Wednesday Jun 12, 2013
UNM Main Campus (Popejoy Hall)
Albuquerque, NM 87122
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Presented by Karime Amaya y Compañía as part of the Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque.
To say that Karime Amaya is a prodigy of flamenco is an understatement; this young dancer is taking the world of flamenco by storm. Amaya was awarded the title of “Best New Artist” in February of this year, at one Spain’s most important flamenco festivals. Though Amaya is young in age, she is “old” in the wisdom she displays as an artist. Her distinctive style of flamenco combines her unique experience growing up outside of Spain, in the Spanish diaspora, with the strong flamenco roots handed down to her through her family; Amaya is the niece of legendary flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya. For this show, Amaya join forces with dancer and Gaditano (native of Cadíz) “El Junco,” and a lineup of flamenco musicians from Barcelona. These musicians are recognized for their exceptional flamenco skill that is a shining example of Gypsy flamenco from Barcelona at its finest.
BAILE KARIME AMAYA, JUAN JOSÉ JAEN ARROYO "EL JUNCO" CANTE MANUEL TAÑE, JUAN MANZANO "EL COCO" GUITAR JUSTO FERNÁNDEZ, LUIS SANTIAGO AMAYA "EL TATI" CAJÓN JUAN CRISTÓBAL "JONY"