'Wizards' to set the city on fire
The name of Ojos de Brujo, an ensemble from Barcelona, translates as 'Eyes of the Wizard'. True to form, their performances have worked their magic on audiences worldwide.
Come next year's Arts Festival, it will be Hong Kong's music lovers turn to be lifted from their seats and carried to the group's hometown, the Mediterranean's most dynamic music hotspot, during a rumba-rocking night of music.
Celebrated for its whirlwind-like live shows of sizzling hot Latin beats and melodies, Ojos de Brujo burst onto the international musical scene in 1996. The group's fiery sound combines the irresistible rhythms of flamenco with the energy of rock, and the attitude of hip-hop with the wild intensity of gypsy music.
Searing vocals and scorching riffs mixed on DJ turntables add further chilli and pepper to Ojos de Brujo's hip and hot-and-spicy act.
A winner of the BBC World Music Award, Ojos de Brujo flaunts a diverse mix of ethnic tunes and urban folk melodies from across the world. Their lyrics reflect a passionate global vision and promote cross-cultural camaraderie in an irresistible, feet-tapping Latin manner.
Critics have raved about Ojos de Brujo's 'scintillating' live performances, with The Scotsman declaring the band 'the dynamic forefront of world music.'
Date: March 16, 2010
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Adult: $460, $360, $260, $200, $150; student: $180, $130, $100, $75