Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Great Bay Area Flamenco Tour hits Los Angeles this Friday evening, Some important information on this weekend's BMPAC Blues Festival


Here's the location of this weekend's BMPAC Blues Festival. Several people, including me missed the address, just below Barbara's name as a contact. Misplaced, brother Bernie acknowledges. Check yesterday's BMPAC email for the list of artists appearing on the three day event.  I recommendt this Flamenco Cooncert as I would, and did so for Ravi Shankar when I presented him at the Santa Monica Civic, in the early 1970's.  This is a very special, soulful, dynamic presentation by a living legend.




The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

4305 Degnan Blvd.

Los Angeles CA 90008

Information: (310) 462-1439


  • Barbara Morrison and me having some fun at the Grammy Museum's Ash Grove Fest. Cuttin' up!

From: Bay Area Flamenco Festival [mailto:flamenco@bayareaflamencofestival.ccsend.com] On Behalf Of Bay Area Flamenco Festival
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:03 AM

       Bay Area Flamenco Festival presents
One of the Most Important Figures
in the History of Flamenco

Manuel Agujetas

Living Legend of Gypsy Flamenco
"Agujetas' singing is rough like the first sip of whiskey."  

From the film "Agujetas Cantaor"   


Spanish Gypsy flamenco legend Manuel Agujetas, is an outstanding, controversial singer - anarchic and unpredictable. Born in Jerez de la Frontera in 1939, Manuel Agujetas is one of the most important figures in the history of flamenco. Heir to the Spanish Gypsy tradition of singing blacksmiths, Agujetas worked in his father's forge until 1970, when he made his first recording. He has achieved international recognition for his singing of the stunningly intense form of flamenco, cante jondo (deep song), which includes flamenco's purest, ancient styles such as martinetes and siguiriyas. He is the father of singers Dolores Agujetas and Antonio Agujetas. He has recorded over 10 albums and appears in Carlos Saura's film "Flamenco" and is the subject of Dominique Abel's documentary "Agujetas, Cantaor".  


Agujetas will be joined by his wife, dancer Kanako and the superb young Gypsy guitarist Manuel Valencia of Jerez de la Frontera, a student of both maestro Manuel Morao and Gerardo Núñez and the nephew of Terremoto, from whom he learned to accompany the cante.  



Tuesday, May 15, 7pm  

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 

320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz  

Buy Tickets   



Friday, May 18, 8pm 

Barnsdall Gallery Theater  

4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

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Sunday, May 20, 8pm  

The Freight & Salvage

2020 Addison St., Berkeley
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* for Berkeley VIP Reception & Premium Seating Click here  



Tuesday, May 22, 7pm

The Graduate Center Elebash Hall
365 Fifth Avenue
(bet. 34th and 35th Streets)

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Por Siguiriyas with David Serva on guitar
Agujeas por Siguiriyas
with David Serva on guitar




Juana Amaya to Teach Dance Workshops
in San Francisco June 8-10


"Juana Amaya is one of the most powerful and charismatic dancers in modern day flamenco."   (Flamenco-World.com)   


 Don't miss this exciting opportunity to study with Juana Amaya! First time in the US since 2007 and first time teaching in the Bay Area! 


From the Gastor clan of flamenco Gypsies of Moron de la Frontera, Juana Amaya was a disciple of dancer Pepe Rios and started dancing with her cousin Ramon Barrull (Jairo's father) before going on to join Mario Maya's company as a lead dancer. Internationally acclaimed, she has toured throught Europe and Asia with Paco Peña, Joaquín Cortés and Antonio Canales. In 2003 she and Farruquito toured the US presenting their show "Por Derecho" in major performing arts centers throughout the country, including UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall. She later returned with her own company to festivals in Irvine and Albuquerque. A featured performer at Sevilla's Bienal de Flamenco, Juana Amaya and her daughter Nazaret Reyes continue to represent an up-to-date take on the baile of Moron de la Frontera on stages around the world.


to teach 3-day Workshops
June 8-10 in

San Francisco
Juana Amaya
    to Register Now!

ONE DAY ONLY Workshop in

San Francisco
to Register Now!

June 27 Santa Cruz 
June 29 Berkeley

An All-Star Flamenco Event
Fanny Ara,
Manuel Gutierrez,
Jose Cortés,
Jason McGuire,

Joey Heredia and Jerry Watts


Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center Presents
Caminos Flamencos
Featuring guitarist Jason McGuire "El Rubio
Gypsy singer Kina Mendez and
Dancers Melissa Cruz, Clara Rodriguez and Yaelisa

Kuumbwa Jazz Center,
320 Cedar St, Santa Cruz

"...her quicksilver rhythms overlapping their plaintive croonings is something Bach would have admired." - L.A. Times

Caminos Flamencos was founded by Emmy Award-winning dancer and choreographer Yaelisa. The recipient of numerous awards both locally and nationally, Caminos Flamencos boasts some of the finest flamenco artists in the U.S. today. Their spellbinding productions showcase the traditional and improvisational style, while reflecting the changing face of flamenco in the 21st century. Performing will be the extraordinary flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire "El Rubio," one of the most watched guitarists on YouTube; guest Gypsy singer Kina Mendez, direct from Spain, and dancers Melissa Cruz, Clara Rodriguez and Yaelisa.

$20/Adv $23/Door 


Saturday, May 5 at 7:00pm

The SF International Arts Festival presesnts 

Homenaje a los Flamencos de la Bodega   

(2012, World Premiere) 



Emmy Award-winning director/dancer Yaelisa pays tribute to the founders and creators of the legendary Cuevas Room, which was located at the Olde Spaghetti Factory in North Beach. This production honors founders Ernesto Hernandez, Freddie Mejia and Isa Mura, Yaelisa's mother, and provides a historical perspective of the importance of this proving ground for flamenco, and the lasting impact that it   

had on flamenco in North America.


The production brings together the figures, the atmosphere and a retelling of the many mythic stories that took place within its walls. Spoken word, projections and historical recreations, blend with appearances by many of the original artists who passed through its legendary stage.  Rounding out the cast of more than 25 are:

Keni "El Lebrijano",  Juan Moro,   Roberto Zamora,   Melissa Cruz,   David Gutierrez,  Sara de Luis,  Raquel Lopez,  Sarita Ayala, Don Fontowitz, Rubina Valenzuela and more......


with Kina Mendez, singer from Spain     

Yaelisa, dancer/choreographer                                                                       

and living legend Ernesto Hernandez


Added Performers!    

Dancers Antonio Arrebola, from Spain   

Cynthia Sanchez and Damien Alvarez


Saturday, May 5 at 7:00pm

Marines Memorial Theatre in San Francisco

609 Sutter Street/Mason near Union Square -  

Best parking is at Stockton/Sutter Garage on Sutter St. 

San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 771-6900

Tickets $35-$55


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Bay Area Flamenco Festival | 232 Ridgeway Ave. | Oakland | CA | 94611

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