Hola!!
I am extremely excited to be bringing you a whole weekend of Bulerias de Utrera on 14th and 15th September 2019!!
The wonderful Natalia Garcia-Huidobro is bringing Pablo Dominguez and Jesule de Utrera for an absolutely unforgettable weekend of AUTHENTIC flamenco celebrating Bulerias de Utrera.
There are opportunities for everyone to be involved, either by attending the concert and being amazed by a wonderful performance, or our incredible workshops. For any novices or performers alike, Natalia will be leading a pre-concert workshop at Seven Arts at 6:30pm. These workshops have been extremely popular and really help you find your duende before the magic happens!
Tickets for the concert and pre-concert workshop are via Seven Arts and can be purchased here:
For those of you wanting to get more involved and really learn from these incredible performers we have some wonderful workshops for you. Dancers and guitarists are encouraged to look at the packages offered to include Cante as it will really deepen your understanding of the roots of this traditional palos.
CANTE/SINGING
Oh my goodness I have been so excited about this!!!!

JESÚS ÁLVAREZ LINARES , flamenco singer, best known in the history of flamenco with the artistic name of JESULE DE UTRERA, for being born in that beautiful flamenco town of Andalusia, Utrera (Seville) in 1974. He began his career in his homeland with Gaspar de Utrera, Fernanda and Bernanda, Pepa de Utrera and Bambino. It is part of numerous companies and flamenco groups such as Calle Nueva, Tres al Compás, Puro Flamenco, Cía. Antonio el Pipa, among others.
He worked with artists such as Ángela Españadero, Miguel Iglesias, Pedro Córdoba, Juan Ogalla, Pilar Távora, Fuensanta La Moneta, Carmen la Talegona, La Truco, among others. He also shows his show “Con Aires de Utrera”, and takes his most flamenco singing on stages around the world. From an early age he began his artistic career singing for the dance with the company Angela Españadero “El Flamenco” Toki in 2000.

Jesule is one of the greatest exponents of flamenco, a traditional rhythm of the golden Spanish lands of olive and orange groves. Utrera is, precisely, one of its favorite venues, belonging to the community of Seville, one of the Spanish provinces most crossed by rich cultural currents.
Jesule knows that he has the background of centuries of good flamenco. That’s why he travels the world as a cantaor. He was a beloved disciple of Enrique el Extremadura, teacher of teachers, who taught him the secret of the spell and the salt shaker.
Jesule will be teaching Cante workshops at Dance Studio Leeds in Bulerias de Utrera.

Saturday 14th September – 11am – 1pm – £20
Sunday 15th September – 2pm- 3pm – £10

Email flamencody@gmail.com to book a space. DO NOT MISS THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!!!

DANCE
 
Natalia has been supporting Flamenco de Leeds since 2012 when she was introduced by Ruth Tejado.
Since then, she has been bringing unbelievable choreographies, awe inspiring performances and the creme de la creme of supporting artists!
This visit sees Natalia bring the ridiculously talented Pablo Dominguez on guitar and Jesule de Utrera, a singer so unique and authentic we have based the weekend workshops around Bulerias de Utrera!!!
Bulerias is wonderful, Bulerias de Jerez is fun, quirky and fabulous but Bulerias de Utrera is AUTHENTIC, just look at the legacy of Bernada y Fernanda de Utrera and see that this event is not to be missed!!!!
To get the most out of this workshop I fully recommend doing the Cante workshop with Jesule de Utrera to completely understand the difference and unique approach of Bulerias de Utrera.

CANTE
Saturday 14th September 11am – 1pm – £20
Sunday 15th September 2pm – 3pm – £10

DANCE
Saturday 14th September – pm – 4pm – £40
Sunday 15th September – 11am – 2pm – £40

EARLYBIRD OFFER
Book the full weekend by 18th August for £95

GUITAR
Guitarists!!!

This opportunity to work with Pablo learning Bulerias de Utrera is a unique opportunity in Leeds!
One of the most acclaimed spanish musicians in London. He delved into the world of Flamenco, Latin and Jazz from a very young age.
Born in Cadiz in a musical family, he delved into the word Flamenco and Jazz from a very young age. His father, Chano Dominguez, immersed him into a wealth of musical talent with names such as Tomatito, Luis de la Pica, Antonio Serrano, Piraña and Blas Cordoba.
Following this legacy, Pablo started training as a percussionist to then change path, choosing the guitar as instrument of predilection. After years of being self-taught, Pablo moved to Barcelona before crossing borders to London by the age of 21.
After graduating as a music technology specialist, he became more and more involved in London’s growing Flamenco scene and established himself as a resident guitarist at the iconic venue of Ronnie Scott’s. Also, seeking to develop his skills as a music technician he worked closely with his father on his latest CD and on a production for the Spanish TV channel Antena 3.
From one encounter to another, Pablo explore London’s buzzing music scene to its fullest, by joining different bands such as The Turbans (Percussion), Trovador (guitar) and Maria camahort quintet (percussion). Broadening his horizons, Pablo also strums his guitar for Turkish band Djanan Turan and edges towards more classical music playing percussions for Maria Camahort Quintet.
On the side, Pablo also takes part in various initiatives such as Live Music Now and Breathe, Art Health Research; using his talent to strengthen his community engagements, offering live performances to those who would generally be excluded from this experience.
Currently Pablo continues exploring new genres and creative trends, while at the same time sticking to his musical roots of Flamenco and Latin Jazz.

In order to really immerse yourself in the palos I fully recommend attending the Cante workshops with Jesule de Utrera. A truly authentic Flamenco singer who will astound you!!

CANTE
Saturday 14th September – 11am – 1pm – £20
Sunday 15th September – 2pm – 3pm – £!0

GUITAR
Saturday 14th September – 1pm – 4pm – £35
Sunday 15th September – 11am – 2pm – £35

EARLYBIRD OFFER
Book the full weekend by 18th August for £85

Looking forward to seeing you there, this will be a weekend full of amazing flamenco, don’t miss out!!
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chloegrayson.com_0141I have been so very excited about this event, I am a bit giddy!
As you probably already know, the LEGEND that is the wonderful Juan Martin is playing at the City Varieties on 30th October 2019 as a trio.
As he is incredibly generous with his time and knowledge he has offered to come and teach some workshops looking at accompanying singers and dancers.
There will also be a dance workshop along with guitar workshops and is fully participatory unless you would prefer to observe.
Juan’s workshops are generally more lessons so this is an amazing opportunity to learn directly from the master!
If you have been attending the accompanying sessions with Tom and Allie this is ideal to see if from the perspective of an internationally acclaimed legend!!
An incredible opportunity to learn how to accompany as guitarists, singers or dancers with LEGENDS Juan Martin, Luisa Chicano and Amparo Heredia ‘La Repompilla’ either as a full participant or observer.
Friday 1st November – 7:30pm to 9:00pm – £25
Lecture/lesson with Juan about how he approaches accompanying cante and baile. Guitarists are encouraged to bring guitars and EVERYONE encouraged to bring pen and paper!
Open to EVERYONE

Saturday 2nd November – 12:30 – 2:30pm – £35
12:30 – 1:00pm – Juan will give an overview of the lesson and explain the palos for the session.
1:00 – 2:00pm – Luisa teaches a dance class (Intermediate/Advanced)
Juan teaches a guitar class
(Open level)
2:00 – 2:30pm – Everyone rejoins for an overview.
Enthusiasts and Observers welcome.

Full 2 days is £60 – EARLYBIRD OFFER…….book by 10th September 2019 for £55.

To book email flamenco de Leeds – flamencody@gmail.com

Send payment to
Flamenco de Leeds
Sort code: 30-96-26
Account number: 45097160

I hope to see you there!
Vanessa Matthews

A NEW BONUS WORKSHOP IN AUGUST!

Poster (Bonus Workshop) Due to the success of the first five events in the ‘Masters of the Flamenco Guitar Workshop Series’ Samuel has been invited to run an additional bonus workshop on the 24th of August 2019. During this workshop participants will explore with Samuel the unique musical language of: Ramón Montoya (1880 – 1949), Niño Ricardo (1904 – 1972), Diego del Gastor (1908 – 1973), Sabicas (1912 – 1990), and Paco de Lucía (1947 – 2014) in the context of the palo bulerías.

By attending this event participants will not only gain new ideas to help them bring the bulerías to life, but will also gain a much deeper understanding of how bulerías musical language has evolved from the 1920s to the modern day. Don’t miss out, book your ticket today!

Samuel Moore has transcribed all the material covered in this bonus workshop to a high professional standard directly from original recordings of the maestros. Much of this material is not currently available though printed publications on the commercial market and as such, this event is a unique learning opportunity for intermediate to advanced flamenco guitar students.

Additional Information

Those attending the ‘Masters of the Flamenco Guitar Bonus Workshop’ will leave it with a complimentary booklet for their own private study.

Workshop Prices

Active Participant Tickets: £55.

Observer Tickets: £35.

Workshop Locations & Times

11:00am – 3:30pm

Yorkshire College of Music & Drama

(1 St Mark’s Avenue, Leeds, LS2 9BN)

How to Book Tickets

You can book your tickets by contacting Flamenco de Leeds directly via email: flamencody@gmail.com