Flamenco returns to Red Light Café, bringing the electricity and excitement of dance, guitar, and singing, as they are celebrated on stages in Spain. London-born dancer Yinka Esi Graves will accompany singer Alfonso Cid and guitarist Juan Pedro Jiménez in a special performance that is part of a week-long series exploring African roots of the art form.
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
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Yinka Esi Graves is a London-born Flamenco dancer performing and teaching internationally, with a focus on exploring links between Flamenco and other forms of expression. Since 2011, Yinka has been seen on stages in Spain, such as Candela in Madrid and La Sala Zero in Seville. She has performed with Cristobal Reyes’ Flamenco Company and UK-based contemporary Flamenco dance company Dotdotdot. Exploring links between flamenco and other forms of expression, Yinka’s work has been presented at the Chale Wote Festival in Accra, Ghana, at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, at Châteauvallon in France, STUN in Manchester and at Amor de Dios in Madrid, and she has created work with former principal Alvin Ailey dancer – and Atlanta native – Asha Thomas. She resides in Seville and travels internationally to teach and give performances.
Guitarist Juan Pedro Jiménez has performed across southern Spain for years with some of the most popular singers and dancers in that region. Originally from the Spanish coastal city of Cádiz, he was raised performing with the Gypsy family Romeros de Vejer, and he has a degree in music education from the University of Cádiz. In addition, he studied guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Cádiz and took lessons from the well-known flamenco singer Calixto Sánchez.
Alfonso Cid is a native of Seville who enjoys a career as a flamenco singer in the United States of America. He recently toured Spain with his own creation, the New York Bojaira Jazz Flamenco Project. He performed in Israel with the Jerusalem Andalusian Orchestra, and he has worked around the world with bachata artist Romeo Santos. This multi-talented singer resides in New York, and is constantly on the road performing with some of the most important Flamenco companies in the U.S.A.