De Sevilla a Jerez – Flamenco Direct from Spain

De Sevilla a Jerez – Flamenco Direct from Spain

Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 PM Flamenco Direct from Spain De Sevilla a Jerez $25/General Admission  $40/Premium Seating (first 3 rows) Tickets: http://bayareaflamenco.eventbrite.com Doors: 7:00 PM More info: 510-444-2820 Bay Area Flamenco presents De Sevilla a Jerez featuring Javier Heredia from Sevilla  and  Kina Mendez from Jerez joined by dancers Clara Rodríguez & Stephanie Narváez and musicians Keni “El Lebrijano” & Alex Conde Javier Heredia: Visiting guest artist. A festero in the tradition of Miguel Funi, Anzonini and Paco Valdepeñas.  Part dancer, part singer, part storyteller – all artist, integrated and inseparable – Javier performs with spontaneity and charisma, communicating with his art wherever he finds himself, whether it be on the street, in the kitchen, at a local bar or on stage. As a young man, Javier worked for a few years on the docks in Sevilla until elders of the Gypsy flamenco community discovered his “arte” and encouraged him to become a professional. He has since appeared several times in Seville’s prestigious Flamenco Biennial in support of artist such as Jose Merce, Arcángel, Manuel Molina, Juana la del Pipa among others. He has toured all over Europe with the legendary dancer Manuela Carrasco and has appeared as a soloist in important flamenco events internationally such as the Mont de Marsan Flamenco Festival in the south of France. This will be Javier’s 4th time in the Bay Area. He will be teaching a 3-day workshop in Soquel at Flamenco Romantico Studios. Info on the workshop can be found here. Kina Mendez was born into the Mendez clan of Gypsy artists of Jerez de la Frontera. Steeped in the flamenco tradition, she began...