Friday, May 10, 2013

GYPSY MUSIC & DANCE: FLAMENCO IN BLOOMFIELD & MAPLEWOOD

VIVA FLAMENCO!

WHEN: Friday, May 24th, 8 - 10 PM
WHERE: Bloomfield College, Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield
ADMISSION: $25
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Featuring:  Arturo Martinez, guitar; Aurora Reyes, cante, Marina-Elena, dance; Xianix Barrera, dance, Antonia Messina, dance, Jose Moreno, percussion, and various musicians in the second half melding Jazz/soul with Flamenco gitano! (Left: Antonia Messina)

No music better represents the story of an outcast, vagabond people, without home and patrimony but with a culture so rich it's inspired poets to call it "a way of life." More than mere dance, Flamenco is a trinity of throbbing guitar rhythms, pounding dance, and songs of lament and joy—all born from the struggle and joy of Andalusian gypsies who, with abandon and strength, celebrate the vibrancy and pathos of life. Not for the faint of heart.


FLAMENCO JAZZ

WHEN: Friday, May 17,  8 – 10 PM
WHERE: Highland Place Restaurant, Maplewood
ADMISSION: No cover! But eating expected

Featuring, Ivan Max, flamenco guitar; Antonia Messina (dance, percussion); David Easton (keyboards); Jean-Louis Saillot (Bass); Marc Ferranti (sax/flute) and assorted guests!