Percussionist Jordi Marin. left

Percussionist Jordi Marin. left

Flamenco fusion duo El Javi to play Lorenzo’s

It’ll be a little taste of Spain when L.A.-based flamenco-fusion duo El Javi embarks on its first-ever Canadian tour.

It’ll be a little taste of Spain when L.A.-based flamenco-fusion duo El Javi embarks on its first-ever Canadian tour.

Slated to perform at Lorenzo’s Café in Ashton Creek, east of Enderby, June 19 and 20, El Javi is in the Okanagan to record its new EP.

The duo features singer-composer Javi, who combines the sounds of his acoustic flamenco guitar with the minimalist drum-set of percussionist Jordi Matin. They call their unique bridge between flamenco and progressive rock, “flamenco-fusion.”

The instrumental duo has been touring the U.S., Mexico and Europe while promoting their EP, A Gypsy Journey: Part 1 as they prepare to lay down Part 2 at a new recording studio in Summerland.

El Javi has played international music festivals including The Jazz and Blues festival in Santa Clarita, Calif.  and the International Music Festival in San José del Cabo, Mexico. They have also opened for the biggest voice in contemporary flamenco, Diego el Cigala, during his Noche Tacumana world tour.

“We are more than excited – this is going to be our first time ever in Canada. Seeing the people and the beautiful places is exciting in and of itself,” said Javi. “Being able to share our music with Canadians is the icing on the cake.”

Call Lorenzo’s at 250-838-6700 to make a reservation.

Addendum: The duo is also coming to Vernon to perform an outdoor show at the Pottery Road Yoga Studio in Vernon July 17. Tickets and info TBA.