LLUVIA FLAMENCA 6

LLUVIA FLAMENCA 6

LLUVIA FLAMENCA 6
An Arizona Flamenco Celebration

Featuring: Flamenco Guitarist/Composer Andrés Vadin

with:
Manuel Guiterrez - flamenco singer/dancer
Yosmel Montejo - bass
Diego Álvarez "El Negro" - percussionist
Ioannis Goudelis - piano/ accordion

Lluvia​ ​Flamenca​ ​returns​ ​for​ ​a​ ​one​ ​night​ ​celebration​ ​of​ ​Flamenco!​ ​​​In its sixth year, ​Lluvia Flamenca​ ​will​ ​present​ ​​Andres Vadín in concert, ​​featuring​ world renowned flamenco guitarist Andres Vadín and company. ​Andres Vadín will​ ​be​ ​accompanied by flamenco dancer and singer Manuel Gutierrez, percussionist Diego Álvarez “El Negro”, bassist Yosmel Montejo, and pianist/accordionist Ioannis Goudelis. Lluvia Flamenca is presented​ ​at​ ​Crescent​ ​Ballroom​ ​in​ ​Phoenix​ ​which​ ​is​ ​the​ ​home​ ​of Tablao​ ​Flamenco​ ​PHX​,​ ​recognized​ ​as​ ​Phoenix’s​ ​most​ ​energetic​ ​flamenco​ ​stage.

Born in Havana, Cuba Andres Vadín is a guitarist, composer, touring artist and educator. Andres began studying music at the age of 10. By 12, Vadín won first prize in the Amadeo Roldan guitar competition. Andres has toured, recorded and collaborated with highly respected flamenco artists such as Jose Mendez, Sabrina Romero, Jorge Pardo, Saul Quiros, Pele (Navajita Platea), Antonio Carmona, Marcus Nand, Josemi Carmona, Concha Buika and Jose Antonio Rodriguez and many others.

About​ ​Tablao Flamenco PHX ​Flamenco Por La Vida (FPLV) has graced the lounge stage at Crescent Ballroom presenting a FREE show every Saturday for 6 years. Co-Directors Angelina Ramirez and Olivia Rojas present Tablao Flamenco PHX featuring local, national and international flamenco artists. In 2015 Phoenix New Times Best Of, FPLV was recognized as “Best Weekly Flamenco Show”. For Lluvia Flamenca 6, FPLV will present a pre-show performance with Arizona flamenco artists Misael Barraza-Díaz, Jason Martinez and Mele Martinez in the lounge at Crescent Ballroom.

About​ ​Flamenco​ ​Por​ ​La​ ​Vida:​ ​​The​ ​mission​ ​of​ ​Flamenco​ ​Por​ ​La​ ​Vida​ ​is​ ​to​ ​build​ ​an​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​and an​ ​appreciation​ ​for​ ​Flamenco​ ​in​ ​Arizona​ ​by​ ​presenting​ ​festivals​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​flamenco performances,​ ​engaging​ ​diverse​ ​communities​ ​and​ ​offering​ ​classes​ ​to​ ​students​ ​of​ ​all​ ​ages,​ ​races​ ​and economic​ ​backgrounds.

ANGELINA RAMIREZ

Angelina Ramirez is the founder and artistic director of Flamenco Por La Vida in Phoenix, Arizona.

Along with performing and teaching, Angelina produces two festivals in Arizona, Lluvia Flamenca and The Phoenix Festival de España. Angelina also tours with world-renowned, New York based company Noche Flamenca. Angelina was selected to participate in the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures 2017 Leadership Institute. In 2016, Angelina was also selected to participate in the inaugural Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute through the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Angelina was nominated for an Arizona Governor’s Arts Award in 2016 and her company Flamenco Por La Vida was awarded the 2014 Phoenix Mayors Arts Award for Best Dance Organization.

$19.50 GA / $29.50 Reserved Seating

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LLUVIA FLAMENCA 5: /ser/ An Arizona Flamenco Celebration

After five seasons of performances that brought audiences to thunderous acclaim, “Lluvia Flamenca” returns for a one night celebration of Flamenco! In this year’s edition, Lluvia Flamenca will present /ser/, featuring Arizona native and American flamenco dancer, Angelina Ramirez. In addition, Lluvia Flamenca will include over fifteen local and national artists performing on multiple stages. The event features performances by Youth Flamenco Artists from New Mexico and Arizona. Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix is the home of Tablao Flamenco PHX, recognized as Phoenix’s most energetic flamenco stage.

About /ser/: The word /ser/ in Spanish means to be. /ser/ is a flamenco project that will examine what it means to be a queer, latinx flamenca, practicing a traditional gitano (gypsy) form of dance. /ser/ will explore the politics of what it means to be a flamenco artist in the U.S.

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