Flamenco Monday

Yesterday the girls and I attended a performance at the Wits University by a trio of highly talented artists from India, who played a fusion of Eastern and Western music on guitar, electric mandolin and a variety of percussion instruments.

The outfit known as the Mandolin Prakash Trio combined the precise timing of South Indian music with Afro-Latin rythyms which I found visually exciting at times, but quite drawn out in some places. Overall however, it was a feast for the senses, especially some of the strange-looking percussion instruments.

So while I’m in a flamenco kind of disposition today, here is something more familiar to general audiences. Paco De Lucia (sadly now deceased), John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola performing Mediterranean Sundance.