Kesta Happening Magazine November 2014

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By: Juan Leon

By: Sarah Barrie

The festival will continue on November 13 at 8 pm with the U.S. premiere of Flamenco(s) de Plomo y Cobre, presented in collaboration with Casas Patas of Madrid; some of the best and most authentic flamenco talents in Spain. This explosive show performed by Spanish flamenco icons Mariana Collado and Carlos Chamorro, explores the power, intimacy, and immensity that is flamenco. The performances continue on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 at 8 pm, and Sunday, November 16 at 2 pm.

For a decade now, GALA’s annual flamenco festival has been showcasing some of the greatest and most unique talent on the flamenco scene. Presented in an intimate tablao setting the festival will feature three main events and will run from November 7 to November 16 at GALA Hispanic Theatre in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. Fuego Flamenco X will open with Aparicio’s Dazzling Decade, choreographed and directed by Edwin Aparicio, featuring a selection of his best choreographies performed by Aparicio himself, Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company, and special guest bailores. Originally from El Salvador, Edwin Aparicio is considered to be one of the most sought-after flamenco performers, teachers and choreographers in the United States. He has been described by critics as “the most amazing dancer seen in years,” “a technical powerhouse dancing with blistering conviction,” “having hellfire footwork,” and choreographies with “beautiful, evocative imagery”. He’s previously performed with The Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center in El Gato Montés and in Don Giovanni, under the direction of Plácido Domingo, and with the Washington Ballet in Hemmingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Aparicio has received numerous awards and recognitions including being named one of “25 Dancers to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2009, and received a 2012 Protagonista Award for his artistic achievements and contributions to the Latino Community. Performances for Aparicio’s Dazzling Decade are on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8 at 8 pm and Sunday, November 9 at 2 pm.

Fuego Flamenco X will close with Flamenco en Familia, which will include free family interactive demonstrations in flamenco zapateo, castanets, and fans, taking place on Saturday, November 15 in two sessions from 11 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 3 pm. The lecture demonstrations will be led by members of the Spanish Dance Society. Don’t miss your chance to experience Fuego Flamenco X for yourself. All festival events will be presented at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW, one block north of the Columbia Heights Metro station on the Green line. Parking is available at the Giant Food garage on Park Road, NW. Single tickets are $35; Senior Citizen Tickets are $26; and Student Tickets are $20. A Discount Festival Ticket is $60, which includes one ticket for a performance of each of the presentations. For more information or to purchase tickets, call GALA Hispanic Theatre at 202-234-7174 or visit www. █

The 15th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards are taking place on November 20th. As the following nominee list demonstrates, there is a refreshing range of artists — veteran and fresh-faced, commercial and underground — represented this year. Indie artists such as Siddhartha (a Guadalajara based band whose third album “El Vuelo del Pez” features the Grammy nominated song “El Aire”) and Caloncho (a Mexican singer-songwriter nominated as a “Best New Artist” whose album “Fruta” is also up for a Grammy) are examples of the diverse offerings featured in this year’s iteration of the Latin Grammys. Both of these Mexican artists are nominated for “Best Alternative Music Album.” Any way you slice it, there’s clearly quality music just waiting to be discovered in the treasure trove of nominated artists. Check out a selected list of nominees below:

•Dónde Está El Amor- Pablo Alborán Featuring Jesse & Joy

•Cambio De Piel- Marc Anthony •Respira El Momento- Calle 13 •Decidiste Dejarme- Camila •Universos Paralelos- Jorge Drexler Feat. Ana Tijoux

•Llegaste Tú- Luis Fonsi Feat Juan Luis Guerra

•Bailando- Enrique Iglesias Feat. Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona

•Darte Un Beso- Prince Royce •Cuando Nos Volvamos A EncontrarCarlos Vives Featuring Marc Anthony •El Mar De Sus Ojos- Carlos Vives Featuring ChocQuibTown

•3.0- Marc Anthony •Tangos- Rubén Blades •MultiViral- Calle 13 •Elypse- Camila •Canción Andaluza- Paco de Lucía •Raíz- Lila Downs, Niña Pastori y

Bueno & Gente De Zona) •Cambio De Piel- Yoel Henríquez & Julio Reyes Copello, songwriters (Marc Anthony) •Corazones Invencibles- Manu Moreno & Aleks Syntek, songwriters (Aleks Syntek)

•Cuando Nos Volvamos A EncontrarAndrés Castro & Carlos Vives, songwriters (Carlos Vives Feat. Marc Anthony) •Darte Un Beso- Andrés Castro, Guianko Gómez, Juan Riveros & Prince Royce, songwriters (Prince Royce) •Decidiste Dejarme- Mario Domm, Lauren Evans & Mónica Vélez, songwriters (Camila) •Mi Tesoro- Jesse & Joy, songwriters ( Jesse & Joy) •Ojos Color Sol- Calle 13 & Silvio Rodríguez, songwriters (Calle 13 Featuring Silvio Rodríguez) •Universos Paralelos- Jorge Drexler & Ana Tijoux, songwriters ( Jorge Drexler Featuring Ana Tijoux)


•Bailar En La Cueva- Jorge Drexler •Fonseca Sinfónico- Fonseca •Somos- Jarabe De Palo •Más+Corazón Profundo- Carlos Vives

•A Bossa Nova É Foda- Caetano Veloso, songwriter (Caetano Veloso) •Bailando- Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona & Enrique Iglesias, songwriters (Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer

•Aneeka •Linda Briceño •Caloncho •Julio César •Pablo López •Miranda •Periko & Jessi León •Daniela Spalla •Juan Pablo Vega •Mariana Vega █