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"Spain of the Three Cultures"

A fresh and participatory program that is gradually gaining dynamics with rhythmic themes, naturally intermingling musical cultures from Iberian Peninsula, Central Europe, The Mediterranean basin, and North Africa. With the flamenco guitar as the common thread, along with the sound of the Arabic lute - the derbuka, the riqq and the bendir, as well as the mandola and the voices, three musicians representating the three cultures - Jewish, Christian and Muslim. These cultures coexisted for centuries in the peninsular soil. The group has toured various stages in different countries, highlighting its last concert in 2014 Sarajevo (Bosnia) - a city of three cultures as well, for the commemorative events of the First World War Centenary.

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PACO DÍEZ, a Spaniard born in Piñel de Abajo (Valladolid), a graduate in Philology and a self-taught musician, began his musical career in 1978, focusing most of his career on spreading the Iberian Musical Culture, with his very personal voice accompanied by the guitar. , the mandola, the bagpipe or the percussions, in addition to having a solid ethnographic background backed by a rigorous compilation of Traditional Knowledge in various areas of the Iberian Peninsula, the biblical Sepharad.

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RAÚL OLIVAR, born in Valladolid, studied concert guitar with Manolo Sanlúcar, Rafael Riqueni, José Jiménez “Viejín” and Oscar Herrero. He trained in singing and dancing accompaniment at the Amor de Dios school (Madrid) with Aquilino Jiménez “Entry” and furthered his studies in Modern Harmony and Contemporary Guitar in Madrid with Félix Santos, obtaining outstanding marks in both specialties.

He has released three flamenco guitar albums of which he is the author, composer and producer, in addition to having collaborated on numerous albums by national artists, combining his personal project with other musical projects and collaborations, as well as continuing to be linked to flamenco dance, composing for various companies. and performing since 2006 a continuous work in the Professional School of Dance of Castilla y León.

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WAFIR S. GIBRIL, a Sudanese born in Kurdufan, studied at the Higher Conservatory of Khartoum with the accordion as his main instrument.

With a fine and refined sense of humor, he is a versatile musician where they exist, handling with great skill a wide range of Afro-Arab instruments and abounding in collaborations with endless groups of very varied musical tendencies, producing his rich personality that he expresses not only in his live performances, but also in his multiple recordings, among which his first solo work, Nilo Azul, stands out, where he seeks parallels and twinning between the music of Sudan, Ireland, Spain, Bulgaria, in addition to other brushstrokes sound.

Wafir has traveled all over the world both with his proposals and those of other groups.

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TESSI LADERA, has been dedicated to the study, interpretation, choreographic composition and teaching of Oriental Dance since 2004. Specialized in Fusion, under a deep and contemporary vision of the encounter between body languages, she works mainly with classical and folk dance from India, Oriental Dance, dances nomads (Gypsy Tradition) and trance dances. His interest in rhythm, live music and expressive communication lead him to collaborate in perfopoesía projects (stage poetry) and with groups of ethnic, oriental and experimental music. Thus unifying sounds and artistic proposals from East and West.

He has worked at the Carlos III University of Madrid  for seven years as a Dance teacher in the East. He has been carrying out his pedagogical work in specialized schools such as Sol de Luna, a benchmark for dance in the mountains of Madrid, FusionArt-Patricia Passo School, a center attached to the Rey Juan Carlos University, and  Nataraya, which was the first school in Spain with Official Studies of Classical Indian Dance.  He teaches monographic theoretical-practical workshops in different parts of Spain in specialized schools and festivals.

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