Flamenco Festival 2008 Brings Spain’s Greatest Stars to U.S. Stage

Five American cities, Miami, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles and New York will present Flamenco Festival 2008. The festival features some of Spain’s finest singers, guitarists and dancers. Flamenco Festival 2008 is supported by Spain’s INAEM (National Institute for the Performing Arts and Music) and the Andalusian Flamenco Agency. Flamenco Festival 2008 also travels to Montreal, London, Paris and Brussels.

The shows include "Cuatro Esquinas" with Carmen Linares, Miguel Poveda, Juan Carlos Romero and Pastora Galván; guitar wizard Tomatito; and "Mujeres" (Women) with Merche Esmeralda, Belén Maya, Rocío Molina with special guest artist Diana Navarro; Ballet Flamenco Eva Yerbabuena; Flamenco innovators Son de la Frontera.MIAMI – Adrienne Arsht Center [formerly Carnival Center] for the Performing Arts

Thurs Feb 7 Carmen Linares and Miguel Poveda
“"Cuatro Esquinas"” (Four Corners)
with Juan Carlos Romero (guitar)
plus guest dancer Pastora Galvan

Fri Feb 8 Tomatito and his Quintet

Sat Feb 9 “Mujeres” (Women)
Starring Belén Maya, Merche Esmeralda, Rocío Molina Special guest vocalist Diana Navarro
Directed by Mario Maya

WASHINGTON DC – Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University

Sat Feb 9 Carmen Linares and Miguel Poveda
“"Cuatro Esquinas"” (Four Corners)
with Juan Carlos Romero (guitar)
plus guest dancer Pastora Galvan

Sun Feb 10 Tomatito and his Quintet

Tues Feb 12 “Mujeres” (Women)
Starring Belén Maya, Merche Esmeralda, Rocío Molina
Special guest vocalist Diana Navarro
Directed by Mario Maya

Thur & Fri Feb 14 & 15 Ballet Flamenco Eva Yerbabuena
“Santo y Seña” (Signs and Wonders)

NEW YORK CITY – Town Hall, City Center, Skirball Center

Fri Feb 8 Town Hall Carmen Linares and Miguel Poveda
“"Cuatro Esquinas"” (Four Corners)
with Juan Carlos Romero (guitar)
plus guest dancer Pastora Galvan

Fri Feb 15 City Center “Mujeres” (Women)
Starring Belén Maya, Merche Esmeralda, Rocío Molina
Special guest vocalist Diana Navarro
Directed by Mario Maya

Sat & Sun Feb 16 & 17 Ballet Flamenco Eva Yerbabuena
City Center “Santo y Seña” (Signs and Wonders)

Sat & Sun Feb 23 & 24 Son de la Frontera – flamenco group
Skirball Center featuring Raúl Rodriguez on Cuban tres

BOSTON – Cutler Emerson Majestic Theatre

Sat & Sun Feb 9 & 10 Ballet Flamenco Eva Yerbabuena
“Santo y Seña” (Signs and Wonders)

LOS ANGELES – UCLA Royce Hall

Wed & Thurs Feb 6 & 7 Ballet Flamenco Eva Yerbabuena
“Santo y Seña” (Signs and Wonders)

Author: World Music Central News Department

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