Chris Burton Jacome & I just participated in Musical Instrument Museum‘s Summer Series for Kids this past Saturday, July 9th.  Two Flamenco Music & Dance Classes were offered to the community through MIM: A 10 – 11:30am Class for Ages: 6 – 11 & 1:00 – 2:30pm for Ages: 11 – 16.  The classes were such a wonderful success and Chris & I had a spectacular time.  Below are a few images taken during the classes courtesy of MIM.

Thank you to the Musical Instrument Museum for providing this wonderful program for kids.  Make sure and visit their website to view upcoming workshops in the Summer Series for Kids, as well as their many other programs, events and performances.  All photos Courtesy: MIM.

Sincerely,

Lena Jacome

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Spanish dancers liven up UAF Pub

By Jamie Hazlett

Sun Star Reporter

A performer with Calo Flamenco dances at the Pub on Friday the 8th.

 

A $20 cover charge was not enough to keep people from packing the UAF Pub, Friday, Oct. 8 for the Spanish dance group Calo Flamenco.  Urged on by many ‘olé!’s, ‘bravo!’s, and the occasional cry of ‘agua!’, Calo Flamenco pounded across the stage for two hours, each footfall amplified by floor-level microphones.  The event was the first ever put on by the Fairbanks Concert Association (FCA) at the UAF Pub, and the turnout was described as “great” by Cori Anthony, FCA Vice President, and “good” by Kris Hill, Cajon (drum) player.

Larry Lowe, webmaster for the FCA, saw his first flamenco performance by Calo Flamenco at the Blue Loon earlier in the week.  “I didn’t know this was on my bucket list until I saw it for the first time,” he said.  “It was off the radar.  You didn’t know…These guys are incredible.”  Speaking about the Pub itself, Lowe added that “this is the best stage they’ve had.  This is a hot crowd…they’re gonna burn the house down tonight.”

When asked how he was enjoying Fairbanks, Hill said it was “beautiful…I’d love to come in the summer.”

Guitarist Chris Burton Jácome told the crowd that if “you guys all show up like this, we’ll be back,” a statement that was met by cheers.

“We take your time seriously,” Jácome told the audience later on.  “That’s why we work so hard.”


A performer with Calo Flamenco dances at the Pub on Friday the 8th.
Marielena Jácome with Calo Flamenco dances at the Pub on Friday the 8th.

 

Marielena Jácome dances with Calo Flamenco, accompanied by (from left) dancer and artistic director Martín Gaxiola, dancer Bernadette Gaxiola, singer Olivia Rojas and guitarist Chris Burton Jácome.
Marielena Jácome dances with Calo Flamenco, accompanied by (from left) dancer and artistic director Martín Gaxiola, dancer Bernadette Gaxiola, singer Olivia Rojas and guitarist Chris Burton Jácome.

 

Calo Flamenco's artistic director Martín Gaxiola dances Friday night at the Pub. Behind him from left are dancer Bernadette Gaxiola, singer Olivia Rojas and guitarist Chris Burton Jácome.
Calo Flamenco’s artistic director Martín Gaxiola dances Friday night at the Pub. Behind him from left are dancer Bernadette Gaxiola, singer Olivia Rojas and guitarist Chris Burton Jácome.

 

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Flamenco Dance Classes through Mesa Community College’s Community Education Program

Class Number 70350.   Four Class Session meets on Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 6:30-8pm.   Workshop Fee: $37.00

To register: 480-461-7493 or www.mesacc.edu/communityed

This Introduction to Flamenco Dance course is for the student with little or no prior flamenco dance experience.  Gain awarenss in body alignment, posture, upper/lower body coordination and various movement sequences that will broaden your knowledge of flamenco dance, music and rhythm. Students should dress comfortably.  Wear clothing that will allow the body to move without restriction.

Photo Courtesy: Sergio Photographer

Location: Mesa Active Adult Center

Address: 247 N. MacDonald Street, Mesa 85201

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L to R: Kris Hill – Percussionist, Olivia Rojas – Flamenco Singer & Chris Burton Jacome – Flamenco Guitarist

These photos were taken at Kazimierz Wine Bar located in old town Scottsdale:  Flamenco tablao every Sunday night from 10pm – Midnight with the CBJ Flamenco Ensemble.  Photos taken during the performance are courtesy of Julie Johnston Kaufman.  Thank you so much, Julie!  The remainder of the photos were taken after the performance, hanging out and having a great time!

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Above Photo Courtesy: Julie Johnston Kaufman

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L to R: Two great talents: Miguel Rodriguez – amazing flamenco guitarist & Gary Hostallero – amazing artist.  Make sure and visit Gary’s website: www.hostalleroart.shutterfly.com

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Chris, indulging in cheesecake! Yum!

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Kris Hill – Percussionist & Olivia Rojas – Flamenco Singer

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Hostallero, Chris Burton Jacome & Miguel Rodriguez

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Just a whole lot of silliness!

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Pure silliness!

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There’s nothing more enjoyable.

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With the talented dancer, Tamara Sol.  Photo Courtesy: Julie Johnston Kaufman.

For performance updates please visit my website calendar.

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