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Manuel Lombo at the Maestranza

Seville, Teatro de la Maestranza — Sala Principal

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About the Event

The tradition of Flamenco Christmas carols has deep roots in Castilian customs during the Middle Ages. Scholars have found similarities between these carols and Moorish canticles, showcasing the rich folkloric music tradition. These songs, derived from the dynamic 'bulería' style, are accompanied by the traditional instrument called the 'zambona' and are sung to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in family gatherings throughout Andalusia. Since the 13th century, these carols have elevated the flamenco aesthetic and gained literary significance, thanks to the efforts of cultured poets who wrote songs in a language accessible to all.

Today, the sensitive voice of Manuel Lombo brings forth the beauty of this musical form, evoking a collective emotional response. A native of Sevilla, Lombo has recorded albums such as 'Cante, incienso y mirra' that delve into this genre. Since 2010, he has crafted shows based on Flamenco carols, seamlessly blending traditional tunes with his own compositions, resulting in highly successful performances in churches, cathedrals, and theaters.

Perhaps the key to Lombo's success lies in his irresistible mix of talent and heartfelt emotions. He effortlessly transitions from orthodox flamenco, honed at the Fundación Cristina Heeren under the tutelage of renowned artists like José de la Tomasa and Naranjito de Triana, to paying homage to the revolutionary Bambino or sharing the stage with soprano Ainhoa Arteta. Through these collaborations, Lombo merges the songbook of popular Christmas tunes with that of traditional culture, creating a beautiful fusion.

On stage, Lombo is not only empathetic but also seductive, exuding great charisma. Accompanied by more than a dozen skilled musicians, he returns to the Maestranza to deliver a spectacular Christmas celebration, performing beloved carols such as 'En el portal de Belén' and 'Campanilleros.' This festive event will surely set the stage for an unforgettable holiday season, allowing listeners to prepare for their own celebrations at home.


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