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CERVANTES: A Quixotic Quest with Flamenco

                           CERVANTES INSTITUTO ALBUQUERQUE          PRESENTS                                         CERVANTES: A Quixotic Quest with Flamenco    ...

Authentic VOICE OF FLAMENCO

IBERIAN TRIO at LA BOCA/TABERNA On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 at 8pm, La Boca/Taberna in Santa Fe, NM presents three outstanding musicians who are unveiling a new approach to flamenco. The trio is Fernando Barros, flamenco singer and composer; Carlos Lomas, flamenco guitarist and oud player; and...

AUTHENTIC VOICE of FLAMENCO

AUTHENTIC VOICE of FLAMENCO Iberian Trio at La Boca/Taberna 8pm Saturday, October 8, 2016 125 Lincoln Ave.    Santa Fe, NM  (505) 988-7102 Taberna la Boca presents three outstanding musicians who are unveiling an innovative approach to flamenco. The trio is Fernando Barros, flamenco singer and composer; Carlos Lomas,...

POESIA FLAMENCA in COLORADO

Natalia Perez del Villar & Flamenco Underground present an evening of live flamenco music, dance and Spanish poetry. Guest Artist: Flamenco Singer Fernando Barros Lirola from Granada, Spain. Natalia Perez del Villar, Dancer Mark Herzog, Guitarist Fernando Barros, internationally recognized as an innovator, reveals in his compositions the “melody”...

The Alhambra The Scottish Rite Temple

Scottish Rite flyer March 2016 FLAMENCO SINGER and HISTORIAN, FERNANDO BARROS; with NARRATOR, MELISSA  MOORE             PLUS: VIDEO ON THE HISTORY OF THE ALHAMBRA : In Celebration of the 2015 submission to the Library of Congress on the design, construction and utilization of...

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NEW PARADIGM: THE TEACHING OF DANCE FROM EMOTION

NEW PARADIGM: THE TEACHING OF DANCE FROM EMOTION "All children are dancers." Dance is "the art of expressing emotions with the help of body movements rhymed." Jacques Dalcroze Notes for the script of the conference: We will give a brief welcome and introduction of ourselves...

2016 SEASON PERFORMANCES

NEW FLAMENCO CONCERTS FOUR NEW THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES created by flamenco historian, composer and singer, Fernando Barros, based on the texts of the authors and poets of Spain: Miguel de Cervantes, Federico Garcia Lorca, Antonio Machado and Juan Ramon Jimenez. Additional works include anonymous poets of the...

2018 PERFORMANCES


Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University New Mexico presents "Sephardic Cantigas": A Sephardic & Flamenco Concert 2/23/18 11 am

SEPHARDIC HERITAGE in FLAMENCO
To understand the influence of Sephardic music in flamenco we begin with the musical contribution of the Jewish community to the territory of the kingdoms of the Iberian peninsula. Historians illuminate and provide clues to better understand this stage of musical history.
Since music has always had a fundamental connection with religious rites and because we have evidence of the existence of Jewish communities from the time of the Phoenicians (1000 BCE), we can say that a characteristic music was beginning to germinate with influences from the contemporary music that flourished and was played throughout the Iberian peninsula centuries ago.
The Jewish communities that were expelled from their lands for religious reasons by Ferdinand and Isabella, “The Catholic Kings,” kept their rites, their customs, their Spanish language and of course their music. It is important to recognize what can be truly be called a labor of love: the cultural custodianship the Sephardic people carried out. It remains alive and well and which, thanks to their perseverance, we can enjoy today.
Sephardic music contains elements of both Arabic and Christian music. It is Arabic in the rhythm and musical instruments, and it is Christian in the words in which this music was sung, the Spanish language.

Fernando Barros: Singer and composer; Carlos Lomas: Guitar & Oud; Davo Bryant: Percussion; Melissa Moore: Narration

Sephardic Spanish-Jewish influence in FLAMENCO

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