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Flamenco en el Club Español

Excited to announce my first flamenco cuadro debut performance in Montréal! Though I have had a few fusion flamenco/jazz/blues shows with the group Roots of Rhythm and a couple student performances as a student with Myriam Allard, this is my first time performing a full traditional show with this very talented group of artists.

Espectáculo de Flamenco en el Club Español, 20 de enero 2018

It has been just over a year since I have settled in this beautiful city, moving for both a much needed change, for a more affordable city and for my animation career. Another major draw of course is that there is quite a substantial flamenco interest here - in part of its proximity to Europe and also its population being quite multicultural and multilingual, a real melting pot.

So in watching a Caberet Flamenco show at the Wiggle Room a few months ago, I was blown away by the Soleá solo by this young flamenco singer new to the city, Alvaro Echanove. Very happy to be working with him and all the group. Cuban cajón artist Hanser plays in several bands and musical styles and is developing to be quite a strong accompaniment to flamenco. Salvadorean American Jheinsen Montalvo is an accomplished guitarist of several styles and has been a pillar in the flamenco scene here for many years. Last but not least joined by Dennis, as one of the rare male flamenco dancers of Canada, he comes from a background of Bollywood/Funk and Hip-Hop dancing in his hometown in India and Australia and has been dancing flamenco for almost 10 years. We have a few ideas/duet choreographies we are working on for the future.

In short, really looking forward to perform with these flamencos!