Four-time Latin GRAMMY Winner
“A musical game-changer, the rare musician who single-handedly alters the direction of a genre” - NPR
Debuting a new 10-piece band featuring a horn section, backing salsa vocalists and Latin percussion, flamenco singer Diego el Cigala revisits the classic sound of 70s salsa, reinventing some of its hits with his soulful, inimitable flamenco touch. The Town Hall show also includes a special guest appearance by salsa legend Ceferino Cabán on piano.
Diego Ramón Jiménez Salazar, better known as Diego El Cigala, was an important young singer in Nuevo Flamenco when in 2003 he collaborated with the great, late Cuban pianist and arrranger Bebo Valdés in Lágrimas Negras, a Latin Grammy-winning CD that recast classic Cuban songs and Argentine tangos with a flamenco feel. The disc became an improbable global hit and since, Cigala's career, while anchored in traditional flamenco, has been distinguished by his imagination and courage in exploring other musical traditions. Leading an eight piece band (for the first time including horns), Cigala will be presenting his new CD, titled Indestructible, set for release Oct. 28 on Sony Music Latin. In this new CD, recorded in Puerto Rico, Colombia, Spain, and the U.S., the singer revisits the classic sound of 70s salsa, reinventing some of its hits with his soulful, inimitable flamenco touch.