Founded by Raul Rodriguez, the son of Spain's famous postmodern diva Martirio, Son de la Frontera are a fascinating flamenco ensemble that blends traditional Spanish flamenco with Cuban and Latin American elements. Rodriguez plays the Cuban tres instead of Spanish guitar, which he discovered after his mother was given one by Compay Segundo of the Buena Vista Social Club. The group is also committed to the memory and influence of legendary Gypsy guitarist Diego del Gastor, of Moron de la Frontera.
Son De La Frontera make their West Coast debut and play in New York this February and March. The Los Angeles show features an introduction by members of Ozomatli and Jackson Browne. Show dates:
2/23-2/24 NYU Skirball Center Flamenco Festival
2/28 Echoplex, Los Angeles
(Jackson Browne & Ozomatli introduce.)
2/29 Sunset Center, Carmel CA
3/1 Yerbabuena Center, San FranciscoArtist websiteSon De La FronteraCal