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FLAMENCO DEL ORO: incendiary music and dance

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 March 21st, 8-10 pm for another unforgettable performance with Flamenco del Oro and very special guests. Admission is $10 suggested donation for the performers, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Red and white wine, Solera and complimentary food will be available. Ole’!

Performing will be dancer Bianca Rodriguez and vocalist Roberto Zamora, along with Flamenco del Oro guitarist Gopal Slavonic. Please view the following video for a small preview of their remarkable talents, and scroll down to read their biographies (after the fold).

Festival Flamenco Gitano - Fiesta JerezKina 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.

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.

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.

Bianca RodriguezBianca Rodriguez began dancing at the age of 3 and received a Bachelor’s of Arts in dance with a flamenco emphasis at the University of New Mexico. While there, Bianca work-studied at the National Institute of Flamenco and danced in the pre-professional and professional companies, participating in the annual Festival Flamenco and studying with some of Spain’s greatest Flamenco artists, such as Mercedes Amaya, Karime Amaya, Adela Campallo and Manuel Linan. Read more of her impressive bio here.

Admission is a $15 suggested donation for the performers, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Red and white wine, Solera and complimentary food will be available. Ole’!

FLAMENCO DEL ORO
Friday March 21st 2014, 7:30 pm doors, 8 pm music, until 10pm.
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
$15 suggested donation, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Drinks and 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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