Created at the legendary Flamenco Biennale in Seville, Mediterranean Gypsies brings together two stunning groups. David Pena Dorantes and his trio is usually just known as “Dorantes” – he’s the great figure who has created a whole new language of flamenco piano. Playing a rare British concert, he’s joined by Taksim Trio, the great Turkish group who play Ottoman instruments such as the duduk, the baglama and above all the kanun.
The two groups don’t play separate sets – Mediterranean Gypsies flows between the two groups. Sometimes they play separately, and at points they come together, making rich music together that explores the Roma links between their cultures.