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May 22 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$15
The Princess Theatre is proud to present Barrio Manouche live in concert on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
The San Francisco-based acoustic group performs a repertoire of original instrumental compositions with a unique sound that is difficult to classify yet instantly recognizable. Barrio Manouche is deeply influenced by a range of musical traditions, from the swing of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, to the Hot Jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, the Gypsy soul of Eastern Europe, the Nuevo Flamenco of Paco de Lucía and Camarón de la Isla to the Avant-Garde sounds of Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane.
The ensemble has been recognized for its surprise concerts, innovative style, complex technique, and their passion for their musical improvisation.
The group’s international roots shine brightly in their music. With members from Spain, Quebec, France, Brazil and California, with latest collaborations including Flamenco dancer Fanny Ara(France), African sacred dance by brasilian dancers Tulani Masai & Emaye Ama Mizani, as well as Colombian singer Ivan Rondon.
Barrio Manouche plays what is perhaps the truest definition of World music, taking their audience on a magical journey. Or as the band’s rhythm guitarist and Bay Area local Alex Zelnick says, “We are a melting pot of cultures and musical backgrounds brought together by our love and ideal of musical and artistic expression.”
The band’s founder, composer and guitarist Javi Jiménez (originally from Madrid, Spain) says of their 2018 debut album, “Aires de Cambio means ‘winds of change’…the winds that guide you through the search and bring you to places you never thought you could arrive to. Winds that help you reach the top when the road is long and you don’t see the end. Fresh new air for the listener.”
Joining Zelnick and Jiménez onstage at the Princess Theatre will be Magali Sancartier on violin and vocals, Cyril Guiraud on sax and percussion, Luis Jimenez on percussion, and Chris Bastian on bass.
The Green Room at the Princess will open for a pre-show social at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 22 with local wines and microbrews available for purchase by the glass. The Theatre will open at 7 pm for seating. Tickets are $15 general admission seating and may be purchased online at https://squareup.com/store/princess-theatre, or at the Theatre Office, 1230 Meade Avenue, Prosser, 10 am – 2 pm Wednesday-Friday.
Proceeds benefit the ongoing maintenance and operation of the historic Princess Theatre by the Valley Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Questions? Please contact the manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-786-2180.
Thanks to Best Western Plus The Inn at Horse Heaven, and Tipsy Chicks Prosser for their sponsorship.
This performance has also received support from ArtsWA (the Washington State Arts Commission), WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation), IMTour, and the National Endowment for the Arts.