NIGHTS OF FIRE!
Soundtrack to the PBS Special.
NIGHTS OF FIRE! is an unprecedented and spectacular adventure through Spanish Guitar, Cuban Salsa and Brazilian Samba that raises the standards of live performance to a fresh new level of originality with dancing that is equally mysterious, sensual and festive.
As composer, guitarist and creative force behind the event, BENISE (pronounced Buh-nes-say) says the show’s ambition is “to take people on a musical journey. I wanted to push the boundaries of traditional Spanish guitar while combining the elements of dance and theater. This show is a celebration of culture--the culmination of all the shows we’ve done over the last five years.”
The Show that celebrates Music, Love, and Life.
Throughout NIGHTS OF FIRE!, the traditions of music and dance are reinvented by BENISE’s 50 performers on a lavishly decorated stage. Backing BENISE as he visits Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa and Brazilian Samba are such world-class musicians as violinists Karren Briggs (Yanni), percussionists Munyungo (Miles Davis, Sting, Stevie Wonder), Luis Conte (Phil Collins, James Taylor, Madonna) and Kalani (Yanni). In addition, a Havana Horn section accompanies RONI during his Cuban salsa number, while a 10-piece orchestra supports the bold and beautifully arranged ballads.
“This is a great show for the whole family; I really think we have something for everyone,” comments BENISE. “I hope people will be inspired--by our story, by the music, by the production--and have the passion to follow their own dreams.”
Looking ahead to future tour dates, BENISE adds, “I can’t wait to travel to new cities, meet new people, and play every night--it’s what I live for.”