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Fiesta de Cante Gitano: A Fundraiser for the Bay Area Flamenco Festival

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Neyborly - Poet's Corner

2043 San Pablo Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94702

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A special evening of Flamenco Gitano direct from Spain, in support of the 2018 Bay Area Flamenco Festival

EL QUINI and JUANILLORO from Jerez de la Frontera are joined by guitarist Raul Vicenti from Cadiz and dancer Clara Rodriguez for an intimate flamenco fiesta in support of the 2018 Bay Area Flamenco Festival.


Please join us in building a vibrant future for the Bay Area Area Flamenco Festival.

“The Bay Area Flamenco Festival is a world-class cultural showcase of our Spanish roots - Extremely inspiring!" –John Santos, 5-time-Grammy®-nominated Percussionist and Educator


All proceeds benefit the Bay Area Flamenco Festival.
Your support is vital to our continued success. We rely on the support of dedicated volunteers, grants, and donations from individuals who are passionate about preserving and promoting the arts in the Bay Area. Our fiscal sponsor's 501(c)3 status makes all donations tax deductible as allowed by law.




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7:00 pm • Opening Reception
Paella by La Marcha

Spanish wines by Beaune Imports
Estrella Damm beer from Barcelona

8:00 pm • Flamenco Performance
Featuring El Quini & Juanilloro from Jerez de la Frontera and guitarist Raul Vicenti from Cadiz with Oakland-based dancer, Clara Rodriguez.

9:00 pm • Post-Show Reception
Meet the artists
Wine selection curated by Michael Sullivan



ARTIST BIOS:

Joaquín Marín Flores, known as "El Quini de Jerez" was born into the Gypsy family los Pastillas of the Plazuela neighborhood. His began signing professionally at age 12 with Manuela Carpio and by the time he was 15, he had joined Antonio el Pipa’s company. At first he worked mainly as a palmero for artists such as Tomasa Guerrero "La Macanita" and Fernando Terremoto, but when he turned 20 he began singing and was hired at the renowned Lagar de Parrilla tablo. From then on he began to sing in peñas, contests and festivals and won the first prize in the bulerías-singing contest in his early 20s. He then joined Antonio Gades’s company and has since toured the US, France, England, Morocco and Brasil. He came to the Bay Area Flamenco Festival with Diego del Morao in 2012 and returned with Gema Moneo in 2013.

Juan Manuel Carpio Heredia, known as “Juanillorro” is from two renowned Gypsy families of Jerez, Los Carpio and Los Heredia, from the Plazuela neighborhood and he’s also directly related to the Moneo clan. He is dancer, Manuela Carpio’s nephew. He has toured all over the world, incuding Japan, Switzerland, Italy and the U.S. as well as throughout Spain. An award-winning singer, he has been featured in events such as the Fiesta de las Bulerías and the Viernes Flamencos. He recently released his first solo CD: “Plazuela Viva,” celebrated with a concert at the Teatro Quintero in Seville.

Guitarist Raul Vicenti is the younger brother of guitarist Roman Vicenti. He has worked with Farruquito, Rafael de Carmen and Enrique el Extremeño.

Clara Rodriguez is artistic director and founder of AguaClara Flamenco, based in Oakland, CA. She has been training and working professionally in the flamenco world for 25 years, and has since been a featured soloist in productions throughout the United States, Spain, Portugal and India. In Spain, she studied with master teachers Juana Amaya, Concha Vargas, Andrés Marín, Isabel Bayón, Andres Peña, Úrsula Lopez, Ana Calí, Patricia Guerrero and a host of other dancers and she also studied flamenco singing with the legendary Inés Bacán of Lebrija. She spent a year in Granada in 2008, performing regularly at such venues as Tablao Albayzin, Venta el Gallo, Eshavira, and Zoraya de los Jardines alongside such noted artists as Rafalín Habichuela and Emilio Maya. Here in the Bay Area, Clara performs regularly on the local flamenco circuit, with appearances at Thirsty Bear, The Sound Room, La Peña Cultural Center and others. She teaches flamenco dance classes in Oakland and also offers workshops outside the Bay Area. A lifelong musician in addition to her dance career, Clara is a classically trained pianist and holds a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA in Ethnomusicology.


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