Superstar flamenco singer will perform two concerts marking New York University center's anniversary

Miguel Poveda
Photo by Pedro Walter

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) has joined forces with NYU Skirball and the Flamenco Festival New York to present the special performance of superstar flamenco singer Miguel Poveda.

Miguel Poveda will perform on Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online, by visiting the box office in person Wednesday - Friday from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, or by calling 212.998.4941. NYU Skirball is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, N.Y.

NY Skirball mandates proof of vaccination, including boosters if eligible, for all audience members, performers, crew, and venue staff. Face masks will be required at all times. For complete Covid precautions, visit nyuskirball.org.

Under the leadership of former New York University President John Brademas, the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) was inaugurated on April 9, 1997, in the presence of distinguished figures from Spain, Latin America, and the U.S., including the King and Queen of Spain and then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The anniversary special event celebrates 25 years of creative programming that foregrounds the history, politics, languages, art, and cultures of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world.

ABOUT MIGUEL POVEDA
Miguel Poveda joins his own sound with the musical diversity of the traditional roots of flamenco. In this journey through the universe of Poveda, we discover through his latest songs his love for flamenco, poetry, and Andalusian folk music. His charisma, social commitment, and passion on the stage bring to his concerts a unique experience of love, art, and emotion. 

Flamenco music cannot be understood without Miguel Poveda. His amazing voice and the way he performs his songs, join together the old with the new wave of flamenco. Throughout these 30 years, Miguel Poveda has matured with elegance and his songs along with him.

With more than 14 albums and awards such as the 2007 Spanish National Music Award, the 2011 Culture Music Award of Catalonia, the 2012 Andalusian Medal, Miguel Poveda has built his career with a mix of love for the past and creative risk-taking in the present, always inspired by the very best talents in music.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Considered a musical genius in his native Spain, superstar Miguel Poveda’s nuanced and soulful voice is unrivaled in the world of flamenco. Possessing a strong technique and a charismatic stage presence, his concerts are truly inspiring musical events. For his long-awaited NYC solo debut, he takes the audience on a tour of the traditional musical forms of flamenco, from malagueñas and alegrías to seguirillas and soleás.  

At NYU Skirball, he will be accompanied on stage by five internationally acclaimed artists: Jesús Guerrero (guitar), Miguel Soto Peña “El Londro” (voice and palmas), Paquito González (percussion), Joan Amargós (piano), as well as dancer Antonio Molina “El Choro.”

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Robert Polner
Robert Polner
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