Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Flamenco Producer/Co-Producer Sought - Edmonton, Fall '09

I am hoping, if feasible, to bring artists from Seville, Spain in the Fall of 2009 around November to Calgary and I am looking for someone who would be interested in producing or co-producing the show in Edmonton. If you are interested please email Annette at

- Annette Morcos

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Canal Flamenco TV - Flamenco TV Channel

Canal Flamenco TV is a new Internet Flamenco TV channel from Onda Jerez. At the time of posting, broadcasting was still in testing mode. However, the site's "Videoteca" is available, featuring videos of Flamenco musicians and dancers.

Article in Spanish from the Jerez Press Association on the inauguration of the website.

Guia del Flamenco Telematica - Telematic Flamenco Guide

The Telematic Flamenco Guide has reappeared after a period of absence and is worth a re-post. The Guide, produced by Tourismo Andaluz in collaboration with the Biennial Flamenco Exhibition, is a good starting point for information about Flamenco history and forms (palos). The site also includes audio samples by geographic region.

Note: the site's feature to use the alphabetical list by clicking on the first letter of the song form (at the top of the page) often doesn't work properly. E.g. if there are no results for forms that start with "T" (there should be listings for Tangos, Taranta, Tientos, etc.), go back to the beginning of the list and use the forward arrows (">>") to scroll through the pages.

*Note (Aug 30 '09): the site has now changed significantly in layout and appears to be under development. The note above does not currently apply. Some features from the old site may or may not be available on the new site.*

Friday, 10 July 2009

Registration reminder

Just a reminder that in order to secure your spot at Ramon Martinez's workshops that you need to send in your registration forms by the end of this weekend. If you intend to do so but haven't yet, please email Late registrations may not be guaranteed availability. Thanks!

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Flamenco for Life! - July 25-26, '09

Ramón Martínez, world-renowned dancer and soloist for the Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company will be in Edmonton on July 25th for a one-night only fundraiser performance. Flamenco for Life: a fundraiser in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

The event is hosted by acclaimed local author Thomas Trofimuk and features special guests, The People’s Poets. A selection of tapas will be available for purchase and En Sante Winery will have an on site bar featuring Alberta’s only organic wines!

Tickets are now on sale at Tix on the Square, visit or call 780-420-1757 1-877-8881757 (toll-free) to order. We cannot guarantee tickets available at the door, so call now and don’t miss out on this great evening!

Ramón will also be hosting a special public “Flamenco 101 workshop” for the charity to take place on July 26th. Entry for this one-of-a-kind workshop is just $20, with 100% of proceeds going directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Anyone and everyone with an interest in learning about the world of flamenco is encouraged to come! For more information call 780-270-1211 or visit for more details.