Gugurumbé. Fahmi Alqhai & Antonio Ruz
The Generalife Theatre
Wednesday 15 July 22:30 Dance


Accademia del Piacere

Fahmi Alqhai, musical direction, viola da gamba, arranmgements and adaptations

Antonio Ruz, stage direction and choreography


Rocío Márquez, flamenco singer

Núria Rial, soprano

Mónica Iglesias, flamenco dancer

Ellavled Alcano, contemporary dance

Dani de Morón, flamenco guitar




The black roots


Works by Mateo Flecha, Xavier Montsalvatge, Gaspar Fernández, Santiago de Murcia and Trujillo Codex, among others.

World premiere. Produced by Accademia del Piacere/Alqhai&Alqhai and the International Music and Dance Festival of Granada. With the collaboration of the Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales (Junta de Andalucía).

A music and dance performance, on the occasion of the 500 Anniversary of the First Sailing Around The World

Institucional Collaboration:

Performance without intermission

Estimated duration: 80 minutes

Roots and Fusion

Gugurumbé, a premiere for this Festival, sets off from an idea around which Accademia del Piacere has been working for years: the dances of the Hispanic Baroque are born from a crossroads of influences that are also in the origin of flamenco. In this project, which features singer-songwriter Rocío Márquez and soprano Núria Rial, the group places special emphasis on the weight that African rhythms had in all of this, coming to Europe from America. The music will be joined on this occasion by dance, which, choreographed by Antonio Ruz, will mix flamenco with contemporary dance. A coming and going between oceans, cultures and styles, ideal to celebrate the V Centenary of the first round-the-world trip.