Qairo

Location

Keith King Memorial Park
1501 Maple Dr, Golden, BC V0A 1H6

Date

Wed 17 Jul 2024

Time

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Qairo (pronounced Cairo) is a passionate and innovative septet whose pan-Mediterranean sound combines the fire of flamenco with Turkish, Balkan, and Middle Eastern elements.

About The Event

Qairo (pronounced Cairo) is a passionate and innovative septet whose pan-Mediterranean sound combines the fire of flamenco with a heady blend of Turkish micro-tonality, highly charged Balkan rhythms, and spicy Middle Eastern melodies.

Singer Alejandro Mendia and dancers Lia Grainger and Deborah “La Caramelita” were part of a popular flamenco ensemble for years before merging with flamenco guitarist Manuel Vazquez and clarinetist and saxophonist Dorian Zavatta. Their goal was to create a radical musical hybrid, and with the addition of percussionist Alex Carrasco and drummer Gaetan Diaz, Cairo hit paydirt. Onstage they unleash a firestorm of music and dance that is rooted in centuries-old folk traditions yet taps into a modern, freewheeling eclecticism that crackles with chemistry. Find out why CBC Radio said, “Qairo’s music has no boundaries.”

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Kicking Horse Culture presents about four dozen cultural events and activities throughout the year in Golden, B.C., the traditional unceded territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwépemc Nations which is also home to Métis Nation Columbia River.