Live Music & Dance – Flamenco Night – Friday 16th November
Flamenco Night/Show or Noche Flamenca
Tickets £10 on the door/ £8 on line/ £5 concessions: student/unwaged/income support.
An exciting evening of flamenco comes to Taunton on Friday 16th November. With the passionate dance, haunting song and rhythmic guitar of Southern Spain’s famous flamenco, the evening will be filled with fire and emotion.
Dance from Karina Gracia, song and percussion from Jaime Cantera and guitar from David Nash.
Karina Gracia’s Spanish origin and passion for dance led her to flamenco, studying with reknowned teachers in Andalucía & Madrid including La Truco, Raquel Villegas, Lorena Franco, Felipe de Algeciras & Cecelia Gomez.
Karina dances with passion and grace, and has performed at many festivals and numerous venues in the South West and Midlands; highlights for Karina include lead dancer in New Devon Opera’s tour of ‘Carmen’, performing at Glastonbury Festival and leading a dance project in India in 2013 on a dance scholarship.
A confident and inspiring dancer, Karina also loves to teach and offers weekly classes & monthly workshops throughout the South West, runs dance clubs each week in primary schools and works in various other community settings including residential homes and specialist schools.
Jaime Cantera (Jimi Can)
Jaime (Singer, percussionist) is a Bristol-based Spanish multi-talented performer, he writes songs, plays guitar, percussion and more . Absorbing influences from different world music styles such as afro, latin, gypsy, reggae or pop. For the last few years has been developing his gift for the cante flamenco song delivering an authentic passionate and melismatic response to the letras (words) and music.
Dave Nash is a Flamenco Guitarist based in Bristol, He has been playing Flamenco and Classical guitar for over 20 years, playing regularly in restaurants providing an authentic Spanish ambience as well as at parties, weddings and functions. He also works regularly with Flamenco dancers for shows and accompanying classes and teaches Flamenco Guitar,He also performs in a duo playing Gypsy Jazz/Flamenco Guitar.
He began studying Classical guitar aged 10 attaining grade 8 aged 16 before later turning his attentions to the study of Flamenco guitar. He has studied under virtuosos such as Manolo Franco, Jose Antonio Rodriguez and Jose Luis Balao in Spain, and Francisco Antonio Clinton and Tito Heredia in the UK.
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