‘Universo Pastora’ is the title is the name of the third album by cantaor Israel Fernández. At the same time, it is the title of the direct show that gives life to the album and that is about the musical universe that surrounds the most important flamenco singer that has given the history of flamenco: La Niña de los Peines. In this work, the young singer from Toledo approaches the musical universe of the Sevillian cantaora and her immediate surroundings: her brother Tomás Pavón and her husband Pepe Pinto. A meticulous work of selection among more than 250 cantes that Pastora bequeathed and that Israel has managed to reconstruct with its way of feeling.
This concert is co-presented by Flamenco Festival NY and:
Born into a Gypsy family in Corral de Almaguer (Toledo), Israel Fernández infuses traditional flamenco singing with his own distinctive style. Since 2015, he has been singing with the company of Sara Baras. On his third album, Universo Pastora, Israel pays tribute to one of the most important figures in flamenco history, Pastora Pavón (“La Niña de los Peines”). He faithfully maintains the essence of her art while putting his own stamp on each interpretation. The result is a work of art in which we can sense their two hearts in harmony. Accompaniment is provided by Keko Baldomero on guitar.
This concert is co-presented by Flamenco Festival NY and World Music Institute.