About this Event
The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Friday, July 14, 2023
Doors at 7pm | Performance at 7:30pm
Crosstown Arts presents Flamenco Memphis: Noche Flamenca, an evening of flamenco music and dance. Barcelona native dancer and choreographer, Noelia Garcia Carmona, along with guitarist Roy Brewer combine their years of experience and love of Flamenco in a night of Spanish magic and “duende!” The ensemble also includes visual artist and singer Melanie Pyron and flutist Mari Kamikura, who will blend their melodies with the rhythms of the guitar and dance.
This captivating “tablao” style concert presents a variety of “palos” - from the nobel Seguiriyas to playful fiesta songs. The newly created ensemble, Flamenco Memphis, will share the beauty, energy and passion of flamenco in this exciting Spanish night of culture and art.
Come and join us in this Summer Noche Flamenca!
Roy Brewer is a freelance musician and arranger in Memphis. He plays violin, mandolin and various styles of guitar. Roy has been studying Flamenco guitar since 1980.
Noelia Garcia Carmona is a performer, choreographer and dance educator. She teaches ballet and Spanish dance and flamenco to students from early childhood to senior citizens. She is the co-founder of Flamenco Memphis with Roy Brewer.
Melanie Pyron, originally from El Dorado, Arkansas, studied fine arts in Louisiana, London, Germany, and Barcelona. Annual travels to Mexico as a child stimulated her lifelong passion for the Spanish language and the music from all Hispanic cultures. While in Barcelona, she witnessed live flamenco performances and is deeply moved by its unique and passionate expression.
Mari Kamikura is a Japanese flutist residing in Memphis. Mari completed a master's degree in flute performance at the University of Memphis in 2021 and is currently working on an artist diploma certificate. She has appeared as a substitute 2nd and 3rd flute in Memphis Symphony Orchestra in 22-23 season. She is also an artist fellow at Memphis Music Initiative where she helps the middle school band program in MSCS. She performed with Flamenco Memphis in their most recent performance at the Jay Etkin Gallery.
Flamenco Memphis is working on bringing awareness and expansion of Flamenco Art and Spanish culture in the Memphis area and the Midsouth through dance classes, lectures, culture and performances.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Green Room at Crosstown Arts, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, United States