While we often think of flamenco in dance terms, it cannot exist without its heartbeat: the music. What better way to kick off this year’s festival than by celebrating this life force of flamenco!
After enjoying the Opening Night Reception, prepare to be thrilled by the Santa Barbara Debut of the Andres Vadin Project. The music concert features Los Angeles based composer and guitarist Andres Vadin, Manuel Gutierrez (vocals, dance), Yosmel Montejo (bass), Ioannis Goudelis (piano, accordion), and Diego Alvarez (percussion). Andres Vadin’s talent spans many different genres while highlighting the flamenco guitar as a universal instrument with no boundaries — a breathtaking fusion of traditional and contemporary interpretations, often infused with Cuban, Arabic, and jazz influences.
Vadin has played for some of the most talented flamenco artists known today, including Antonio Carmona, José Antonio Rodríguez, and Maria Juncal. He has also collaborated on Latin Grammy-nominated albums twice — in 2005 with Aceituna sin Hueso on the album Cuba Le Canta A Serrat and in 2017 with Oskar Cartaya on the album Bajo Mundo. He has toured throughout the world performing with Concha Buika, Faramarz Aslani, Wadih Al Safi, Billy Cobhan and in festivals such as WOMAD, Glastonbury, Montreal International Jazz Music Festival, and at rock legend Steve Vai’s Big Mama Jama Jam-a-thon.
Tickets: $45 / $35 / $19 Students and Seniors with ID / Plus Applicable Fees / All Seats Reserved / Doors Open at 7:00 PM
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This event sponsored in part by the SB Bowl Foundation