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Flamenco and Jazz, mixes and remixes. A sequence of reactions

Flamenco and Jazz, mixes and remixes. A sequence of reactions Teo Sánchez

Even before being thought of as "flamenco", this art was a result of the mixture of musical forms, dances and cultures. Flamenco is living, proactive, evolving and influential music. The traditional forms of dance, guitar and song frequently attract musicians of different origins who might bring new instruments to the music. At times in isolation, at times experimental and sometimes with exquisite results. In the latter case, and regardless of the African or Eastern elements, the influence and relationships with some forms of music from the American continent stand out. This connection has led to development of rhythmic patterns of the genre. The back and forth movements have created unique styles which have discovered the Peruvian cajón in the flamenco sound and even stimulated the birth of a subgenre, flamenco-jazz. The conference narrates some of these relationships between flamenco and other genres and the very diverse results. Sometimes anecdotal, at other times they are fundamental to the history of this art.

Director / Presenter of the public Spanish radio program Duendeando, Teo Sánchez (Madrid, 1966) has a degree in veterinary medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, a profession he has combined from a young age with that of a musical specialist.   

 His first jobs on the radio date back to 1987, starting at Cadena Ser in Almería as part of the inaugural team of its FM music station. Later, he moved to Radio Madrid FM, where he remained until 1989, when he joined the team of Radio 4 pop channel of RNE, carrying out tasks such as making specialized programs, locution, and coordinating the Top 70 selection in that station.   

In 1992, Sánchez joined the station where he currently remains: Radio 3 RNE as a morning host within the music selection Música x 3 uninterruptedly until 1996, the date on which he began the Duendeando program specialized in flamenco as director and presenter of the same.  

 He has been the director-scriptwriter of 35 reports on flamenco from 1998 to the present, included in the program La Mandrágora on TVE and the TVE International Channel. 

Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D. is a Chicago-based music journalist. She hosts and produces her own radio show, Beat Latino, which airs in Chicago on Vocalo (Chicago Public Media) and other USA cities as well as Berlin. Catalina is also a regular contributor to NPR, Songlines and other publications, an editorial board member of Revista Contratiempo and a speaker on the Illinois Humanities Council “Road Scholar” roster. Catalina’s music journalism explores the extraordinary diversity of the global music scene with an emphasis on Latine music – from the most traditional roots music to cutting-edge electronic grooves. Sebastian Huydts (b.1966) studied piano in Amsterdam with Edith Lateiner-Grosz at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In addition, he took post-graduate classes with Rian de Waal. He participated in piano master classes with György Sebök, Stephen Bishop, and Earl Wild, and took Chamber Music lessons with Tan Crone. He has performed solo, with orchestra and in chamber music throughout Northern Europe and the Midwestern USA and has appeared on Dutch, Spanish and Chicagoland radio. As a composer he has written repertoire for solo instruments as well as various ensembles ranging from duo to orchestra. His style seeks to combine 20th century innovations with traditional elements of Western music. His works consist of song cycles, sonatas, chamber music for various combinations, and concertos. Many of these works include the piano. In 1993, the Music Department of the University of Chicago awarded him a four-year stipend to study Composition. His professors there included John Eaton, Jay Alan Yim, Andrew Imbrie, Shulamit Ran and Marta Ptaszynska, Computer Music and Composition with Howard Sandroff, Conducting with Barbara Schubert, and Orc

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