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Centro Cultural Español presents FlamenGO, a new program that pays homage to flamenco in all its disciplines. FlamenGO brings to the community of Miami the best of nowadays flamenco artists to approach the richness of flamenco culture with an emphasis on educational programs.

FlamenGo opens with the exhibition Romani Lives which is a project by the Institute of Gypsy Culture Foundation and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) that deals with the least well-known gypsy reality of today, providing a modern perspective of this people and its way of life in a show that combines historical and contemporary photography, videos, interactive elements, documents, objects and cutting-edge technology.

On May 13th at 8pm, the Spanish choreographer Juan Carlos Lerida, who holds a degree in Choreography and Interpretive Techniques and is the recipient of the 2007 Premio Extraordinario from the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, will give a performance at CCEMiami called “Segundo acercamiento al baile”.

“Paco de Lucia: A Journey”, the documentary by Curro Sanchez awarded with a Goya will be shown at CCEMiami on May 14th at 7pm. Part homage, part biopic, the film follows Paco and his brother Pepe, who were born into the Flamenco scene. Pepe was originally a guitarist, but Paco’s virtuoso soon rose to the foreground and Pepe became the duo’s lead singer under the guidance of their father in Andalucia.

Paco’s musicianship evolves as he becomes one of the greatest guitarists ever. Paco’s passionate talent and style of play put won audiences the world over. His later collaborations with Camaron de la Isla remain one of the peaks of modern day flamenco music. Sanchez Varela delivers a distinctive and stunning revelation of the life and sounds of one of Spain’s most recognizable characters.

On May 15th at 8pm, J.Enrique Morente, singer, guitar player and composer, son of flamenco Master Enrique Morente and Aurora Carbonell, and brother of Estrella Morente, will present “De Granada a Miami” an exclusive flamenco concert.

FlamenGo will also include, “Mi alma a solas”, a flamenco guitar recital by Juan Habichuela Nieto, known as the fifth generation of flamenco dynasty: the Habichuelas, on May 16th at 8pm. On that same day from 12pm-2pm he will be offering a Masterclass, which will cost $50 and requires prior registration.

On May 21st at 8pm CCEMiami will host Alberto Carrion’s concert where he will present his new album: “Poesia en el pentagrama.

FlamenGO will close with the  workshops (taller de cajón) by Antonio Andujar on May 27th and 29th  from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Centro Cultural Español also recommends Flamenco Intimo. After the success of “Siudy Between Worlds” Garrido’s flamenco company debuts its new show in Miami Siudy Flamenco Intimo presented by Pablo Croce and Miami Dade County Auditorium on May 30th.