AR Flamenco Presents: “La Penúltima” Tablao Flamenco with special guests Rosetta Verde

AR Flamenco Presents: “La Penúltima” Tablao Flamenco with special guests Rosetta Verde

(SOLD OUT | 7pm show) In one of Tucson’s most intimate venues, experience the rawness and authenticity flamenco has to offer. This month features very special guests Rosetta Verde as they close out the year with flamenco dancer Angelina Ramirez!

**Rosetta Verde**

Rosetta Verde met years ago in Jazz ensemble at ASU. They formed a funk/fusion band that they dubbed Green Rosetta. Later, members Kris Hill(guitar), Adrian Goldenthal(bass) and Emerson Laffey(percussion) each took his own path to finding flamenco. Notably, Kris Hill moved to Spain for several years to study flamenco guitar. Since then, the members of Rosetta Verde have all worked with many fantastic flamenco groups over the years. It was only natural that they reunite to put their own stamp on flamenco, reconstituting the band with its Spanish translation: ‘Rosetta Verde’. This new incarnation blends their varied musical experiences to create a modern flamenco sound.

**Angelina Ramirez**

Angelina Ramirez is a flamenco movement artist and teaching artist living in Tucson, Arizona. Ramirez’s artistic work explores what it means to be a queer, latinx flamenca, practicing in a traditional Roma/gitano form of dance. As a teaching artist, she is interested in the intersections of arts and healing, focusing on work with elders of all abilities and integrated flamenco with autistic individuals. She is devoted to promoting accessibility and eradicating ableism, racism and bigotry by practicing and promoting dialogue, acceptance and community participation. In 2021 Ramirez received the Master-Apprentice Artist Award through Southwest Folklife Alliance for her dedication and commitment to Flamenco arts. She is a National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures fellow. In 2018 she received the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ Artist Research and Development Grant to support the development of her evening-length work /SER/. Ramirez is an original member of Yjastros, the American Flamenco Repertory Company and has toured with world-renowned, New York-based company Noche Flamenca. Along with teaching and performing Ramirez produces events and festivals and is currently the curator for the Traditional and Ethnic Dance Festival with the Southwest Folklife Alliance.