For every feeling you have, there is a flamenco song! This workshop will focus on the cante (singing) and rhythms of the styles of bulerias and tangos and is open to anyone interested in learning about flamenco, regardless of experience. Those interested in guitar and/or baile (dance) are very much welcome to attend, as this will be very enriching to all flamenco aficionados.
Flamenco is an enigmatic folk tradition from Andalucía, Spain. The singing, the guitar playing, the rhythms, the dance have a unique ability to capture a wide breadth of moods. Like the Blues, flamenco gives us the permission to express ourselves and creates a space for improvisation, spontaneity, authenticity, and humor.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Bárbara Martínez grew up performing in New York City. Originally from Venezuela, she comes from a lineage of iconic Argentine tango singers. For more than 20 years she has worked as a dancer and singer with numerous flamenco dance companies and world music ensembles and danced with the Metropolitan Opera, where she also sang as a child. In 2010, Bárbara performed at Carnegie Hall/Weill in a solo concert to a sold-out house. She has since appeared in the documentary “Sobre Las Olas – A Story of Flamenco in the U.S.” by Carolina Loyola-Garcia and the photography exhibit entitled “100 Years of Flamenco in New York” at the NY Performing Arts Library. She graduated from Brown University (BA 1998) and is beginning graduate studies at Columbia University. Bárbara teaches music at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School.
Sunday, Feb 27 — Doors open at 10:30 AM; Workshop begins at 11:00 AM. 90-minutes
$25 workshop admission; $15 when purchased with a ticket to the 2/26 or 2/27 Narración Flamenca performance.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds; contact MSA at 207-879-4629 or email@example.com for information on our sliding scale admission policy.