Through flamenco, dancer and musicians (guitar, vocals and kanun) begin their collaboration as a way to explore their artistic paths and musical roots.
A night of outstanding music, breaking down long-standing cultural and historical barriers.
Rosa de Papel
The name of the fourth album of Myrddin. Recorded between October 2014 and February 2015 it is a masterpiece of contemporary flamenco. For the CD Myrddin has been working with a series of internationally renowned musicians and dancers such as Alicia Carrasco (Spain), Ana Llanes (Belgium / USA)
Is the youngest son of famous Belgian multi-instrumentalist Koen De Cauter. Under the wings of his father he learned, at a young age, to play the clarinet (mainly jazz and Gipsy style). At age fourteen he discovered flamenco guitar and was bitten by the richness and originality of this musical culture. After learning the fundaments from his father he went to Spain to take master-classes by some of the greatest names of flamenco: Manolo Sanlucar, Gerardo Núñez, Rafaël Riqueni, Enrique De Melchor
Syrian Kanun player educator and composer Maya Youssef comes from a family of artists. When she was ten of age, she heard the sound of the kanun playing in a taxi while heading towards Sulhi al-Wadi music institute where she was studying. From that moment, Maya made an intuitive decision to start her journey with the kanun. Maya’s musical renown was set in motion tow years later, when she won Best Musician Award in Syria’s Youth National Music Competition. She afterwards obtained two BA degrees, one in Music from The High Institute of Music in Damascus, and another in English literature from University of Damascus.
The cutting edge of the art of flamenco, has always been celebrating womanhood, inspired by the role of women in an unstable Spanish society.
Alicia was born in Algeciras, Cádiz, Spain. She collaborated with artists such as as Ginesa Ortega, Isabel Pantoja and Orquesta Sinfónica RTVE, Rafael de Utrera, Spice Berberechos, La Canalla, Kevin Seddiki, the Anabel Veloso danse company, Michio Woirgardt, José Manuel León, Kike Perdomo and Martín Leiton. Her project Mujer Klórica aims at opening old traditions to new approaches. It contains lyrics by Pablo Villanueva and music by José Manuel León
Born in Seattle, Washington, USA. She began her dance training at the age of 4 in classical ballet and continued on with a decade of modern dance training (Martha Graham technique) upon being accepted into the Washington Contemporary Ballet Youth Company in 1990 at the age of 8. While studying linguistics in the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) she shifted her focus to intense Flamenco training which upon graduation from university inspired her move to the heart of flamenco Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. There she studied for 3 years under such prolific dancers as Mercedes Ruíz, Joaquin Grilo, Manuela Carpio, Ana María Lopez and María José Franco among several others. In 2009 she moved to Ankara, Turkey where she continued her professional career as both a dancer and a choreographer performing mostly with Mavi Siyah Flamenko Topluluğu appearing in several dance and music festivals throughout the country as well as frequent television programs. Ana currently lives, works and frolics in Istanbul Turkey.