“Barrio Manouche makes magical acoustic music mashed together from all corners of the globe—a new form of Americana, if you will, where flamenco guitar drifts above Brazilian beats, clashing with Gypsy-jazz melodies…a rich, gorgeous blend of acoustic Latin-French jazz.” — Aaron Carnes, East Bay Express
8:00 PM/Doors at 7:30 PM
Barrio Manouche takes their audience on a magical journey, with a unique fusion of cultures and musical backgrounds, an auditory and visual feast like no other.
The San Francisco-based acoustic ensemble performs a repertoire of original compositions with an emotionally charged sound that is difficult to classify yet instantly recognizable. The group’s international roots shine brightly in their music with members from Spain, Quebec, France, Brazil and California, and is deeply influenced by a wide range of musical traditions.
Barrio Manouche has been recognized for its innovative style, complex technique, and passion for musical improvisation, as well as for its exciting collaborations with artists like French Flamenco dancer Fanny Ara, African sacred dance by dancer Emaye Ama Mizani, and Colombian singer Iván Rondón.
Barrio Manouche is: Javi Jiménez – guitar and vocals, Alex Zelnick – guitar, Luis Jiménez – cajón and percussion, Gary Johnson – bass, Cyril Guiraud – saxophones and caxixi, Magali Sanscartier – violin, vocals and percussion, Fanny Ara – dance, palmas, castanets and vocals, Emaye Ama Mizani – dance and percussion