Saturday, 21 February 2009

Guitar Resources

There are vast amounts of resources on the Internet for flamenco guitarists. Oscar Nieto, a dancer, singer, and master teacher from Vancouver, BC has compiled an excellent list of sites for guitar, including tabs. Gracias, Oscar. At the top of Oscar's page, navigate to "Flamenco Directory" and "Resources for Guitarists".

Another excellent compilation of guitar tab resources at Ravenna Flamenco.

A recommendation for guitar study videos (thanks, Tosh):
Encuentro Productions. has an extensive searchable discussion forum for guitarists as well as streaming video lessons (some free exercise lessons & falsetas, others fee-based).

Performer Bios

Local flamenco performers who would like more public exposure on this site are invited to post a short performance-related bio and picture.

For text, please use the site's standard font colour, style, and size. Photo credits are not required but are a plus if posting images by local photographers.

Edmonton performers: if you have not already signed up to post on the site and would like to do so, contact flamencoedmonton[at]telus[dot]net.

A note: those seeking information on local performers are strongly encouraged to also use Google and Flamenco Alberta to find additional information about flamenco performers and performances in Edmonton and Alberta.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Cante Club Meeting - March 7, 2009

The second singing meeting of the Flamenco cante learning/appreciation club will be held Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 11:30-1:30* in the Sherwood Park area. RSVP to Kim at 780-504-3723.

Anyone with an interest in Flamenco singing or accompanying Flamenco singing (guitar, percussion, dance, etc.) is welcome to attend, regardless of experience or level.

For general questions about the group, email flamencoedmonton-at-telus-dot-net.

*note: start time changed from 11 to 11:30.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Cante Club Meeting - Feb 14, 2009

The first singing meeting of the new Flamenco cante learning/appreciation club is planned for Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 10:30 am in the Strathcona area. Anyone with an interest in Flamenco singing is welcome, regardless of experience. If you can't come but would like more info, do send a message.

For information, call Elysia @ 434-1125 or email flamencoedmonton-at-telus-dot-net.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Ritmo - A Night of Flamenco Dance and Music

Saturday, March 21, 2009
Arrata Opera Centre
1315 – 7th Street SW, Calgary

Show Starts at 8:00 pm

Ritmo – the Spanish word for rhythm - is a thrilling night of the sights and sounds of Spain right here in Calgary. On March 21, the night begins with an optional preshow fiesta featuring a selection of flavours from throughout Spain. As the captivating tastes delight your palette, you are surrounded by the sounds of Spain played by classical guitarist Brett Roselle. Then onto the flare and drama of Flamenco dance.

Ritmo's Flamenco concert features local artists performing traditional and modern Flamenco forms. Dancers Tracy Cumberbatch, Maria Regnier and Jane Ogilvie are featured with the accompaniment of Flamenco guitarist David Matyas, violinist Jonathan Lewis, percussionist Pradeep Vyas and palmara Francesca Canalizo. Annette Morcos joins in with her skills in cante (song) and dance. These accomplished performers come together to share their talents and Gypsy spirit in this one unique night.

Tickets: $28 advance; $32 at the door (cash only)

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (403)263-0079 or at

Tickets will be on sale near the end of February. If you wish you may contact Tracy to reserve your tickets in advance.

Information contact:
(updated email address)