Enjoy a lively three-day weekend of contemporary and classical flamenco when the Aga Khan Museum auditorium becomes the venue for our third annual international Flamenco Festival. Through performances and film, experience the soulful expression and contagious energy of emerging and established, local and international flamenco artists.
Pablo Giménez, who thrilled audiences at the Aga Khan Museum during his 2016 performance Two View of the Alhambra, returns to play flamenco guitar steeped in the classical traditions of Granada. Joven y Jondo means Young and Deep and, during this performance, Giménez is joined by two young flamenco artists, dancer Victoria Macias and singer Alejandro Luján. The product of a rich heritage and years of study, these artists prove flamenco music and dance are in capable hands with a new generation.
Also this afternoon, members of the Toronto-based group Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company in a performance that embodies the essence of flamenco.
For $100 ($90 for Friends), enjoy all three events plus complimentary Museum admission and a three-day parking pass.
Symbiosis with Adrián Santana
Friday, October 20, 8 pm
Saturday, October 21, 2 pm
Pablo Giménez is the son of acclaimed classical and flamenco guitarist Juan Miguel Giménez. He began his formal studies at the age of eight and concluded his professional training in classical guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Music Victoria Eugenia in Granada. He is currently completing his professional training in flamenco guitar at the Rafael Orozco Conservatory in Cordoba. This prestigious flamenco guitar program accepts only a handful of new students annually. He has performed as a solo guitarist at venues and festivals such as the Lincoln Center, the Boston GuitarFest, and the Andres Segovia Classical Guitar Competition. He was the featured guitarist in the documentary film Instrumental Places: The Granada Guitar.
Victoria Macias completed her professional training in Spanish Dance and Flamenco at the Reina Sofía Conservatory in Granada and Carmen Amaya Conservatory in Madrid. She began her professional dance career at 12, when she joined the Maite Galán Spanish Dance Company. She has toured Spain extensively as a solo dancer and frequently appears as a featured dancer at Granada’s famous flamenco venue, Venta El Gallo, which overlooks the Alhambra.
Alejandro Luján was born into a family of flamenco singers in Granada, Spain. At eight he began studying with some of the great masters of flamenco singing, including Luis el Zambo, Arcángel, and El Pele. He has performed on local and regional television programs and regularly appears as a featured singer at Granada’s legendary flamenco venue, Venta El Gallo, overlooking the Alhambra.
Supported by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain
Corazón de Granada: Flamenco Joven y Jondo with Pablo Giménez
$50, $45 Friends
$100 Festival Pass, $90 Friends
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