FLAMENCO DEL ORO: la noche flamenca

The Emerald Tablet is very pleased to welcome back Flamenco Del Oro, a flamenco music and dance troupe with attitude and spirit delivering syncopated and sensual rhythms made with passionate guitar, intoxicating vocals, and fiery beautiful dancing.

Join us Friday June 20th, 8-10 pm for another unforgettable performance with Flamenco del Oro and very special guests. Admission is $18 suggested donation for the performers, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Complimentary food will be available. Ole’!

Performing will be feature flamenco singer Roberto Zamora, Flamenco del Oro’s guitarist Gopal Slavonic, Theater Flamenco Director and Choreographer Carola Zertuche and Kina Mendez! Please view the following videos for a small preview of their remarkable talents, and scroll down to read their biographies (after the fold).

Roberto ZamoraRoberto Zamora has been a performer of flamenco song and dance for 35 years. He is a well-known and welcome guest at regional festivals in Andalusia, southern Spain, where he has immersed himself for many years in Andalusian culture and its gypsy flamenco heartbeat. Roberto’s style and knowledge has been inspired through close association with flamenco legends “La Fernanda” and “La Bernarda,” Pepe Rios, “Anzonini del Puerto,” “el Funi,” Agustín Rios, and Juan del Gastor and the gypsies of Morón de la Frontera. He has performed in Spain with Juan del Gastor, in Canada and throughout the U.S. with various companies, among them La Tania Flamenco Music and Dance, La Monica Pasión Flamenca, Rosa Montoya Bailes Flamencos, and is an active member of Yaelisa’s Caminos Flamencos.

Gopal SlavonicGopal Slavonic trained at the prestigious ‘Fundacion de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren’ in Sevilla, Spain where he studied intensively with leading flamenco guitarists Miguel Angel Cortez, Jose Postigo, Antonio Carmona, Eduardo Rollabar, Tino Van Der Sman, and Joselito Galvez. In his 17 years of dedication to flamenco guitar, Gopal has returned to Spain to further his studies several times, most frequently to Jerez de la Frontera. He has performed with flamenco artists including Cerro Negro, La Fibi, Mark Taylor, La Carola, Roberto Zamora, Pilar Moreno, Zahara, and Jose Galvez. Gopal recently released his second CD ‘Dos Orillas’ and is the featured guitarist for Northern California’s Flamenco del Oro.

Kina-Mendez-240x300Kina Mendez was born into the Mendez clan of Gypsy artists of Jerez de la Frontera. Steeped in the flamenco tradition, she began singing under the influence of her aunt, legendary singer La Paquera de Jerez. Performing in festivals such as ‘La Fiesta de las Bulerias’ and ‘Las Fiestas de la Vendimia’ in Jerez de la Frontera, she has shared the stage with many renown flamenco artists including Manuel Agujetas, El Grilo and La Macanita. Kina was a featured artist at the prestigious Festival de Jerez in 2009 and her debut recording ‘de Sevilla a Jerez’ was released in 2008. Her explosive, expressive presence on stage and her dynamic vocal range has made her a sought after performer both in Spain and the US.

Carola ZertucheCarola Zertuche was born in Torreon, Mexico. She began her dance career in Mexico City’s Tablao Meson de Triana, where she shared the stage with renowned artists such as Domingo Ortega, Juan de Angelica, Antonio Rey, El Kiki, and Luisa de Cadiz; and where she studied with Manolo Vargas, and Pilar Rioja. Thereafter, she moved to Spain to study with renowned artists Ciro, Belen Maya, Andres Marin, Israel Galvan and jota master Pedro Azorin, and where she performed with the company Los Tarantos. Carola moved to the Bay Area to continue her dance career as a performer, choreographer and teacher.

Carola has received numerous nominations and awards for her talents and contributions to flamenco in the Bay Area. She’s the Artistic Director for Theatre Flamenco, where you can read more about her.

Click Here to visit the Brown Paper Tickets event page, or click below:

FLAMENCO DEL ORO
Friday June 20th 2014, 7:30 pm doors, 8 pm music, until 10pm.
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
$18 suggested donation, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Refreshments available.
Door donations go to the musicians!

Please visit flamencodeloro.com to learn more about the Flamenco Del Oro troupe.

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