Bay Area Flamenco Festival Presents: David Serva & Friends

Bay Area Flamenco Festival Presents: David Serva & Friends

Friday, September 27, 8:00 PM 8th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival Presents, Direct From Spain: David Serva & Friends Celebrating over 50 Years in Flamenco $45/Premiere Seating (1st 3 rows); $25/General Admission Tickets: serva.eventbrite.com Discounted ticket package for all three Flamenco Festival events at Kuumbwa. Doors: 7:30 PM Info: 510-444-2820 This concert is a celebration of David Serva’s foundational influence on the flamenco community of the Bay Area. Presented as a part of the 8th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival, Serva will be joined by a group of Gypsy musicians and dancers from Spain including Jose Galvez “El Duende”, Kina Mendez, and Luis de la Tota. A Bay Area native who has lived and worked in Spain as a professional flamenco guitarist for most of his life, Serva has built a singular style on the artistic legacy of his maestro, Gypsy guitarist Diego del Gastor (1908-1973), one of the most important flamenco artists of the 20th century. Serva began playing clubs in Madrid and Marbella in the early 70s, while pursuing a career internationally as a soloist. He has accompanied such historical figures of flamenco as Juan Talega, Manolito de Maria, La Perla de Cadiz, Anzonini del Puerto and Fernanda de Utrera, Manuel Agujetas, Miguel Funi, Manolete, Mario Maya, and Blanca del Rey, as well as younger figures such as Joaquin Ruiz, Soledad Barrios, and Pepe Torres de Moron. He has played in Flamenco nightclubs and festivals all over Spain and has participated in the Bienal del Arte Flamenco de Sevilla with Gypsy flamenco artists from the towns of Moron and Lebrija. He has made several recordings with with the Agujetas family as well as with Antonio Vizarraga and...