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Juanito Pascual Flamenco Trio with Manuel Gutierrez & Diego “El Negro” Alvarez
February 1, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
TRADITIONAL FLAMENCO NIGHT: Acclaimed flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual is joined by flamenco dancer/singer Manuel Gutierrez, singer José Cortés Fernández and epic cajon/percussionist Diego “El Negro” Álvarez!!
9pm FEB 1st, 2019 $20 bucks suggested donation includes beverages.
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Energized by a passion to share the beauty and soul-stirring power of Flamenco – with its ancient roots, yet vibrant and evolving musical tradition – Pascual’s performances, recordings and workshops reverberate with infectious charisma. Jonathan “Juanito” Pascual is acclaimed as one of the top flamenco guitarists on the international music scene. NPR has called him “one of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years” and Boston Globe describes him as a “flamenco phenom”.
Pascual has consistently sought ways to align his passion for music with environmental and social causes through creative partnerships. Most notable is his ongoing collaboration with Junglewood, a Panamanian rainforest project directed by Danilo Perez. Junglewood is a visionary music and art initiative located in the Panamanian Rainforest that seeks to use the arts to inspire and educate a new generation about environmental stewardship.
Manuel Gutierrez Cabello was born in Montpellier, France after his parents had migrated to South of France from Cordoba, Spain. Manuel is considered to be a charismatic and passionate performer that over-delivers at every show. From a young age he had shown a talent for dance, winning his first flamenco award at only 8 years old. He began to develop his unique style under the direction of Lita Peiro, José Galván and later with Joaquin Grilo and Javier Latorre.
By age twenty, Gutierrez began producing works and dancing across Europe with legendary artists including Duquende, Chicuelo, Juan Carmona and Chispa Negra. He also began to collaborate with top French choreographers Redha, Marjorie Ascione, and Gerome Zerbie. In 2008, Manuel was invited to choreograph the production “Flamenco Flamen’ka” which sold out the Lyric Theatre in London and and ran for five years in Great Britain and France. Guiterrez’s fame as a choreographer and producer was growing.
The Telegraph in London called his work “Fiery.”
Danse Magazine nicknamed him, “The Young Flamenco Prince.” Figarro Newspaper raved “The dance is strong, voluptuous, and spectacular… a profound type of Flamenco and incredibly explosive.”
JOSÉ CORTÉS FERNÁNDEZ
José Cortés Fernández was born in the south of France into an important gypsy family from Almería. He was immersed in the world of flamenco with such foundational artists as Terremoto, Pansequito, Camarón de la Isla, Moraíto Chico and Tomatito. He has shared the stage with an array of premier flamenco artists including Antonio Carmona of Ketama, Belen López, Alfonso Losa, Sergio Arranda, Juan Ogalla, and a host of others. In 2010 he moved to the U.S. and performs regularly nationwide, including with companies “Caminos Flamencos”and “Theatre Flamenco” of San Francisco, Fanny Ara, Manuel Gutierrez, Juan Siddi Flamenco of Santa Fe and many others.
Diego Álvarez “El Negro”, was born in Caracas, Venezuela and began his musical studies with the juvenile orchestra movements such as “Simón Bolívar”. Coincidentally he studied Afro-venezuelan percussion in the popular culture workshops of the “Fundación Bigott”.
He is the founder of the Pasión Flamenca company and musical director and teacher at the school of superior flamenco studies in Caracas, directed by Daniela Tugues.
He has lived in Spain working with such artists as: Antonio Canales, Sara Baras, Joaquín Cortés, Suroma, Losadas, Juan Andrés Maya, Rafaela Carrasco, La Tati, Alejandro Granados, Antonio Reyes, Manuel Reyes, Belén Fernández, Alfonso Losa, Rafael Estévez