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**Special Event**

Join me for a special evening with the Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble & Calo Flamenco!
Where: Space 55
When: Friday, September 4th
Time:  8 – 10pm.
Where:  Space 55
$8.00 Cover
Taking place on First Friday in downtown Phoenix.
Seats will fill quickly so make sure to show up early.

*Wine tasting*
*Art work displayed by talented local artists*

You won’t want to miss this great evening of flamenco!
Space 55
636 E Pierce St.
(NW Corner of 7th St and Pierce St.)
Phoenix, AZ  85004

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Please visit: http://www.sergiophotographer.blogspot.com/ to view photos shot during the CBJ Flamenco Ensemble Concert performed at Chandler Center for the Arts.  A special thank you to Sergio Photographer!

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Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo:
Mele Martinez
(520) 309-8762
flamencodpv@gmail.com
www.tucsoniquete.com <http://www.tucsoniquete.com>

Presenting the 1st Tucson Spanish and Flamenco Festival…

Tucson, AZ – Casa Vicente is proud to present Tucson’s very first Spanish and Flamenco Festival!  This three-day festival will include authentic Spanish fare, fine wine tasting, Club España cooking demonstrations, refreshing sangria, a colorful Mercado and an outdoor stage featuring more than 30 local and guest flamenco artists. Special guest artists, Fanny Ara, Gabriel Osuna, and Ricardo Anglada will offer 3-day flamenco workshops in dance, song, and guitar. Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo will also offer a free kids workshop!

What: 1st Tucson Spanish and Flamenco Festival
Where: Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Ave.  Tucson, AZ 85701
When: Friday, September 18th, Saturday, September 19th, and Sunday, September 20th
Time: 8:00 pm – 1:00 am Friday and Saturday, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday
Cost: $20 Friday and Saturday, $10 Sunday or purchase all three for $40 (price includes wine tasting, one glass of sangria)
Workshops: Time/Price – TBD
Website: www.tucsonspanishflamencofestival.com <http://www.casavicente.com> (website up August 22nd)
Contact: Casa Vicente, 884-5253

I had the pleasure to join Chris Burton Jácome one day at the recording studio to record palmas to some tracks that will be included in his 5th CD entitled, Levanto.  Wow!  It is an awesome CD !  Stay tuned for the release date. Below are a few photos in the studio.

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Martín Gaxiola & Chris Burton Jácome

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Discussing microphone angles & lunch options with Steve.

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Seriously, it’s all about the microphone angle….

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Talented recording studio engineer, Steve Parrish.

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Palmas.

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Taking a break.

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Palmas time.

Visit Chris Burton Jácome for CD updates & release date.

Visit Calo Flamenco for upcoming concerts.

Visit Lena Jácome for upcoming performances.

Arte Y Pureza Workshop

August 1, 2009

Just returned home from a phenomenal workshop in San Diego held by the talented and amazing Arte y Pureza entitled “A Little Piece of Spain”.  It is always a great time and I always feel so welcomed by the community there.  Below are a few pics.

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With two great talents: Ethan Margolis of Arte y Pureza and El Oruco.

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Chris with amazing and beautiful flamenco singer Javier Heredia.

Cihtli Ocampo also taught at the workshop.  She is a phenomenal instructor and dancer.  Iseriously felt my lungs burning from the intensity of her classes.  It was awesome!

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Hanging out at the beach and loving it!

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With flamenco dancer Carlos Hernandez after classes.

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Chris & I with El Oruco after his awesome class.

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With the beautiful Marisol Apostol.  Make sure and visit her site at Flamenco Basics for flamenco classes, upcoming workshops and performances.

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Sun and sand.  Aahhhhhhh………

Arte y Pureza performs around the globe and offers great workshops throughout the year.  Visit their site to learn more.

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