Savannah Fuentes & Diego Amador Jr. - Rayn, Flamenco for a New World
Wed Nov 23 2022 at 08:00 pm
1984 Bonita Avenue,Berkeley,94704,US | Berkeley, CA
AdvertisementFlamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show to Berkeley. She will be joined by Diego Amador Jr., direct from Spain.
Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes returns to Berkeley with her latest show, Rayn, Flamenco for a New World. Rayn symbolizes a new day dawning, a living seed, and a clean slate. Savannah has toured the West Coast extensively for the past 10 years, presenting Flamenco in its raw form: voice, dance, and guitar.
In fall 2019, she brought Diego Amador Jr. from Sevilla on tour and they opted to become a duo once the pandemic hit. Diego comes from flamenco royalty, the legendary Amador family. His uncles, Raimundo and Rafael, formed the revered flamenco rock band, Pata Negra, and his father, Diego Amador, is considered one of the few Flamenco masters on the piano.
Savannah Fuentes is one of the only touring artists in the Pacific Northwest region with deep connections to Flamenco culture, presenting “…real Flamenco, straight and stunning,” (Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer). She has independently produced and danced in over 300 performances and workshops featuring internationally recognized Spanish Flamenco artists, including Carlos de Jacoba, Saray Munoz, and Jesus Montoya.
She was born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry. Her fascination with Flamenco dance (baile) and singing (cante) came to her in early childhood, fueled by watching a Flamenco performance on television “…and, although I was just a child, I felt an immediate connection to the art form.”
Ms. Fuentes considers Flamenco a lifelong study, an artistic journey she began in her late teens that continues to this day. She has studied with many notable Flamenco artists including Guadiana, Joaquin Grilo, Eva Yerbabuena, El Farru, and Isabel Bayon. Ms. Fuentes attributes her formation as an artist to her most significant mentor, Maestra Sara de Luis.
Accompanied by her notable guest artists, Savannah Fuentes tours the West annually, bringing delighted audiences authentic, passionate Flamenco performance art. She regularly tours throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona, performing for communities that would otherwise be unable to enjoy this unique art form.
From a very young age, Diego Amador Jr. began performing and touring with some of Spain’s top Flamenco artists, including Remedios Amaya, La Susi, Lole Montoya, Farruquito, and Joaquin Cortes. Diego Amador Jr. is also an accomplished Flamenco percussionist and pianist as well. He released his first album as a singer/songwriter, Presente en el tiempo, this past summer.
Tickets are $30 general admission. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show.
Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash or Venmo only at the door.
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own food and adult beverages with no additional corkage fee. The venue is ADA accessible. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-381-1997.
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A Message About Our Indoor Shows:
Our indoor shows require that you wear a mask except when eating or drinking. The performers will be mask-less and same-day tested.
Where is it happening?1984 Bonita Avenue,Berkeley,94704,US, United States
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