Flamenco Juerga - Film Screening, Performance and Artist Talkback

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A celebrated part of the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival since 2010, Barrio Flamenco: Flamenco for the People, is a community of spirit, pride, and passion. Kelty McKerracher and filmmaker Colin Askey hosted the first public screening of a short film about our growing flamenco community in the Downtown Eastside. Learn about the history of flamenco and how it resonates with the neighbourhood's values and struggles. Best of all, be treated to a live performance and talkback with some of Vancouver's most exciting flamenco artists as well as special guests the Carnegie Flamencos!
HOST AND BARRIO FLAMENCO PRODUCER: KELTY MCKERRACHERKelty has studied flamenco dance, singing, and percussion for 10 years with Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy in Vancouver, traveling to New Mexico and Spain to immerse in the art form. She started Barrio Flamenco in 2010 to bring two loves together: flamenco and the Downtown Eastside.Now an emerging community-engaged artist, Kelty is completing a masters degree in Expressive Arts Therapy. She envisions people dancing *bulerias por fiesta* in the street at Main and Hastings.BARRIO FLAMENCO ARTISTSMichelle Harding | Michelle has been proud to be part of Barrio Flamenco since the very first performance at the Heart of the City Festival in 2010. A regular performer around town, she is motivated by the joy of sharing the energy of flamenco and inspired by the power of this moving art form.Andrea Williams | Andrea is a flamenco dancer, choreographer, instructor, and producer. Her company, Raices y Alas Flamenco, honours the traditional roots of the art form while boldly exploring its contemporary evolution and cultural influences. She has been a part of Barrio Flamenco from the beginning and loves the enthusiasm of this community. www.raicesyalasflamenco.comJafelin Helton | Jafelin was born in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. Having studied with some of the great Spanish singers, she is a regular in flamenco circles around the Greater Vancouver area performing both as bailaora (dancer) and cantaora (singer). Jafelin is proud to be a part of Barrio Flamenco for the last three years and sing for the Carnegie Flamencos. She can be seen and heard at her website: www.jafelin.comPeter Mole | For over a decade, Peter has been deeply committed to presenting flamenco of the highest calibre, and is regarded as one of the “pillars” of the flamenco community in Vancouver. He has been Barrio Flamenco's guitarist for several years, performing at the DTES Heart of the City Festival, HomeGround Festival, and playing for our classes.Filmmaker: Colin Askey | Movie maker of good people doing good things.
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