Flores an evening of Flamenco Friday Harbor
Diego Amador Jr., Flamenco signer, percussionist, was born in Seville into a family considered Flamenco royalty. His father is the celebrated Flamenco pianist Diego Amador and his uncles Rafael and Raimundo Amador, were the founders of popular Flamenco band Pata Negra.
From a very young age Diego Amador Jr. began performing and touring with some of Spains top Flamenco artists, including Remedios Amaya, La Susi, Lole Montoya, Farruquito and Joaquin Cortes.
Known in Flamenco circles as a percussionist, Diego Amador Jr. is also an accomplished Flamenco singer, guitarist and pianist as well. He has recently launched a solo project in New York City as a singer/songwriter with the track Y me siento tan bien, that features his sensual, powerful voice and guitar prowess.
Savannah Fuentes, Flamenco dancer and producer, 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 Jose Anilo, Saray Munoz, Jesus Montoya, and Juanarito.
Savannah Fuentes 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 artform.
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 often performing for communities that would otherwise be unable to enjoy this exciting artform in the intimate setting of live theater.
San Juan Island Grange (View)
152 1st St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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