17/07/2022 - 22:00
Roof of the Hotel Las Cortes (Cádiz center)
Juan Sainz & Malick Mbengue Quartet
'In a Flemish key'

Juan Sainz - Drums
Malick Mbengue - Percussion
Pablo Domínguez - Guitar and percussion
Carmelo Muriel - Flute, guitar and percussion

Ticket €5 – Available from July 1 at Asociacion Qultura (C/Santa Inés 6, bajo, Cádiz) every Thursday in July from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Asociacion Qultura (C/Santa Inés 6, bajos, Cádiz) todos los jueves de  julio de 19:00h a 20:30h

The concert “En Clave Flamenca” on July 17 on the rooftop of the Parador de Cádiz forms part, together with the master class of the same name on July 20, of the presentation at the Cádiz Jazz Festival of our book “ In Flemish Key; other perspectives in the treatment of flamenco rhythmic language and its application to percussion”. The criteria for selecting the repertoire is consistent with the application of the ideas contained in said book, exploring certain rhythmic sonorities within jazz and flamenco themes.

Malick Mbengue; flamenco, african, latin and jazz percussion (malickmbengue.com)

He has shared the stage with award-winning and renowned Latin music artists such as Alain Pérez, Jerry González, Andalucia & Big Band (Miguel Blanco Dir & Arr), Elian Correa (Wara London), Octavio Kotan (Bastinazo Habanero), Kiko Cowan (Rey Crespo/ Ska Cubano ), Lokandes, Jesus Cutino. Rene Álvarez (Cuban Combination), Edwin Sanz, Gerardo de Armas, Juanita Euka, El Chamito Candela, Captain Bombay, Jackson Scott. Regarding the flamenco genre, he has collaborated with artists such as Carmen Ledezma, David Palomar, Ramón Heredia, Leo Power, Chano and Pablo Domínguez, Antonio Lizana, Mercedes Ruiz, Álvaro Guarnido, Felipe de Algeciras, Raul Obregón, Davile de Mane, Nati Palomo , Jesús Olmedo, María la Mónica, Alfonso Gamaza, Ricardo Piñero, Tito Alcedo, Nono García, Juani de la Isla (Alburquerque Tour, USA), Luis Balaguer, Elena “La Machana”, John Cervantes (“Royal Academy of London”) in his flamenco jazz album “Crossing The Threshold”, in the production of the album by the Hispanic-New Yorker Claudia Valentina, Africai, etc. He studied at the Manuel de Falla conservatory and in London. Professor at the UCA School of Music.

Juan Sainz; jazz, latin and flamenco drums (juansainz.com)

Coming from the jazz scene, he also collaborates with numerous flamenco artists on recordings and live shows, from the most traditional to the most modern fusions (new flamenco or flamenco jazz). Battery of El Barrio since its foundation (for 17 years), has also worked with Juanito Villar, Chiquetete, Montoya Family (Enrique and Tate), José Mercé, Pansequito, María Jiménez, Pasión Vega, Sal Marina, Grana y Oro, Pedro el Granaíno (musical “Eterno Camarón”), Piculabe, David Palomar, Raúl Gálvez, Triana Pura, Javier Ruibal, Martirio, Antonio Martínez Ares, Maíta Vende Cá, La Canalla, Muchachito Bombo Infierno, El Kanka, etc.

And with instrumentalists from this environment such as Dorantes, Chano Domínguez, Sergio Monroy, Carmelo Muriel (he also collaborated on his book “Flamenco y Armonía”), Alfonso Gamaza, Juani de la Isla, Tito Alcedo, Nono García, Tito Lara, Piet Verbist ( He is currently participating in a research project on the flamenco of this double bass player, jazz professor at the Antwerp Conservatory), Manuel de Falla Orchestra, etc.

Professional Degree in Percussion from the Manuel de Falla Conservatory in Cádiz, he has been a professor at the UCA School of Music since 1997

Carmelo Muriel; flute and guitar (carmelomuriel.com)

Flutist and saxophonist from Cadiz, with a very varied musical background and training, flamenco, jazz, pop and classical music. Flute teacher at the CEM “Santa Cecilia” in Chiclana de la Frontera and author of the record work “El Jardín de las Naranjas”. Flamenco has always been present in his musical conception, approaching it now from the detailed study of its sound material: scales and chords. He has been part of projects such as: Antonio Toledo Cuarteto, Los Guapos, Los Trapecistas, Sasobongo Cuarteto, Ovo Septeto, Sonora Big Band, Toma Castaña, Big Band Flamenca de Rubem Dantas, Cai, etc. He has collaborated with Nono García, Piet Verbist, Carlos Villoslada, Pedro Cortejosa, Antonio Mesa, Javier Ruibal, Perico Sambeat, Joaquín Linera “Niño la Leo”, Samara Montañez, May Fernández, Paco Reyes, Juan Villar JR, Raúl Gálvez, Emilio Martín , Edu Gómez, Ana González, Naomi Piazza, Leo Power, etc.

Pablo Dominguez; guitar and percussion (pablodominguez.co.uk)

Born in Cádiz into a musical family, he drifted towards Flamenco and Jazz from an early age. His father, Chano Dominguez, surrounded him with the musical talent of names like Tomatito, Luis de la Pica, Antonio Serrano, Piraña and Blas Córdoba. Following this legacy, he began to study percussion and later guitar in a self-taught way. Later he would move to Barcelona and London, graduating in the specialty of musical technician and getting involved in the flamenco scene as resident guitarist of the iconic Ronnie Scott’s. He has worked as a technician for his father on his recordings and for the Spanish television channel Antena 3. In London he has worked with The Turbans and María Camahort Quintet on percussion and with Trovador, the Turkish band Djanan Turan as guitarist. Also in initiatives such as Live Music Now and Breathe, Art Health Research, offering concerts to those who do not usually have access to this type of experience. He currently continues to explore new genres and creative trends.

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