Since the Coronavirus (virtual performances in confinement)

It has been a while since our last blog entry / event announcement and so we wanted is to reach out to you, our esteemed audience / readers, to give you a quick update and to share with you some virtual Flamenco performance experiences to keep you going in these interesting times.

Following our November performance we started planning performances for 2020, however due to operational changes at the venue, our plans were first delayed and then with the coronavirus outbreak, plans for a June performance with guest artists had to be put on an ‘indefinite’ hold. 

We hope to be able to resume with our programming in the near future. In the meantime we would like to, from time-to-time,  share with you interesting Flamenco news and online / virtual performances that took place and are taking place during confinement.

Spain’s Lockdown

As you may know, Spain, where Flamenco Calgary’s webmaster and director Annette Morcos lives, was hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic and therefore was  put under a severe lockdown from March 12 until recently. Although we are still under a state of alarm, we can now see the end of the tunnel as the state of alarm is scheduled to be lifted at the beginning of June.

Here is a short video clip of what became a common sound in Seville with people encouraging the health care personnel for all their hard work. This is from outside of my house and you can hear that in my neighbourhood someone decided to play a Spanish version of ‘I will survive’ to commemorate the occasion. Every day at 8:00 pm this was the recurring sound.

Virtual Flamenco Performances

For your pleasure here is a video of a virtual performance by Farruquito (Juan Manuel Fernandez Montoya) done in May, as part of a virtual flamenco festival. His performance is done on an improvised stage built in his house with his wife and son cheering him on. His dancing accompanies a recording of a fragment from his performance entitled ‘Farruuito’. Enjoy!

About Farruquito Bio

On the recording are:
Singer: Mari Vizagarra, Maria Mezcle & Antonio Villar
Guitar: Guirai ??
Percussion: El Lolo; Keyboard and base: Melchior Borja

Flamenco Tablao X 🗓

Flamenco Calgary Presents

Flamenco Tablao X

Join us for an intimate evening of Flamenco dance, music and song at Junction to celebrate the Christmas season. This performance will feature guest guitarist Nicolas Hernandez from Toronto.

Nicolas has over 30 years experience in playing the guitar. His CD “Buscando mi voz” won a Just Plain Folks Award for Best Flamenco Album in 2009. He has been the Music Director for the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company in Toronto since 1996 and was a touring member of the Jesse Cook band for 16 years. His ability to create an intense fusion of flamenco with other world music, taking rhythms from all around the world has shaped his vision into what is now his newest creation “Rupakerias” which was released in September 2018. (check out the link below to see a video of Nicolas performing)

Prior to the show we encourage you to come and delight in a pre-show dinner at Junctions. At this event Junction will be featuring Spanish dishes and tapas such as Salmorejo Cordobés, Solomillo al Whiskey, Tortilla de patatas, gambas al ajillo and Torrija for dessert. The venue will open its doors at 5:30 pm in order to serve you.

Take advantage of our early bird prices and buy your tickets before midnight November 9th. Once you have purchased your tickets please contact the venue, as indicated below, to reserve your seating.

Artist line-up:
Featured guest:
Nicolas Hernandez – guitar

Salero Caló members:
Francesca Canalizo – dance
Maria Regnier – dance

Also guest artists:
Tosh Hayashi – guitar
Silvia Temis – song

Date: Saturday November 30th, 2019
Door open at 5:30 pm, Show start at 6:30 pm
Location: Junction Food, Stage; Bar 628 8th Ave SW

Tickets: $26 (until November 9th), $30 (after November 9th). plus processing fees) / $35 at the door

This is a children friendly performance. For ages up to 15 years old, contact us at info@flamencocaglary.com to request tickets.  $13 (before November 9) and $16 (after November 9). Please note: due to liquor regulations, we appreciate your collaboration in making sure all children vacate the premises by 9:00 pm

Note: To reserve your seats please contact Junction at 587-354-6161 or info@junctionyyc.com or make a reservation via: https://tableagent.com/calgary/junction/

Check Nicolas in this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTxsX1SFFGM

To purchase tickets please click on the box below

Flamenco Legends: The Paco de Lucia Project at Jack Singer’s Hall October 30th

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Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Stage

Flamenco Legends: The Paco de Lucia Project

Considered to be Spain’s greatest musical export, Paco de Lucia has reinvented the flamenco vocabulary over the last five decades. See Flamenco Legends: The Paco de Lucia Project which plays tribute to this guitar master at a live performance at Arts Commons on October 30th

Doors open at 6:30pm 
Concert at 7:30pm;
Location: Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall

For more information: Arts Commons Event
For ticket purchase visit: arts Commons Shop

Notas de 4 CD release

You have seen her perform at our Flamenco Tablao events, singer Silvia Temis, along with her group Notas de 4, will be holding a CD release party for their newly released album Roses & Lilies

Event details:

A performance described as Intense, edgy and dreamy, Notas de 4 with Mexican singer Silvia Temis will bring you a very personal touch of Flamenco inspired music fused with traditional tunes from across Latin America.

This is a collaborative work between Jorge Villena (Spain) on the guitar, Jonathan Lewis on the violin (Canada), Stefano Valdo, bass player (Italy) Maria Reigner local flamenco dancer (Canada) and Silvia Temis vocals (Mexico). 

Special guest artist Chendy León will be brought from Toronto to join Notas 4 for this CD release performance. Chendy is considered one of Canada’s best percussionists.  Originally from Cuba, Chendy has travelled the world performing with Jesse Cook, Amanda Martinez, Sultans of Strings and many more!

Expect a night of latin+flamenco inspired music, flamenco dance, poetry and wine! 

Place: The Big Secret Theatre at Arts Commons
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Doors open at 7:00pm and show starts at 8:00pm.

Tickets here:
https://artscommons.ca/whats-on/2019/notas-de-4-cd-release-party/

General $32.00

Tradición – Flamenco Tablao IX

Flamenco Calgary Presents

Tradición – Flamenco Tablao IX

It has become our tradition to hold intimate Flamenco Tablao performances at ‘Junction’. To celebrate this tradition, Annette Morcos (La Mora) will be back for the 2019 – 2020 season opening performance on September 7th, 2019. Joining Annette and members of Salero Caló are guest artists from Calgary’s ‘La Mosca’ group as well as Irena Dumicz from Edmonton. Irena has just returned from performing at the Victoria Flamenco festival. Join us for this special performance and become part of our tradition.

Prior to the show we encourage you to come and delight in a pre-show dinner at Junctions. The venue will open its doors at 5:30 pm in order to serve you.

Take advantage of our early bird prices and buy your tickets before midnight August 19th. Once you have purchased your tickets please contact the venue, as indicated below, to reserve your seating.

Artist line-up:

Salero Caló members:
Annette Morcos – song and dance
Francesca Canalizo – dance
David Matyas – guitar

Guests:
Irena Dumicz – song and dance
Marvin Kee – bass
Brent Van Dusen – percussion

Date: Saturday September 7th, 2019
Door open at 5:30 pm, Show start at 6:30 pm
Location: Junction Food, Stage & Bar 628 8th Ave SW

Tickets: $22 (until August 19th), $26 (after August 19th). plus processing fees) / $30 at the door

This is a children friendly performance. For ages up to 15 years old, contact us at info@flamencocaglary.com to request tickets.  $13 (before August 19) and $16 (after August 19)

Note: To reserve your seats please contact Junction at 587-354-6161 or info@junctionyyc.com or make a reservation via: https://tableagent.com/calgary/junction/

To purchase tickets please click on the box below

Flamenco Tablao VIII

Flamenco Calgary Presents

Flamenco Tablao VIII

Join us in welcoming the summer at our end of the season event Flamenco Tabalo VIII. This performance brings to Junction’s stage members of Salero Caló, along with guitarist Tosh Hayashi and singer Silvia Temis. These artists were featured as guest performers at the Flamenco Borealis festival in Saskatoon earlier this month. Prior to the show we encourage you to come and delight in a pre-show dinner at Junctions. The venue will open its doors at 6:30 pm in order to serve you.

Take advantage of our early bird prices and buy your tickets before midnight May 31. Once you have purchase your tickets please contact the venue to reserve your seating.

Please note this performance will start at 8:00 pm and end at 9:15 with no intermission.

Artist line-up:

Salero Caló members:
Francesca Canalizo – dance
Maria Regnier – dance

Guests:
Silvia Temis – song
Tosh Hayashi – guitar

Date: Saturday June 8th, 2019
Door open at 6:30 pm, Show start at 8:00 pm
Location: Junction Food, Stage & Bar 628 8th Ave SW

Tickets: $20 (until May 31), $25 (after May 31). plus processing fees) / $30 at the door

Due to the late start of this event, no children tickets are available.

Note: To reserve your seats please contact Junction at 587-354-6161 or info@junctionyyc.com or make a reservation via: https://tableagent.com/calgary/junction/

To purchase tickets please click on the box below

‘Dos Voces’ – at Junction

 

Flamenco Calgary Presents

“Dos Voces”

Back from a year in Spain, Flamenco Borealis presents Dos Voces (Two Voices), a show in which flamenco music and dance mingles with arabic tunes and melodies. This meeting of two worlds, so close, yet very different, opens a space where different lyricisms mingle, where nostalgia is expressed in various tones, and where dance recounts more than one story. Lina Kazan (flamenco dance and vocals), Daniel Regnier (multi-instrumentalist and vocals) and Nick Horlick (percussion) will be joined by the celebrated flamenco vocalist from Spain Celedonio Garrido.

Buy your ticket early and don’t be disappointed as the shows sell out well in advance. Once you have purchased your tickets please contact the venue to reserve your seating.

Date: Friday May 10th, 2019
Door open at 6:00 pm, Show start at 7:00 pm
Location: Junction Food, Stage & Bar 628 8th Ave SW

Tickets: $25 (before April 1), $30 (after April 1). plus processing fees) / $35 at the door

Since expected end time at this event is 9:00 pm, children’s attendance will not be permitted in compliance with the Alberta liquor board bylaws.

Note: To reserve your seats please contact Junction at 587-354-6161 or info@junctionyyc.com or make a reservation via: https://tableagent.com/calgary/junction/

Buy your tickets now by clicking on the box below!

Flamenco Tablao VII

Flamenco Calgary Presents

Flamenco Tablao VII

March 9th, 2019

Join Salero Caló Flamenco group for an intimate Flamenco performance of song, music and dance at Junction Stage and Bar. In this special performance Traditional Flamenco meets Nouveau Flamenco by bringing together members of Salero Caló and La Mosca along with artists from the Flamenco community.
 
Come and enjoy this Spanish cultural evening while sipping on a glass of wine, savouring a tapa or delighting in a pre-show dinner to complete your cultural experience.
 
Buy your ticket early and don’t be disappointed as the shows sell out well in advance. Once you have purchased your tickets please contact the venue to reserve your seating.
 
Artist line-up:
 
Salero Caló:
Francesca Canalizo – dance
David Matyas – guitar
 
Guests:
Silvia Temis – song & dance
Tracy Cumberbatch – dance
Francine Cerbino – dance & castanets
Marvin Kee – bass
Brent Van Dusen – percussion

Date: Saturday March 9, 2019
Door open at 5:30 pm, Show start at 6:30 pm
Location: Junction Food, Stage & Bar 628 8th Ave SW

Tickets: $22 (before February 20), $26 (after February 20). plus processing fees) / $30 at the door

This event allows children’s attendance. For ages up to 15 years old, contact us at info@flamencocaglary.com to request tickets.  $13 (before February 20) and $16 (after February 20)

Note: To reserve your seats please contact Junction at 587-354-6161 or info@junctionyyc.com or make a reservation via: https://tableagent.com/calgary/junction/

Buy your tickets now by clicking on the box below!

Flamenco Tablao VI

Join us at our First 2019
Flamenco performance

Flamenco Tablao VI

January 26, 2019

Join Salero Caló Flamenco group for an intimate Flamenco performance of song, music and dance at Junction Stage and Bar. Come and enjoy this Spanish cultural evening while sipping on a glass of wine, savouring a tapa or delighting in a pre-show dinner to complete your cultural experience.

Buy your ticket early and don’t be disappointed as the shows sell out well in advance. Once you have purchased your tickets please contact the venue to reserve your seating.

Artist line-up:

Salero Caló members
Francesca Canalizo – dance
David Matyas – guitar

Guest artists:
Silvia Temis – song
Tracy Cumberbatch – dance
Anastassiia La Musa – dance
Jonathan Lewis – violin

Date: Saturday January 26, 2019
Door open at 5:30 pm, Show start at 6:30 pm
Location: Junction Food, Stage & Bar 628 8th Ave SW

Tickets: $22 (before January 9), $26 (after January 9). plus processing fees) / $30 at the door

This event allows children’s attendance. For ages up to 15 years old, contact us at info@flamencocaglary.com to request tickets.  $13 (before January 9) and $16 (after January 9)

Note: To reserve your seats please contact Junction at 587-354-6161 or info@junctionyyc.com or make a reservation via: https://tableagent.com/calgary/junction/

Buy your tickets now by clicking on the box below!

Flamenco TAblao V

 

Flamenco Calgary Presents

Flamenco Tablao V

Join Salero Caló Flamenco group for an intimate Flamenco performance of song, music and dance at Junction Stage and Bar. Come and enjoy this Spanish cultural evening while sipping on a glass of wine, savouring a tapa or delighting in a pre-show dinner to complete your cultural experience. This performance will also have an opening act featuring two emerging artists.

Buy your ticket early and don’t be disappointed as the shows were sell out well in advance. Once you have purchased your tickets please contact the venue to reserve your seating.

Artist line-up:

Salero Caló members
Francesca Canalizo – dance
Maria Regnier – dance

Guest artists:
Silvia Temis – song
Tosh Hayashi – guitar
Jorge Villena – guitar

Opening emerging artist act:
Marcela Antoniou – dance
Jordan Young – guitar

Date: Saturday November 24, 2018
Door open at 5:30 pm, Show start at 6:30 pm
Location: Junction Food, Stage & Bar 628 8th Ave SW

Tickets: $22 (before November 7), $26 (after November 7) (plus processing fees) / $30 at the door

This event allows children’s attendance. For ages up to 15 years old, contact us at info@flamencocaglary.com to request tickets. $13 (before September 8) and $16 (after September 8)

Note: To reserve your seats please contact Junction at 587-354-6161 or info@junctionyyc.com or make a reservation via: https://tableagent.com/calgary/junction/