This year’s Flamenco Arts Festival in Santa Barbara is coming up. This wildly interesting festival provides visitors of Santa Barbara a social and artistic experience that’s difficult to find in the States. The festival aims to promote the craft of flamenco music and dancing from all perspectives. Integrating this art form into the Santa Barbara performing arts scene has been crucial in making the city the culturally diverse and rich community that it is today.
For those who aren’t totally updated on the nature of flamenco, it’s a wonderful form of Spanish dance and folk music. From incredible displays of body movement, to toe tapping guitar riffs, this medium of musical performance is amongst the most flavorful and enticing genres in the world. Santa Barbara proudly brings this international scene to California every year at the Flamenco Arts Festival.
The main performance at the festival is called Nomada and the show features a ten-member company of dancers, singers and performers. The lead in the show is an incredible performer named Manuel Linan. One of the leading flamenco artists in the world, Linan and his troupe are sure to wow the audience. With a wide variety of other performances and events at the festival, attendees are sure to have plenty to observe and discover.
The festival also features several educational workshops. For those who want to learn a little bit, or update their skills playing guitar, doing the tango or learning other performances and techniques, this is a wonderful opportunity. It’s also a rare occasion where you can experience some international flavor in a domestic setting. Events like this are conducive to Santa Barbara’s extensively influenced culture.
Whether you’re looking to try something new, or enjoy some amazing performances, the Flamenco Arts Festival in Santa Barbara guarantees a praise worthy experience. Try something exciting and different in Santa Barbara September 26th-28th at this year’s Flamenco Arts Festival.