Revered superstars of gypsy flamenco perform in an intimate evening of passionate music and dance. Direct from Andalusia, Spain, by way of a performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic the night before, “Sonidos Gitanos” (Gypsy Sounds) features true legends and several of the next generation of dancers, singers, and musicians.
Organized by Maria Bermudez, one of the most revered artists in the world, the showcase includes José Maya, Diego Amador, Diego Carrasco, Pelé De los Reyes, Carmen Grilo, Curro Carasco, Manuel Valencia, Ané Carrasco, Coral de los Reyes and Ana de los Reyes. Sonidos Gitanos has one performance only in Santa Barbara, on Sunday, November 26 at 7 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre.
Tickets for Sonidos Gitanos are $45, with VIP tickets (including a reception before the show) at $80, online at www.lobero.org, by phone at (805) 963-0761, and at the Lobero Theatre Box Office, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara. Box Office hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and two hours prior to any performance.
“These flamenco artists are highly accomplished performers recognized individually for their artistry and evolution, but they never forget the essence of the deep-rooted culture of Spain,” said Bermudez. “The audience experiences the gamut of flamenco shades, colors, and history through the generational range of the artists styles. Flamenco is ever evolving and always full of surprises, but a sense of community is always at its core.”
In addition to the show at the historic Lobero Theatre, Flamenco! Santa Barbara hosts two special workshops for flamenco dancers, led by Sonidos Gitanos dancer José Maya on Monday and Tuesday, November 27 and 28 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Maria Bermudez Flamenco Performing Arts Studio. To register, visit www.flamencosb.org.