Dear Friends,

I hope this email finds you well.  I am contacting you today regarding an exciting opportunity for my husband and flamenco guitarist, Chris Burton Jácome.  Chris won the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Category.  WOOT WOOT!!  In order to win the Lennon Award he needs your vote! I am asking for your time and energy in helping Chris win….  Please follow the instructions below and cast your vote once a day until April 26th. And please feel free to forward this email on to anyone that you think might help out. I truly from the bottom of my heart appreciate your time. (It doesn’t take but 2 minutes total including registering your email, waiting for the confirmation and then voting.)   ~ My sincerest gratitude & appreciation, Lena Jácome


Chris Burton Jácome’s song “Ritmo-Canix” from his latest CD, LEVANTO, has


in the

John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Category!!!

I think this calls for a HUGE “¡Olé!!!”

Now, with your help, “Ritmo-Canix” could win the Lennon Award!!

Ritmo-Canix” is now competing in a head-to-head online voting battle to become the Lennon Award Winner for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Music Category! The song that receives the highest number of votes in its category will be declared the LENNON AWARD WINNER for that category!

Again, the voting starts Monday March 28th, 2011.  Anyone can vote once a day starting on March 28th, 2011 and ending on April 26th, 2011!

To vote for “Ritmo-Canix”, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on “Cast Your Vote” then scroll down and choose the “World Category” (lower left)
  3. You MUST register your email address (sorry about that!)
  4. They (JLSC and Sonicbids) will send you an email and you must click on the link in that email to start actually voting.
  5. That link takes you to the “Email Address Confirmation” Page
  6. IMPORTANT: you must then follow the “Please click here to continue” link.
  7. CRUCIAL: Scroll down to the “WORLD” Category (lower left) and select “Chris Burton Jácome ‘Ritmo-Canix’”.
  8. Give yourself a big hug from me, because I am so very thankful for your vote and your efforts!
  9. Have a beautiful rest of your day.

10. Please repeat steps 1-9 daily until April 27th, 2011.

I just returned home from a great trip to Tucson & Bisbee with the CBJ Flamenco Ensemble.  What a wonderful time!!!  The below images are courtesy of photographer extraordinaire, Bob Block.  Thank you Bob for the AMAZING images of the concert at Vail Theater of the Arts.


From L to R: Adrian Goldenthal, Chris Burton Jacome, Mele Martinez


L to R: Bernadette Gaxiola, Me, Kris Hill, Adrian Golenthal, Chris Burton Jacome





Beautiful image of Bernadette dancing her solea por bulerias


Wonderful dancer Jason Martinez dancing por tientos



Mele’s beautiful voice.



fiesta por bulerias



After the concert


What a fabulous time!!

Thank you to Vail Theater of the Arts and to Bob Block for capturing such incredible photos of the concert that evening.



Flamenco in Ashland, Oregon

January 13, 2011

I have a few minutes before getting ready to teach an evening workshop here in Ashland, Oregon.  This afternoon I participated in a Flamenco Music & Dance Lec/Dem for the World Music Class at Southern Oregon University’s Music Recital Hall.  Here are a few pictures before the event.

With Chris.

Music Recital Hall

Chris & Terry Longshore

Chris Burton Jacome

Noche Española

May 5, 2010

Join me for an evening of Flamenco dance & music at

Chandler Center for the Arts.

All proceeds benefit Brazos Abiertos.  Thank you to Alma Schnell of Alma Performing Arts for coordinating this wonderful event.

Steve King Photography

April 17, 2010

Steve King, Phoenix based photographer was kind enough to take some images during the Pangean Orchestra at Symphony Hall on April 11th.  What a great concert, by the way.  To learn more about Steve, please visit his website: Steve King Photography.  Thank you, Steve!!

From L to R: Emerson Laffey, Kris Hill, Eric Zang, Adrian Goldenthal, Lena, Chris Jacome & Olivia Rojas

For information on upcoming concerts & projects please visit:  Thank you once again to Steve King Photography!

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