Carnegie Hall Presents

Around the Globe - Students

From Peru to Spain and Greece, some of the world's most captivating artists converge on the stages of Carnegie Hall. This diverse series features spirited performances by Peruvian songstress and "Queen of landóEva Ayllón, contemporary Greek rebetiko singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki, and Andalusian cantora Estrella Morente.

Eva Ayllón

Eleftheria Arvanitaki

Estrella Morente

Eva Ayllón

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, October 26, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Eva Ayllón
Eva Ayllón is one of Peru’s most legendary stars with a voice that embodies the spirit of a nation. Known for her larger-than-life stage personality and fearsome dance chops, the “Queen of landó” (a traditional Afro-Peruvian musical form) infuses her music with colorful sounds from the coastal plains of Lima, as well as her country’s indigenous, African, and Spanish musical heritage. The resulting style is a powerful sound with call-and-response, complex syncopation, and polyrhythms with sweet, melancholic melodies.

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"Ritmo, Color, y Sabor"

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Eva Ayllón
Trauni Music

Eleftheria Arvanitaki

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, February 1, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Vocals
Alexandros Arkadopoulos, Clarinet, Flute, and Kaval
George Georgiadis, Double Bass
Yannis Kirimkiridis, Acoustic Piano and Keyboards
Thomas Konstantinou, Mandolin, Lute, and Bouzouki
Alexandros Ktistakis, Drums
Kostas Meretakis, Eastern Traditional Percussion
Dimitris Tsakas, Soprano Saxophone and Nylon Guitar
Special Guest Ara Dinkjian, Oud and Cumbus
One of today’s most talented Greek singers, Eleftheria Arvanitaki has a unique gift for both rebetiko (a genre of folk music popular with refugees from Asia Minor in the early 20th century) and contemporary Greek music. With the distinct ability to bring together disparate music styles, her voice has a clarity and emotional depth that registers with anyone who hears it.

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"The Bodies and the Knives"

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Eleftheria Arvanitaki
Real World Records

Estrella Morente

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Estrella Morente
Cantora Estrella Morente has dazzled audiences and critics alike with her compelling performances of flamenco and popular Spanish songs. Heiress to one of Spain’s greatest musical dynasties, she is a passionate new voice in flamenco who brings a fresh approach to the Andalusian tradition. Hailed as “a new force to be reckoned with” by London’s Daily Mail, “Estrella breathes fresh life into one of Spain's proudest musical customs.”

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"Cancion de los Pastores"

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Estrella Morente
EMI Music Spain