Energipsy plays gypsy rumba with a young soul and sure-fire instincts . Maybe the most exciting sound to emerge since the Gypsy Kings ignited international audiences in the 80s. Their songs are full of infectious energy with elements of flamenco, contemporary pop, and world music in the mix as well. The result is a kind of "gypsy new wave;" a bold fusion of age-old musical traditions with rhythms and sounds that will fire your gypsy soul. Francesco Grant is the lead guitarist and group leader. He is Italian with Scottish roots, and has strong ties to the Camargue. This distinct cultural mix has surely produced a stimulating musical fusion, a hybrid combination of Spanish flamenco, European pop melodies, Catalan rumba and a myriad of blues, funky and rock influences. Francesco Grant received his first guitar at the age of eight. He was musically inspired by the great guitarist Manitas de Plata. His maestros were… all the flamenco records he could get hold of! But apart from practising "by ear" the music of the best flameco artists, he also studied guitarists such as Baden Powell, Paco de Lucia, José Feliciano and others. He then had a solid base from which to create his own personal style.
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Johnny Smith is an exquisite jazz guitarist known mostly to fellow musicians and serious jazz fans. This beautifully packaged and expertly annotated eight-CD limited-edition boxed set from Mosaic includes his complete small-group recordings for Roost, most of which have languished out of print for decades. Smith's unique voicings on his instrument set him apart from other players, yet he maintains a lush, crystal-clear tone no matter the tempo or setting.
Given its premiere by The Royal Ballet in 1965 with Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn dancing the title roles, Kenneth MacMillan's first full-evening ballet has become a signature work for the Company, enjoying great popularity around the world. From the outset, the production teems with life and colour as the townspeople, market traders and servants of the rival Montagues and Capulets go about their daily business in vibrant crowd scenes. But Romeo and Juliet take centre stage for those great pas de deux: the meeting in the ballroom, the balcony scene, the morning after the wedding and the final devastating tomb scene. Although The Royal Ballet has performed Romeo and Juliet over 400 times, each performance and pairing is subtly different and Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico Bonelli are utterly captivating in the title roles.