GYPSY FLAMENCO! with Kina Mendez, Gopal Slavonic and Patricia Inez

Kina&GopalThe Emerald Tablet is very pleased to welcome 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 1st, 8 – 10pm for an unforgettable performance. Admission is $10 suggested donation for the performers, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Red and white wine, Solera and complimentary food will be available. Ole!

Core members are guitarist Gopal Slavonic and singer and dancer Kina Mendez. Performing with them will be Patricia Inez and Grace Kelly Rivera. Please view the following videos for a preview of their remarkable talents!

Kina 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. Her professional career began when she joined Manuel Morao’s company and led her to work with Mario Maya and tour internationally with Salvador Tavora’s productions Carmen and Carmina Burana. 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 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.

Patricia Inez, “La Rubia” danced from the time she was four years old, studying with Lita and Gabriel Cancino. She studied with Matilde Coral in Sevilla among others. Patricia has danced in the Bay Area for many years, including in clubs such as the Spaghetti Factory at Las Cuevas de la Bodega, La Bodega in North Beach and the El Greco at the Cannery and La Pena in Berkeley where she produced shows every other month for eleven years with her group Anda Jaleo. She has soloed at the Ethnic Dance Festival and performed at the Legion of Honor. She performed in the Homenaje to the Spaghetti Factory last spring in San Francisco.

Friday March 1st 2013, 7 pm doors, 8 pm music, until 10pm.
$10 suggested donation, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Drinks and refreshments available.
All door donations go to the musicians!

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

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