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Noche Flamenca

by Roger Scannura

Passionate flamenco guitar in the manner of the spanish masters.
Genre: Latin: Flamenco
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1. Noche Flamenca (bulerias)
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
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2. Burning Bridges (rumba)
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
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3. Leyana Y Sola (solea)
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
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4. Vuelo (silencio)
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
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5. En Malaga ( Verdiales)
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
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6. Santuario Por Manuel ( Taranta)
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
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7. Marisabel
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
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8. Ruego (tientos)
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
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9. Fandango En Vivo
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
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10. Paseo Con Mi Madre
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
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11. El Surco ( Tangos)
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Roger Scannura Flamenco Guitarist/Composer
Roger Scannura is an internationally recognized flamenco guitarist and a leading exponent of Nuevo Flamenco.Scannura was born on the history drenched island of Malta. His early schooling began at the Franciscan Monastery of St. Theresa where he was tutored in European history, Latin, fine art and art restoration. He has been immersed in music since early childhood and mastered the techniques and nuances of Flamenco guitar while in Spain for 12 years under the auspices of Pepe Habichuela and other gypsy masters. He has toured Europe and North America as a soloist and as a Music Director for several flamenco dance companies. He is also a founder of the acclaimed Toronto based dance company Ritmo Flamenco. Scannura with his group has performed for Prime ministers,Dignitaries as well as an assortment of celebrities including,Russell Crowe and Sting. Scannura has recorded six cds of original flamenco music encompassing both traditional and modern styles. Dicography: Spanish Dance ( Solo guitar 1991) Ritmo Flamenco (Solo Guitar 1994) Saracen ( Guitar,percussion,flute and Sax 1996) Medina ( Guitar,vocals and percussion 1998) Misterio (Guitar,Vocals,Violin,Mandola and percussion 2000) Encore! ( Guitar,violin,mandola ,percussion 2003) Noche Flamenca (Guitar ,violin and percussion 2005) "...a gifted composer whose music is as beautiful as it is haunting."-The Globe and Mail "Rarely is Flamenco guitar played so eloquently with just the right amount of passion and grace."-20th Century Guitar Magazine


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Michael Moll

Outstanding Flamenco,full of passion!
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco "Noche Flamenco "
Label: Own; Playing time: 45.09 min
From Canada an excellent CD of Flamenco music. Roger Scannura grew up on the island of Malta, and spent later years with some of the gipsy masters in Spain to learn the tricks and nuances of Flamenco. What we hear on this, his 5th, album, is proof that he has indeed learnt the trade. All the music is by Roger, and is built around his technically perfect Flamenco guitar playing. With "Ritmo Flamenco", Roger is joined by 2 percussionists - using typical Flamenco percussion instruments ß and a fiddle player who is giving the music often a lighter flair.
This is outstanding Flamenco music full of passion and energy, yet also full of beauty.
Contact to artist: ritmoflamenco@hotmail.com
Michael Moll

Global Rhythm/Robert Kaye

From the opening measures of Scannura’s sixth CD, the authentic verve of flamenc
From the opening measures of Scannura’s sixth CD, the authentic verve of flamenco guitarist Roger Scannura and his imaginative quartet captivates the ear. This isn’t a commercialized, flamenco-like facsimile marketed with fancy cover artwork and flowery verbiage. Scannura’s knowledge of flamenco, coupled with his formidable musicianship, is organic and genuine. It’s no wonder he was the first flamenco guitarist ever invited to join the faculty of the York Music Department in Toronto, where he lives. Originally a native of the Mediterranean Island of Malta, Scannura studied flamenco guitar under the legendary Pepe Habichuela and other gypsy masters. It shows. On every track, his technique and approach to flamenco puro is confident and masterful. Eschewing the use of overdubs or electronic instrumentation, Scannura and his ensemble—including his wife, Valeria, performing taconeo (dance), palmas (handclapping) and castanuelas (castanets)—explore the full spectrum of flamenco’s emotional palette. Scannura is among an elite group of exceptional North American flamenco guitarists—including Jason McGuire, Dennis Koster, Miguel Espinoza, and Miguel de la Bastide (also from Canada)—who demonstrate, over and over, that one needn’t hail from Andalucia to be imbued with its soul.

Xavier P. (for RadioIndy)

Talented flamenco guitarist. Pick up a copy today!
“Noche Flamenca,” by the splendidly talented Roger Scannura, is a passionate collection of energetic Latin flamenco tunes. Kicking off with the electrifying “Noche Flamenca,” Roger immediately engages his audience with unsuppressed fervor and enthusiasm, all expressed though amazing acoustic guitar leads and rhythms. Very few guitarists can boast the undeniable skill Roger exhibits on this CD. Moreover, beautiful violins on songs like “Burning Bridges” and “El Surco” give this album an added element of traditional and cultural beauty. Moreover, the percussion on “Noche Flamenca” stands out as especially creative and enticing; using traditional Latin percussion instruments and miscellaneous sounds such as hand claps, Roger brews together unforgettable percussion tracks. To top things off, the production of this record is as skilled as its instrumentation. Latin lovers will find it hard to stay still while enjoying the tracks of this dynamic CD!

Michael Moll

Outstanding!
Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco "Noche Flamenco "
Label: Own; Playing time: 45.09 min From Canada an excellent CD of Flamenco music. Roger Scannura grew up on the island of Malta, and spent later years with some of the gipsy masters in Spain to learn the tricks and nuances of Flamenco. What we hear on this, his 5th, album, is proof that he has indeed learnt the trade. All the music is by Roger, and is built around his technically perfect Flamenco guitar playing. With "Ritmo Flamenco", Roger is joined by 2 percussionists - using typical Flamenco percussion instruments ß and a fiddle player who is giving the music often a lighter flair.
This is outstanding Flamenco music full of passion and energy, yet also full of beauty.
Contact to artist: ritmoflamenco@hotmail.com
Michael Moll

Adolf Goriup

Stunning and fascinating gypsy music.
Roger Scannura spent his childhood on the island of Malta and was immersed in music from an early age. He was trained in flamenco guitar by gypsy masters like Pepe Habichuela and has toured Europe and North America as a soloist and a music director for flamenco dance companies. He also is the founder and an active part of the Toronto-based dance company Ritmo Flamenco, with whom he released his latest CD Noche Flamenca.

The CD features 11 self-crafted dance tunes including bulerias, rumbas, fandangos and tangos, just to name the most popular styles. The opening track, "Noche Flamenca," invites the listener to clap his hands in the typical bulerias style. The fiery and passionate rhythm of this flamenco dance takes you immediately to some fireplace of the Gitanos somewhere in Andalusia. Valeria Scannura's hand clapping (palmas) and Laurence Stevenson's fiddle emphasize Scannura's brilliant flamenco rhythms.

Another wonderful dance tune is "En Malaga," a verdiales, or a dance with some stunning rhythm changes and the famous sound of the castanuelas.

I also love the more quiet airs like "Solea," "Silencio" or "Garrotin," where Scannura shows his sensible guitar playing. Stevenson adds his mandola to the beautiful taranta "Santuario por Manuel" and Kevin Quevedo Smith's percussions interfere with Valeria's taconeos (stamping the heels) on the wonderful fandango live performance. The CD ends with a last tremendous tango for Angelica, "El Surco."

Roger Scannura is a gifted composer and flamenco guitarist, and his music takes the listener to the fascinating world of Spanish gypsies.

by Adolf Goriup
Rambles.NET
16 September 2006

Samantha Schoden

Beautiful
This CD is great! I wanted something to keep me awake during my drive to work, but I ended up with an unexpected surprise. This CD is about spirit and soul and a must have.

John Saunders

Haunting. I like this stuff!
Haunting. I don't know anything about flamenco, but I really like this stuff. If you recall Scannura's CBC Unlocked theme, you'll have an idea what to expect.