Our fundraiser weekend is upon us!
Workshops (Nov 30 – Dec 2) – This year’s festival fundraiser weekend features workshops in flamenco song and dance with Stephanie Pedraza. Dance classes require a bit of past experience as a pre-requisite but all levels are welcome in the cante class. Workshop Information at this link.
Performance (Dec 1) – Cafe Blackbird presents Stephanie Pedraza
We’re taking a break this year from our fundraiser flamenco performance but there is still an evening of live music with Stephanie Pedraza on Saturday, December 1st. Did you know that apart from being a flamenco dancer and singer, Stephanie is also a singer/songwriter? Her original musical compositions are an honest reflection of her rich latin-american background, her experience growing up in Cali-Colombia and a perfect blend of traditional latin rhythms, root, rock,pop as well as English and Spanish lyrics. She’ll be performing a non-flamenco acoustic evening at Cafe Blackbird here in Edmonton on December 1st with a portion of the proceeds going to support our festival. Tickets ($15) at this link.
Congratulations to Calgary flamenco guitartist Holly Blazina on being nominated for Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year for her debut album “Transcendencia” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards! She’s been featured in the Calgary Herald today.
Did you attend our 2016 fundraiser performance “Flamenco at the AGA”? You may have caught Holly in action as she was our guest guitarist that year.