Noches de Invierno Arcata
An evening of Spanish flamenco featuring special guest artist singer Jose Anillo, Jose will be joined by dancer Savannah Fuentes and guitarist Bobby de Sofia.
Seattle native and the Northwest's most prominent Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes presents her latest show, Noches de Invierno (winter nights), an homage to the Flamenco arts and a celebration of La Noche Vieja (The final days of 2014). Savannah will be joined by internationally recognized cantaor (flamenco singer) Jose Anillo. Jose Anillo is one of Spain's finest singers who, since the age of sixteen, has toured internationally with a myriad of Spain's most esteemed contemporary Flamenco artists. An experienced recording artist as well, he is currently recording a new album, Voz de Viento, Voz de Agua with his equally talented sister, Encarna Anillo, due for release in February 2015. Savannah and Jose will be joined by Bulgarian guitarist guitarist Bobby de Sofia.
Noches de Invierno, Gira Flamenca is a sixteen date tour that will kick off at The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven in Portland and finish on the winter solstice at Blackbird Dance in Los Angeles.
About special guest artist Jose Anillo
José Anillo (Cádiz, 1978). Cantaor
Cádiz-born cantaor José Anillo took his first steps as an artist singing in the groups of several baile academies in Cádiz, San Fernando, Chiclana... He began his professional career as a member of the Manuela Carrasco Company, making his début at Madrid's Teatro de la Villa and Cádiz's Gran Teatro Falla.
Starting at the age of 18, he continued his career in various companies such as those of Cristina Hoyos, Belén Maya, Joaquín Grilo, Israel Galván, Javier Latorre and Rafael Campallo, among others. He was chosen for the lineup of 'Los 12 nombres para empezar el siglo XXI' ('12 Names to Begin the 21st Century') at the Granada Music and Dance Festival. In August 2003, he won the National Cantes por Alegrías Prize of Cádiz in the edition dedicated to Manolo Vargas. His cante has traveled to many countries all over America, to Asian countries like Japan and the Philippines, throughout Europe and to many cities in Spain.
Singing for numerous tocaores and bailaores, he has appeared in nearly forty installments of Canal Sur TV's flamenco program 'Una llama viva'. He has also carried out record collaborations with artists such as Paco de Lucía, Capullo de Jerez and Fernando de la Morena, as well as on the collective album 'Flamenco por Andalucía, España y la Humanidad' together with cantaoras Encarna Anillo and La Tana.
In 2005 and 2006 he joins the company of the Farruco family in shows like 'Los Farruco'. And in 2007, he collaborates as a vocalist in the documentary 'The Last Conquistador' by director John Valadez, with music by composer Richard Martínez. That same year, he tackles his first experience as musical producer of the album 'Barcas de plata' by his sister, cantaora Encarna Anillo.
Born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry, Savannah commenced her flamenco studies with dancer Ana Montes at the Belltown Ballet and Conditioning Studio at the age of seventeen. Making trips to Spain, she continued to develop her technique and her understanding of the complex art form known as Flamenco. She has studied with many of today's most distinguished dancers such Joaquin Grilo, Belen Maya, and Isabel Bayon, but the majority of her formation as an artist took place in Seattle with Maestra Sara de Luis. Savannah credits master dancer Sara de Luis as her greatest influence and mentor.
An avid proponent of El Cante Flamenco (Flamenco singing), Savannah's first priority is presenting legitimate Flamenco singing to every audience. She has toured and studied with internationally recognized Flamenco singers such as Saray Munoz Barrull, Jesus Montoya, and Jose Anillo. Savannah continues to study and grow as an artist touring the Western United States, she has independently produced over 200 presentations and workshops in the past 4 years.
Guitarist Bobby de Sofia
Bobby de Sofia was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. He discovered Flamenco in his 20's and moved to Seville to study with guitarists such as Pedro Viscomi, Bobby is now a part of the vibrant Los Angeles Flamenco scene and performs regularly at tablaos ( Flamenco clubs) such as El Cid and Cafe Sevilla. This will be his fourth tour with Savannah Fuentes.
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