Stunning Flamenco Genius Brings Crowd To Its Feet At Opening Night Of Sharjah World Music Festival

A spectacular Andalusian performance by one the world’s most talented contemporary flamenco artists yesterday (Saturday) showed why the Sharjah World Music Festival (SWMF) is becoming a lynchpin in the emirate’s – and the UAE’s – international cultural calendar.

On the opening night of the fifth edition of SWMF, presented by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in a strategic partnership with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) and Al Majaz Amphitheatre, and organised by Furat Qaddouri Music Centre, Vicente Amigo and his outstanding support musicians prompted several standing ovations by the crowd during the first concert at The Flag Island Amphitheatre.

Complete with a breath-taking performance of supreme flamenco dancer Primivito Daza, multi-award winning Amigo performed many of his own compositions with a pace and a passion that had the audience of all ages transfixed.