Few forms of music and dance embody raw emotion as exquisitely as flamenco. This formidable and quintessentially Spanish art form fuses elements from Jewish, Arab, and Roma cultures and distills the essence of grief, tragedy, fear, and joy into every note, gesture, and stomp. Hosted principally by the Instituto Cervantes, the first half of the […]
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Pianist and singer Diego Amador kicks off the Chicago Flamenco Festival 2012 on Thursday night
Great Spanish pianist Chano Dominguez plays tonight at Instituto Cervantes as part of Flamenco Festival 2011.
Flamenco fashion week in Seville shows that the dance is alive and well.
Remarkable Spanish vocalist Buika makes her Chicago debut at Symphony Center on Friday night, paying tribute to Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas.
Instituto Cervantes hosts a free open house.
The singer Buika forges a fusion of flamenco, jazz, and Cuban son.
Old-school flamenco guitarist Pedro Soler makes his Chicago debut.