The Instituto Cervantes, the official Spanish Government Centre, is a public institution founded in 1991 to promote Spanish language teaching and knowledge of the cultures of Spanish speaking countries throughout the world.
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Diego Amador (1973, Seville, Spain) was born into a gypsy family steeped in flamenco tradition. His musical background is strictly non academic. Growing up in a family of guitarists, his first instrument was naturally the guitar. Nevertheless, at the age of 11 he started performing extensively, playing the drums for the group Pata Negra. Around the same time, many different instruments have started to interest him, most importantly the piano, which he discovered through the world of jazz. His deep preoccupation with music has turned him into a multi-instrumentalist, and equally into a composer, recording artist and producer. All the while, his career as a solo artist defines him, without a doubt, as a pianist and singer.(+)
A new edition of the Reading Workshop for students of Spanish (Intermediate and beyond), native Spanish speaker and to anybody else who likes to read and share ideas.
The readings will be:
Carmela Romero is London's leading female Flamenco performer, as well as an inspiring teacher and choreographer. She has worked with many of Flamenco's most renowned artists, including, Cristobal Reyes, Chelo Pantoja, Juañares or Diego el Cigala.
In England, Carmela has appeared in innumerable theatres and stages, including 'Seasons' at the Donmar Theatre, the Barbican Centre, The Swan Theatre (invited by the Royal Shakespeare Company) and the Royal Opera House with Nuria Espert and Cristina Hoyos, working among artists such as Placido Domingo and Maria Ewin.
This short practical course will study flamenco guitar playing for beginners and will introduce the rhythms of flamenco, historical background and common techniques, as well as the “Soleares“ palo for solo guitar. Each 2 hour lesson will be split in 2 parts; technique and material.(+)