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News from El Viento Flamenco

By Administrator

Dancers and singers Maral Perk and Megan Matheson of El Viento Flamenco have headed off to the cradle of flamenco, Seville, Spain, to study for one month with international flamenco stars, dancer Juana Anaya and singer Esperanza Fernandez. Their trip and study has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage.

In November, El Viento Flamenco will perform their symphonic show as guest artists for two performances with l'Orchestre symphonique de Québec, (http://www.osq.org) on their Week-ends Electrisants Hydro-Québec Series.

Envuélvelo Con La Luz from El Viento Flamenco's ECMA award-winning CD, El Viento Flamenco in Concert is featured this month in Global Rhythm's magazine. One of 10 tracks selected by the New York-based world music publication, EVF takes its place alongside artists from Turkey, the U.S., Ireland, and the Conga, and articles on Paco De Lucia, The Pogues, and reggae empress Marcia Griffiths. Haligonians can pick up a copy at Atlantic News (corner of Morris and Queen) and hear "world music legends and today's new stars." In describing the track, Global Rhythm says, "This, on the other hands, is a much more traditional flamenco piece, recorded live in concert in front of an audience held rapt by the passion and energy on display. The biggest surprise, though, is the players aren't from a traditional flamenco background - they're from Newfoundland."

In August the group makes a return visit to the Mahone Bay Concert Series, and heads back into the recording studio to begin work on their second CD, this time recorded by Halifax's Sonic Temple Studio.

Stay in touch with El Viento Flamenco at www.elvientoflamenco.com.

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