BAY AREA FLAMENCO FESTIVAL: Luis de la Tota Workshops Palmas & Cajon
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BAY AREA FLAMENCO FESTIVAL: Luis de la Tota Workshops Palmas & Cajon

BAY AREA FLAMENCO FESTIVAL: Luis de la Tota Workshops Palmas & Cajon

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BAY AREA FLAMENCO FESTIVAL PRESENTS

LUIS DE LA TOTA: Flamenco Rhythms


• Friday, Feb. 24th: Palmas Intensive 7-9pm (intermediate level) $30 ($40 at the door)

Jerez-style soniquete

Oakland Music Complex: 1255 21st St (at Union) Studio # 206, Oakland, CA 94607

Luis will share the "secret sauce" that makes the distinctive Jerez soniquete. Demonstrating how to accompany bulerías and other iconic dance styles, Luis will explain the parts each palmero plays in the renowned "philharmonic orchestra" that backs up all the great Jerez-style flamenco


• Saturday, Feb. 25th: Cajon 2-3:30pm $30 ($40 at the door)

Private Home: 2158 Emerson St., Berkeley, California 94705


LUIS DE LA TOTA is a beloved teacher known for his ability to share the secrets of flamenco compás with endless energy, humor and grace. Born in one of the oldest Gypsy neighborhoods of Jerez de La Frontera, El Barrio de Santiago, Luis de la Tota began his career as a percussionist at the age of 8. He takes his artistic name from his grandmother 'La Tota', who has been an inspiration to him since his infancy. As a percussionist and palmero, Luis tours with flamenco's top artists such as Antonio Del Pipa, Fernando de La Morena, El Capullo, Moraito, Diego Carrasco and Angelita Vargas and has performed as part of the Bay Area Flamenco Festival several times. As a Flamenco lyricist, his verses (letras) have been recorded widely and his work as a percussionist can be heard on many CDs.

Testimonial: "I'm taking time off this summer to study with Luis de la Tota who is arguably the best palmero in the whole world...except he has an identical twin brother named Ali who is hmmm, well, just as good! I have seen Luis perform countless times and he is the embodiment of compas and accompanies with such JOY that you cannot help but watch him. Never mind the dancer. The dancer can be doing the most spectacular footwork, but the man behind the dancer is Luis with all his palmas, jaleo and aire. Hanging out at the Pena Chacon with Luis, you start to realize that this man eats, drinks, lives, breathes flamenco, inventing bulerias letras on the fly about random people that walk into the bar and random situations. Alas, you realize that he was born with it." KASANDRA "LA CHINA" Portland, Oregon

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