19. February 2017 - 19:00 till 21:00
San Francisco
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Bay Area Flamenco Festival: JOSE MAYA "Latente", San Francisco, Sunday, 19. February 2017

"Latente" takes the audience to the deepest realms of a flamenco dancer’s soul. Choreographed by José Maya, this program follows the dancer on a quest of self discovery while an ancestral spirit guides him in this search for freedom and understanding. He will be joined by special guest artist, the legendary Juana la del **** as well as by singers Enrique El Extremeño and Manuel Tañé and guitarist Pino Losada

JOSE MAYA was born in 1983 to a Gypsy family of intellectuals: artists, painters, actors and writers including dancer Fernanda Romero, painter Antonio Maya and the singer Gabriel Moreno. He began his dance career at the young age of 9, sharing the stage with top artists including Antonio Canales, Juan Ramírez, Joaquín Grilo and Enrique Morente. Over the years he has won many prestigious dance awards and has performed all over the world with many of Flamenco’s biggest stars including Farruquito, El Farru, Canales, Gerardo Núñez and Karime Amaya. Maya has also opened shows for international pop artists like Marc Anthony and has collaborated with Spanish artists such as El Güito, Ramón el Portugués, Javier Barón, La China, Estrella Morente and Ketama.

In 2011 José Maya was featured at the Bay Area Flamenco Festival and toured the U.S. with Festival Flamenco Gitano and he has performed twice at the Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque (2010, 2015).

JUANA LA DEL **** is a powerhouse Gypsy singer from Jerez de la Frontera. Juana has performed around the world and with her nephew Antonio El **** and she is featured on several cds, including Los Juncales de Jerez (1998) and Mujerez (2009).

ENRIQUE EL EXTREMEÑO is one of Flamenco's most iconic singers. He first came to the Bay Area in the 1980s with the legendary production, Flamenco Puro along with Farruco, Manuela Carrasco, La Fernanda, Chocolate and other luminaries. He is one of the most respected singers for dance, in demand by such greats as Mario Maya, El Griio, Cristina Hoyos, Antonio el ****,Eva la Yerbabuena and Manuela Carrasco. He has received many awards, including the Bienal de Sevilla's prestigious Giraldillo. He has issued seven CDs, the most recent being “Chorrito Bajo” (2015). He will be accompanied by guitarist Pino Losada.

MANUEL TAÑÉ was born in Jerez de la Frontera and studied singing under the great masters Luis Moneo, Luis Parillo and Enrique “El Extremeño”. He started performing at the age of 16, and has gained national and international acclaim from his performances in theaters worldwide

Guitarist PEPE DEL MORAO, also from Jerez, is from one of the most important flamenco guitar dynasties in history. He is the grandson of patriarch Manuel Morao, the nephew of Moraíto and is Diego del Morao’s cousin. Along with his collaborations with other young artists from his home town such as Rafael del Zambo and Manuel de la Nina, he works with many of the iconic artists of Jerez, including Antonio El ****, Luis el Zambo, Tomasa La Macanita, Jesus Méndez and Fernando de la Morena.

Guitarist PINO LOSADA comes from a family of Flamenco artists —mostly guitarists— with great international prestige. He began working at age 15 under the direction of his uncle Tito Losada and went on to share the stage with artists of the stature of “El Indio Gitano,” Joaquín Cortés and Sara Baras. He has recorded with singers such as Ramón "El Portugués" and "El Guadiana”.

Bay Area Flamenco Festival: JOSE MAYA "Latente"

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