb-designed vaudeville house, was acclaimed as "Connecticut's Most Magnificent" when it opened in 1927. It was restored and re-opened in 1983 for live theatre, opera, dance, and concerts, plus art exhibitions in the Sackler Gallery."  

The Palace Theatre is conveniently located in downtown Stamford less than a mile from the Stamford Train Station via Metro North. By car, it is a 45-minute drive from New Haven, a 50-minute drive from New York City, and a 75-minute drive from Hartford.  

Palace Theatre patrons may use the Landmark Square Garage across the street from the theatre, the Bell Street Garage, or the Summer Place Garage adjacent to Target (enter from Summer or Broad Street). Discount Parking Offer! Spend only $3 when you show your Palace Theatre ticket stub as you exit the Landmark Square Garage. There are two entrances to the garage - across the street from The Palace and at 101 Broad Street.  

Diego El Cigala
Diego El Cigala

Please visit the website, www.PalaceStamford.org for program information on upcoming performances at all three of their venues. For tickets or information, please call: +1-203-388-7984 between the hours of 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.  

A few of the many upcoming shows at The Palace Theatre:

12/3/2014:
It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
12/6/2014:
Stamford Symphony: Handel's Messiah Parts I & Ii
12/12/2014:
Laughtrax: Chicago City Limits
12/20-21/2014:
Connecticut Ballet's The Nutcracker
1/31/2015:
Stamford Symphony - Garrick Ohlsson Recital
2/6/2015:
"Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid LIVE: Let's Play!"
3/1/2015:
ARRIVAL - The Music of ABBA

The Palace Stamford, CT, USA

The Palace Theatre 
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Box Office:     +1-203-388-7984
Website:        
www.PalaceStamford.org
Facebook:      
www.Facebook.com/ThePalaceTheatreStamford  

Namaskaar Foundation's focus is "to promote, preserve and raise greater awareness and appreciation for the traditional performing arts and culture of India, among Indians and American friends through a superior presentation of Music, Dance and Theatre from all regions of India.

World on Stage was the result of an initiative started in 1999 by the Namaskaar Foundation in its continued effort to build a new audience, and share and exchange the cultural heritage of the world by presentation of traditional Music, Dance and Theatre from around the World.

Founded in 1988 by Vrunda Patel, Namaskaar Foundation Inc. (NF) has its primary mission to promote, preserve and raise greater awareness and appreciation for the traditional performing arts and culture of India, among Indians and our American friends through a superior presentation of Music, Dance and Theatre from all regions of India. Since its inception, NF has presented over 100 plays, concerts and workshops by eminent artists of India. World on Stage (WOS) was established in 2001 as an outgrowth of the Namaskaar mission. The WOS programming reflects the additional mission to share and exchange cultural heritages thus raising greater awareness and appreciation for traditional performing arts and cultures from around the world. Through the performing arts, NF/WOS fosters mutual celebration and appreciation of diverse cultures and heritages."

For information on World On Stage and upcoming performance, please visit the website: www.WorldOnStage.org.

For information on upcoming Diego El Cigala performances, please visit the website: www.elCigala.com

Listen to cuts off his releases at: www.elCigala.com/node/495

Follow Diego El Cigala on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DiegoElCigala

Follow The Palace Theatre on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ThePalaceTheatreStamford  

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