Escuela de Ritmo Flamenco Presents: Con La Fuerza de Mi Madre
Con La Fuerza de Mi Madre is an original Flamenco Theatre production created by world renown Flamenco percussionist and song writer, Luis de La Tota. Using the fierce beauty of Flamenco rhythms song and dance Luis weaves an autobiographical tale of the inseparable strength of a mother's love for her child. He presents a cast of Portland's finest Flamenco artists as well as it's talented up and coming dancers. This show was inspired by Luis' mother, 'La Gitana Blanca' and is dedicated to all mothers.
More on Luis de La Tota:
Luis is a beloved teacher known for his
ability to share the secrets of flamenco
compás with endless energy, humor and
grace. Born in one of the oldest Gypsy
neighborhoods of Jerez de La Frontera, El
Barrio de Santiago, Luis de la Tota began
his career as a percussionist at the age of
8. He takes his artistic name from his
grandmother 'La Tota', who has been an
inspiration to him since his infancy. As a
percussionist and palmero, Luis tours with
flamenco's top artists such as Jerez' most known respected dancers Maria del Mar Moreno and Antonio Del Pipa, Fernando de La
Morena, El Capullo, Moraito, Diego Carrasco and Angelita
Vargas and has toured the United States several times with dancer
Maria "Chacha"Bermudez. As a Flamenco lyricist, his verses
(letras) have been recorded widely and his work as a
percussionist can be heard on many CDs. Finally, it may
surprise you to know that for their love of Heavy Metal bands
such as Iron Maiden, Luis along with his twin brother Ali (who is
also a palmero) consider themselves to be 'Flamenco Heavies.'
Escuela De Ritmo: A Flamenco School dedicated to teaching the Art of Flamenco Rhythms and sharing traditional Flamenco dance inspired by the methods of Luis de La Tota.
NW Flamenco Collective:
a non-profit organizations dedicated to keeping Flamenco Music/Culture
alive by sharing Andalusian history, culture, collections of Flamenco video and music with Flamenco enthusiasts of the NW. Our mission is to unite the NW Flamencos and increase education by participating and funding community projects presented by the Artists of Spain and the US.
1001 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97212
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|