AR Flamenco Presents: Tablao Flamenco!

AR Flamenco Presents: Tablao Flamenco!

($25-$35 | 7pm show) In one of Tucson’s most intimate venues, experience the rawness and authenticity flamenco has to offer.

**Angelina Ramirez (Baile)**

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)**

Born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Misael is one of the most outstanding Mexican guitarists of his generation. In 2014, Misael graduated with honors “Summa Cum Lude” from the Master in Guitar Alicante (Spain), a special program where Misael studied with world-class artists such as David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Ignacio Rodes, Paul O’dette, Hopkinson Smith, Fabio Zanon, Roberto Aussell and Shin Ichi Fukuda. Later that year, the artist obtained a second Master’s degree from the University of Arizona (USA), where he now pursues the title of Doctor of Musical Arts under the tutelage of teacher Thomas Patterson, director of the Bolton Guitar Studies program. As part of this program, Mr. Barraza also studies regularly with artists-in-residence and Grammy winners David Russell, Sergio Assad and Odair Assad.


**Jason Martinez (cajon)**

**Mele Martinez (canta & palma)**