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TMY AFTER HOURS PRESENTS: TABLAO FLAMENCO @EXO

Exo Bar, 403 N 6th Ave, Tucson

Join us for this special edition of Tablao Flamenco presented by Tucson Meet Yourself!

RESERVATION PAGE GOES LIVE SEPT 20th at 9:00 am (link coming soon!)

Limited General Seating - Make your suggested $10/ticket cash donation at the door OR make your donation online by becoming a SFA Member! Visit https://www.southwestfolklife.org/membership/

PLEASE SELECT JUST ONE SHOW for your RESERVATIONS!

SHOW #1 - Doors open - 5:30 pm for Performance - 6:00 - 7:00 pm

SHOW #2 - Doors open - 7:30 pm for Performance - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring Special Guests Nevarez Encinias and Eloy Gonzales

with Misael Barraza, Olivia Rojas, Mele and Jason Martinez

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations will only be held until showtime, then released to waiting list audience.

Tablao Flamenco is graciously hosted by EXO BAR. Be sure to check out their amazing mezcal and coffee drinks! Learn more about this VENUE: EXO Bar https://exocoffee.com/

Learn more about the PRESENTING FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL of Tucson, now in its 40th year: https://www.tucsonmeetyourself.org/

Want to learn more about Tucson Flamenco classes and performances? Subscribe to our mailing list!

Tablao Flamenco is an intimate and traditional setting for presenting the interaction of cante (song), baile (dance), and toque (guitar). Performing on a percussive wood platform called a tablao (tablado), artists often improvise music and movement to establish new styles and expressions. Tablao is one of the most important forms of flamenco presentation in Spain and beyond, a place to celebrate both experimentation and cultural heritage. Flamenco Tucsonense cultivates the art form here in Tucson to share a unique voice in the flamenco world.

About the ARTISTS:

Nevarez Encinias (dancer) has trained in flamenco since his early childhood. He began studying pre-professionally at the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico, under the guidance of his grandmother Eva, father Joaquín, and aunt Marisol Encinias. Nevarez became an apprentice dancer in Yjastros: the American Flamenco Repertory Company in 2006. He was promoted to Corps dancer in 2014 and to Soloist dancer in 2017. In 2014, Nevarez received his BA in History of Art from Yale University, and in 2018, he received a Master of Fine Arts in Dance degree from the University of New Mexico. He has studied with a wide range of internationally-acclaimed Spanish dance artists, including Antonio Canales, Olga Pericet, Jesús Carmona, Gala Vivancos, Daniel Doña, Mercedes Ruiz, Pedro Córdoba, and Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños. Nevarez’s MFA thesis concert, Sensaciones y emociones, was presented at the University of New Mexico in September 2017. He currently teaches both flamenco and Modern Dance in the University of New Mexico's Dance Program, as well as at the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts.

Eloy Gonzales (guitarra) began his study of Flamenco atTierra Adentro de Nuevo México charter school in 2010 and was introduced to flamenco by American Flamenco Repertory Co. dancers Alisa Alba and Elena Osuna and company guitarist Mario Febres. Receiving a scholarship to the National Institute of Flamenco’s Conservatory of Flamenco Arts, he studied dance under Joaquin and Marisol Encinias and guitar under Ricardo Anglada. Eloy has since dedicated himself to the study of Flamenco guitar while also studying music at the University of New Mexico. He has performed nationally in theaters and festivals such as Carnegie Hall in New York and the Music in the Park festival in Atlanta, Georgia. Eloy continues his musical study with Calvin Hazen and Mario Febres.

Misael Barraza (guitarra) - Winner of numerous international guitar competitions, Misael is from Sonora, Mexico and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Arizona.

Olivia Rojas (cante) - From El Paso, Olivia is the Co-Director of Flamenco Por La Vida; she has studied music for over 15 years and is Arizona's premiere flamenco singer.

Jason Martinez (cajon/baile) - From Albuquerque, New Mexico, an American hub of flamenco art, Jason has studied percussion and dance for more than 20 years. He was an original member of Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, and teaches flamenco in Tucson, AZ.

Melani "Mele" Martinez (baile) - With more than 35 years of dance training, Mele is a Tucson native and nationally recognized flamenco artist. She was an original member of Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company and teaches flamenco in Tucson, AZ.

Tablao Flamenco

Exo, 403 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ

TICKETS: $5-10 sliding scale at the door

Tablao Flamenco is an intimate and traditional setting for presenting the interaction of cante (song), baile (dance), and toque (guitar). Performing on a percussive wood platform called a tablao (tablado), artists often improvise music and movement to establish new styles and expressions. Tablao is one of the most important forms of flamenco presentation in Spain and beyond, a place to celebrate both experimentation and cultural heritage. Flamenco Tucsonense cultivates the art form here in Tucson to share a unique voice in the flamenco world.

Tablao Flamenco

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Exo, 403 N 6th Ave, Tucson

TICKETS: $5-10 sliding scale at the door

Tablao Flamenco is an intimate and traditional setting for presenting the interaction of cante (song), baile (dance), and toque (guitar). Performing on a percussive wood platform called a tablao (tablado), artists often improvise music and movement to establish new styles and expressions. Tablao is one of the most important forms of flamenco presentation in Spain and beyond, a place to celebrate both experimentation and cultural heritage. Flamenco Tucsonense cultivates the art form here in Tucson to share a unique voice in the flamenco world.

Kore Press is 25: In the Night Garden

Franklin House, 402 N Main Ave, Tucson

Koré's 25th Anniversary Party In the Night Garden Benefit Dinner, Drinks, Auction & Performance Celebration

Come share the love and shout it from the tops of the oleanders of the Franklin House lawns in Tucson! In the Night Garden will include dinner and drinks, art, auction, and performances in support of Koré's continuing legacy of keeping the margins in the center!

You bet we are ready to celebrate 25 years of standing by women's words & intersectional literary activism!

PERFORMANCES BY Tracie Morris Ofelia Zepeda Mele Martinez Logan Phillips Sahar Mitchell Mariachi Especial Samantha Bounkeua

Single tickets, tables & sponsorship available: korepress.org

TMY AFTER HOURS: TACONAZO

Exo, 403 N 6th Ave, Tucson

Live performances of traditional Flamenco and Son Jarocho, traditions reflecting the rhythmic and vibrant art of zapateado—the tapping of tacones, heels. Featuring: Son Jarocho Collective with special guests Hector Vega (Hermosillo),

Flamenco featuring Misael Barraza (Hermosillo), Olivia Rojas (El Paso), and Fabian & Katrina Sisneros (Albuquerque) Presented by Tucson Meet Yourself and EXO-Bar

Flamenco Aquí

Exo, 403 N 6th Ave, Tucson

TWO EVENING PERFORMANCES! 6:00 and 8:00 PM

Tickets $15 dollars and can be found in the ticket link below!

Flamenco is not synonymous with Tucson for most people, but there are those who cannot imagine it apart from this city and culture. For them, flamenco is informed by a desert heritage, the very soil upon which they play, dance, and sing. Flamenco Aquí will feature local and regional flamenco artists, inviting Tucson to deepen its roots in this Spanish Gypsy art form, and to live the power of flamenco here in the Old Pueblo.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to see this incredible show! This is a family friendly event so bring the WHOLE family!

Flamenco Aquí

Exo, 403 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ

TWO EVENING PERFORMANCES! 6:00 and 8:00 PM

Tickets $15 dollars and can be found in the ticket link below!

Flamenco is not synonymous with Tucson for most people, but there are those who cannot imagine it apart from this city and culture. For them, flamenco is informed by a desert heritage, the very soil upon which they play, dance, and sing. Flamenco Aquí will feature local and regional flamenco artists, inviting Tucson to deepen its roots in this Spanish Gypsy art form, and to live the power of flamenco here in the Old Pueblo.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to see this incredible show! This is a family friendly event so bring the WHOLE family!

Entre Nosotros

Victoria Theater, 296116th Street, San Francisco

Tribute to Friendship.Tribute to Flamenco. A powerful performance where Fanny Ara puts together incredible artists with whom she has been working for almost 15 years. With guest artist and long time friend Mele Martinez, this reunion will take a look back at the growth each artist has made through their career in this art form.

Fanny Ara: Artistic Director/ Dancer Mele Martinez: Guest Dancer Jason Mcguire: Guitar Felix De Lola: Singer Yaelisa: Singer Clare Rodriguez: Dancer/Singer Melissa cruz: Dancer

November 17th, 8pm Victoria Theater 2961 16th Street 16th and Mission Bart Station $35 INFO TO PURCHASE TICKETS COMING SOON!

Tucson Makers Creating Change

Boderlands Brewing Company, 119 E Toole, Tucson

Tucson Makers, presented by AIGA Arizona, is an annual fundraiser during Phoenix Design Week featuring fast-paced visual presentations by Tucson creatives. This year’s theme is Creating Change. From protest songs to editorial cartoons to political theater, art has long been a powerful tool to express dissent, influence policy, and inspire social action. Tucson is home to numerous artists and creatives whose work is motivated and inspired by local, national, and global issues. This year’s event is inspired by these courageous individuals, the political climate, and AIGA’s own Design for Good initiative.

Presenters:

Jade Beall Photographer

Liane Hernandez Community Life Director, YWCA Southern Arizona

Debi Chess Mabie Executive Director, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona

Melani "Mele" Martinez Lecturer UA Writing Program / Director, Tucson Flamenco Studio

Lisa M. O'Neill Writer | Editor | Educator | Creativity Usher

Soleste Lupu and Joey Rodgers Co Artistic Directors of Dancing in the Streets AZ

MC: Cathy Rivers Executive Director, KXCI Community Radio

Ticket Prices:

$10 Members/affiliates $15 Non-members

To learn about sponsorship opportunities for this event please contact Julie Ray at 520.329.7175 or by email at juliegraphics@gmail.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA Arizona, and places you on the master mailing list.

AIGA Arizona has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to its activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance for violations of this Code, or other unlawful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the AIGA Arizona president.

Speakers' presentations and viewpoints are their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of AIGA Arizona. We are not responsible for the content of every presentation; please be aware that adult language, visuals or topics may sometimes be included.

TMY AFTER HOURS PRESENTS: Fiesta Flamenca!

Exo, 403 N 6th Ave, Tucson

TMY After Hours presents “Fiesta Flamenca,” an evening of song and dance featuring Arizona’s top flamenco artists and friends. Enjoy tapas, cocktails, and soulful flamenco performances honoring the traditions of Spain, Mexico, and Southern Arizona all in Exo’s intimate bar and event space.

LIMITED SEATING! Reserve a ticket to guarantee admission (suggested donation $5-$10/ticket).

Seating is general admission, doors open at 6:30 pm!

Featuring...

Jácome Flamenco presents ¡FlaMÉXico! weaving the artistry of Spain’s Flamenco and Mexico’s Mariachi into a brilliant tapestry of fiery footwork, strumming guitars and beautiful song.

Flamenco Tucsonense: Cancíones de Luisa - Featuring a cast of Sonoran musicians and dancers, Mele Martinez’s latest flamenco project relives the Spanish folksongs of early Tucson’s international music legend, Luisa Espinel Ronstadt.

Luz at LLUVIA FLAMENCA!!!

Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, Tucson, AZ

SATURDAY, DEC 3: TUCSON - Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, 330 EAST 7TH ST. TUCSON, AZ 8:00 - 10:00 pm You are invited to Arizona’s 4th season of LLUVIA FLAMENCA!!! This year’s edition features more than 15 local and visiting artists from around the globe and presents the AZ premiere of LUZ: a flamenco project honoring mothers who live and work as artists.

Luz features American flamenco dancer, Mele Martinez (Tucson), choreography by awarding-winning artist, Fanny Ara (St. Jean de Luz), and features the talents of flamenco musicians: singer Jose Cortes (Marseille, France), guitarist Andres Vadin (Havana, Cuba), percussionist Diego “El Negro” Alvarez (Caracas, Venezuela), and pianist Gonzalo Grau (Caracas, Venezuela).