FOUR WINDS LATIN SPIRIT is a festival of exquisite flamenco and tango rhythms performed by some of its finest Australian and international proponents and taking place over the Easter Weekend.
Bermagui is known to music lovers for the biennial Four Winds festival of world-class contemporary classical music, and in 2017, as a part of its new all year round program, Festival director James Crabb is delighted to present this Latin themed festival: “Four Winds Latin Spirit is the start of a unique creative vision, and I’m honoured to welcome such highly regarded musicians to Four Winds for my first festival.”
Across the Easter weekend, concerts take place in what must be the most idyllic festival space in Australia: 30 acres of wooded parkland hug the Sound Shell, an open-air amphitheatre framed by a lake, and the Windsong Pavilion, a state-of-the-art recital hall whose views give onto the stunning natural surrounds. Within these astonishing architecturally designed spaces, uplifting musical experiences are complemented by native bird song, frog calls and the smell of gum trees.
Featuring performances by:
JOSÉ CARBÓ, Australia’s finest baritone
TANGO JAM 2, created for Latin Spirit and featuring some of Australia’s most exceptional musicians
RASA DUENDE, exploring Hindustani and flamenco rhythms
BANDALUZIA, acclaimed flamenco music and dance ensemble
During the festival, tango workshops will be facilitated by two of Australia’s most revered performers, Rina and Nadim Sawaya, recent finalists at the Tango Dance Asian Championships.
A Fiesta will take place on Sunday evening for those inspired to learn a few steps, let loose and dance the night away to all things Latin: New Flamenco from Andalusia; mestizo inspired sounds from Barcelona; traditional and electronic tango from Buenos Aires and beyond. Delicious Spanish cuisine will also be on offer throughout the Festival.
FOUR WINDS LATIN SPIRIT, where the finest in flamenco and tango rhythms, architectural design and natural beauty come together.