Caminos Flamencos

Caminos Flamencos

$25/Advance $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM “Thrilling entertainment.” – Los Angeles Times In the vanguard of the “nuevo flamenco” movement, Caminos Flamencos co-founders Yaelisa and Jason (El Rubio) McGuire have dedicated themselves to the presentation of traditional and contemporary flamenco music and dance. Yaelisa is an Emmy award-winning choreographer and dancer, and the recipient of a NEA Choreography Fellowship. Jason McGuire is internationally respected as one of the top flamenco guitarists playing today. This presentation features renowned gypsy singer Kina Mendez, direct from Jerez de la Frontera. Absolutely riveting in their intensity, Caminos Flamencos performances are a high-octane combination of music and dance. Yaelisa – artistic director/dancer Jason McGuire “El Rubio” – guitarist Kina Mendez – gypsy singer from Jerez de la Frontera Jose Cortes – gypsy singer Fanny Ara –  dancer Mele Martinez – guest dancer...
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...
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...
Caminos Flamencos “Flamenco y Mas”, Featuring Guitarist Jason McGuire “El Rubio”

Caminos Flamencos “Flamenco y Mas”, Featuring Guitarist Jason McGuire “El Rubio”

Friday, March 15, 7:30 PM Caminos Flamencos “Flamenco y Mas” Featuring Guitarist Jason McGuire “El Rubio” $22/Adv $25/Door Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM “… quicksilver rhythms…” – Los Angeles Times In the vanguard of the “nuevo flamenco” movement, Caminos Flamencos co-founders Yaelisa and Jason “El Rubio” McGuire have dedicated themselves to the presentation of traditional and contemporary flamenco music and dance. Yaelisa is an Emmy award-winning choreographer and dancer, and the recipient of a NEA Choreography Fellowship. Jason McGuire is internationally respected as one of the top flamenco guitarists playing today, as can be heard on his critically acclaimed recording Distancias. Absolutely riveting in their intensity, Caminos Flamencos performances are a high-octane combination of music and dance, not to be missed. Jason McGuire “El Rubio” – guitarist and musical director Oscar Valero – dancer/singer/percussionist from Cordoba, Spain Jose Manuel Blanco “El Grillo” – singer from Asturias, Spain Yaelisa – Emmy Award-winning dancer/choreographer Joey Heredia – drummer Devon LaRussa – contemporary/flamenco dancer Plus additional Flamenco dancers!...