Behind the kaleidoscope of rhythms and melodies that define the genre-bending musical experience of Flamenco-Electro, stands Mike Rizk, an Australian multi-instrumentalist and flamenco guitarist based in Sydney. Drawing on his vast performance background spanning over 30 years, Rizk is set to unveil a world-first live performance of Flamenco-Electro at the Adelaide Fringe Festival from February 16th to 18th, 2024. This isn’t the first time this show has graced the stage; it has been previously viewed at a different venue, where audiences experienced and loved the electrifying fusion of styles.
An innovator with a Bachelor of Music under his belt, Mike Rizk’s musical style transcends the traditional boundaries. In recent years, he has delved deep into the intricate dynamics of Flamenco/Spanish Guitar, curating a novel style he dubs ‘Spanish Guitar Fusion’. This unique blend fuses Spanish Guitar, Flamenco, Jazz, Classical, and Contemporary music, creating an evocative auditory experience. His previous shows have been described as…
“Brilliant! Flamenco-Electro takes the audience on a breathtaking journey from the traditional to the modern era of Flamenco.”
Rizk’s musical aptitude isn’t confined to performances at renowned venues such as the Sydney Opera House. The multi-talented artist is also the mind behind Sydney Backing Tracks, a sought-after resource used widely by musicians for training purposes, accumulating thousands of daily streams.
The world-first Flamenco-Electro show is set to take place at The Bunker at Fool’s Paradise, a charming 200-seater geometric dome tent nestled in Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, Grote St, Adelaide, Kaurna Country. This live performance is expected to be a one-of-a-kind spectacle for the audience, blending the traditional ambiance of flamenco and the upbeat rhythms of electronica. Critics have hailed it as a…
“World first, you’ll not see anything like this anywhere.”
Described as “A breathtaking journey from the traditional to the modern era of Flamenco,” the Flamenco-Electro show aims to dazzle with its unique take on music and dance. Utilising live instruments with digital artistry, the performance showcases a mesmerising blend of house music with a flamenco flavour. Rizk carefully selected an ensemble of gifted musicians, dancers, and vocalists for this pioneering performance, promising an unforgettable show.
What makes Rizk’s Flamenco-Electro stand out is how it brings what was once confined to recording studios onto the live stage. This transition signifies a monumental shift in the Electro Flamenco landscape, with Rizk pioneering the genre’s evolution.
Mike Rizk’s innovative approach to music is a testament not just to his experience and artistry, but also to his unfettered creativity and passion for Flamenco and Electronica. As the creator of ‘Spanish Guitar Fusion’, he is committed to taking his audience on a transformative journey, bridging the intricate beauty of traditional Flamenco with the contemporary vibes of Electronica.
The Flamenco-Electro show dares to push boundaries and redefine musical storytelling. So gear up for a groundbreaking cultural experience woven seamlessly with the captivating rhythms of Flamenco-Electro, as Mike Rizk takes you on an exhilarating ride into the heart of musical reinvention.
Tickets to experience the show first-hand at the upcoming Adelaide Fringe Festival can be found here.
Explore more of Mike Rizk’s captivating Flamenco-Electro journey: watch his performances on YouTube, follow his latest updates on Instagram, and discover his full portfolio at his official website here.