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Flamenco Arts Festival
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Your passport to the world of flamenco
Based in Santa Barbara, the Flamenco Arts Festival (FAF) is an international cultural arts organization devoted exclusively to the art form of flamenco. Since 1999, the FAF has produced its live in-person event in the fall, presenting world-renowned flamenco artists from Spain and the U.S. in productions never-before-seen on the West Coast. Up to 2000 local, national, and international attendees come to the beautiful city of Santa Barbara to participate in 4-days of live concerts, dance and music workshops, film, and tributes.
On April 23 and 24, the FAF will launch its first FLAMENCO ON FILM virtual festival showcasing 3 countries, 8 films, and 16 world-renowned artists performing in beautiful spaces in and around Sevilla and Santa Barbara. The festival will include an eclectic mix of 8 short films of dance and music performances, personal words from the artists, highlights of festivals in Spain and Mexico, special appearances and introductions, a performance by over 30 dancers and friends from Santa Barbara – and more!
Thank you for supporting our efforts and being a part of this new and exciting cinematic edition of the Flamenco Arts Festival 2022.
“The final performance of the festival continued the annual tradition of showcasing innovation and tradition in flamenco – stunningly.”
-Felicia Tomasko / SB Independent
“Since its inception 13 years ago, Santa Barbara’s Flamenco Arts Festival has evolved into what can only be described today as a coveted destination for the world’s finest flamenco artists”
-Cami Barnwell, SB Independent
“Javier Baron, Eva Yerbabuena, Cristina Hoyos and now Rafael Campallo….are swelling the ranks of stars who have been featured at the Flamenco Arts Festival.”
-flamenco-world.com / Spain
Voted Best Dance Performance 2006
by the SB Independent
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The Flamenco Arts Festival mission is to place a spotlight on Hispanic heritage through the presentation of world-class flamenco performances and related arts educational programs; promote and preserve the art of flamenco; make the performing arts accessible to families and children; diversify the performing arts calendar; and build bridges of positive experiences between people.
The Flamenco Arts Festival is a unique international cultural exchange experience for the Santa Barbara community and for those who come from around the nation and abroad.
Learn about the many ways you can support this internationally acclaimed festival as an individual or corporate sponsor, business or community partner, or volunteer.
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