The most important cities for flamenco are Jerez de la Frontera, Seville, and Cadiz in Andalusia, Spain. All of them are really good for skating, too (good weather, interesting buildings, etc.), so the Red Bull company decided to take advantage of this synchronicity to organize a skate tour of Spain with some skaters that understand both worlds. Finding skaters that can sing, play, or dance flamenco and also rip on a skateboard is not easy. But Red Bull managed to assemble three of them for this trip to the cradle of flamenco culture.
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- View the video and choose one of the three cities showcased. Why was that city chosen for the tour?
- After watching the video, which city would you prefer to visit? Why?
- Flamenco is the traditional music in southern Spain. Research a traditional music style from your country, region, or state, and report about its history, background, and influences. How is it similar or different from flamenco?
“The Flame: Flamenco Infused Jazz” is the only series of concerts in the United States showcasing the work of musicians whose artistic vision latches onto the roots of Flamenco.
The 2015 series of concerts will start on January 31st and showcase the music of three amazing artists: Rebeca Vallejo, Andreas Arnold, and the quartet InFlame, which brings together the language of Flamenco together with its most immediate influence: classical Indian music. The concerts are produced by World Music Boutique Productions in collaboration with The Cornelia St. Café and Spain Culture NY (Consulate General of Spain in New York). All concerts will take place from 6:00-7:30 PM in the lower level of Cornelia St. Cafe (29 Cornelia St, Greenwich Village, New York. 212-989-9319).
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- Name the dates and performers of the concert series: “The Flame: Flamenco Infused Jazz.”
- Which of the three concerts would you like to attend? Why?
- Watch the music video and describe the music. Do you like it? Why or why not?