“Intensity and deftness in a mixture of styles.” – The New York Times, Jan. 27, 1999, Jack Anderson
Flamenco Latino is a New York-based organization founded in 1979 to explore and experiment with the ida y vuleta (round trip) styles. This flamenco genre reflects Spanish cultural amalgamation of rhythms and melodies found in Latino countries during the eighteenth century. Flamenco Latino has expanded its original concept through collaboration with tap dancers, and Latin and jazz musicians. Recent concerts include La Rumba Cubana y Flamenca; the Blues-influenced, Flamenco Wit’ Grit (2012); and the New Orleans flavored, Flamenco Gumbo. The company offers year-round programming of adult and children’s classes that enable talented students to traverse a path from the classroom to the stage, through recitals and local performance opportunities, and guest artist workshops.
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