Hotel Sponsor Chateau Lacombe!

We are excited to announce we have partnered again with the Chateau Lacombe Hotel for our 2019 festival!

Are you travelling from out of town to see our mainstage show,  Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández Flamenco Company in Tierra Flamenca at the Winspear on April 12th? Attending the weekend workshops with our guest artists? The Chateau Lacombe is offering Festival guests a special discounted room rate.

Located in downtown Edmonton,  the Chateau Lacombe offers spectacular panoramic views of the North Saskatchewan River valley and is home to Edmonton’s only rooftop revolving restaurant on the 24th floor, La Ronde. The hotel is within 10 min walking distance of the Winspear, with convenient routes to cross the river by bus or car for classes.

Room Rates Include Full Buffet Breakfast, Self-Parking for 1 Vehicle, & WIFI

Standard Room:

$129 Single/$139 Double

Concierge Room:

$159 (includes access to the Concierge Lounge)

Click here to book this special Festival rate online  (note that the default number of adult guests is 1 and you can manually change it if needed in the top menu after clicking on BOOK NOW)

Guest may also call the hotel directly and book under the Guestroom Block

Edmonton Flamenco Festival

Block Code : 20190412EDM

Direct Tel: 780 – 428 – 6611

Toll Free: 1 – 800 – 661 – 8801

**Please note that guests can only book rooms online that are blocked for this group. If you require pre/post dates or an upgraded/different room type, you will need to call in to the reservations department to book the room.**

Chateau Lacombe is the Exclusive Host Hotel of the Edmonton Flamenco Festival Performers.

Announcing the artist line up for our April festival!

The 3rd annual Edmonton Flamenco Festival presents

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Tierra Flamenca
Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández Flamenco Company
April 12, 2019 – 8pm at the Winspear Centre

Tickets go on sale February 14th at 10am – Just in time for Valentine’s Day! We will email the ticket link once information is available.

Direct from Spain, world-renowned flamenco artists, dancer and choreographer Sonia Olla and singer Ismael Fernández perform with their company in a fiery evening of traditional Spanish flamenco song, dance, and guitar.

Hailed by The New York Times as “a furnace of earthy sensuality”, Sonia Olla was born and raised in Barcelona when she earned a degree in Spanish Dance and Flamenco at the esteemed “Instituto de Teatro y Danza” in Barcelona.

Described by The Washington Post as the “most charismatic performer” and a “connection to the Gypsy source”, Ismael Fernández was born in Seville. Of Gypsy descent, he grew up performing in flamenco festivals throughout the world with his internationally renowned family, “La Familia Fernández”.

Partners on and off the stage, Sonia and Ismael have also worked with pop icon Madonna in preparation for her “Rebel Heart Tour” (2015-2016) and Ricky Martin for his recent Las Vegas Show (2017).

Ismael was a featured artist at the first Edmonton Flamenco Festival in 2017. We are thrilled to have him back, this time with his wife and their guests, featuring:

Sonia Olla – dancer
Ismael Fernández – singer
Pol Vaquero – dancer
Jonathan Reyes Jiménez – singer
Víctor Márquez “El Tomate” – guitarist

Workshops with our guest artists are planned for April 13st and 14th. Information coming soon.

Our fundraiser weekend is here!

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.

Feliz Día del Flamenco – Happy Flamenco Day!

© Marc J Chalifoux Photography 2018

Feliz Día del Flamenco – Happy Flamenco Day! Commemorating the day Flamenco was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010 (www.unesco.org).

Upcoming! Fall Fundraiser weekend – Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2018

Workshops – 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 – 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 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, of 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 at this link.