International Symposium: Paco de Lucía and The Americas

International Symposium: Paco de Lucía and The Americas


An international symposium dedicated to exploring the indelible sway of the Americas on Paco de Lucía and, conversely, the impact of Paco de Lucía on the music and the musicians of the Americas.

To mark the tenth anniversary of Paco de Lucía’s passing this conference will investigate the transformative influence of Paco de Lucía (Francisco Sánchez Gómez, 1947-2014) on the global concert stage. Paco de Lucía was undoubtedly one of the most important contributors to the history of the guitar. His music transcended and transformed the genres of classical, jazz, and flamenco guitar, and his virtuosity as an instrumentalist, encompassing his unique fusions of Spanish musical idioms with North American, Caribbean, and Latin American genres, continues to influence classical, flamenco, jazz, pop, and world music today by drawing together the musical legacies of Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

Join acclaimed musicians and prestigious scholars from around the world to honor and celebrate the antecedents and the legacy of this remarkable artist.


Thursday, March 7, 2024 ― 9:30 am-6:00 pm

The Segal Theater, CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th St

Free Admission ― Registration is required.



Organizing directors:  Antoni Pizà & K. Meira Goldberg

Presented by:

The Foundation for Iberian Music at Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation

The CUNY Graduate Center

This event has already received some attention from some media outlets.  K. Meira Goldberg is interviewed here.

For the full program click here:


This symposium is part of the Flamenco Festival NY 2024. Click here for the Festival’s full program: