AR Flamenco Presents: Tablao Flamenco with special guests Vicente Griego & Elena Osuna
($25-$35 | 7pm show) In one of Tucson’s most intimate venues, experience the rawness and authenticity flamenco has to offer. This month features very special guest singer Vicente Griego & guest dancer Elena Osuna!
**Vicente Griego (cantador)**
Vicente, who hails from Dixon/Embudo, NM, has devoted his life to the study of Cante Flamenco, the art of flamenco singing.
In 1992, Vicente began touring the US, Canada, and Latin America with the Jose Greco II Flamenco Dance Company, where he was mentored by Caño Roto singer Alfonso Gabarri “El Veneno” of Madrid, Spain.
Vicente sings and teaches for the National Institute of Flamenco and sings year-round with Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company and EmiArteFlamenco. He is lead singer in the rumba Flamenca band, ReVóZo. Vicente remains a pupil of renowned flamenco artist Chuscales from Granada, Spain.
“Vicente Griego ‘El Cartucho’ is striking for his deep, sonorous wails that seem to come from a cavern, someplace deep within his soul.” — Anna Poplawska, Chicago Artist’s News
**Elena Osuna (bailadora)**
Elena Osuna is a flamenco dancer born the high desert mountains of the Embudo Valley in Northern New Mexico. She has performed widely nationally and internationally at a variety of venues including Alegrías in New York City, The Fountain Theatre with Gabriel Lautaro Osuna/ Encuentro in Hollywood, La Cueva de la Rocío in Granada, Gitanerias in Mexico City, the Tucson Flamenco Festival in Arizona, and Festival Flamenco Alburquerque. Osuna counts among her mentors renowned artists such Juana Amaya, Los Farruco, Mercedes Amaya “La Winy,” and Carmen “La Talegona.”
Currently, Osuna is a soloist with Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company and a regular performer at Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque and El Farol Santa Fe. In addition to her work as a performer, Osuna teaches flamenco at the National Institute of Flamenco’s Conservatory of Flamenco Arts and Spanish at Tierra Adentro of New Mexico Charter School of Academics, Arts and Artesanía.
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.
**Misael Barraza Diaz (Guitarrista)**
**Jason Martinez (cajon)**