This concert is a celebration of David Serva’s foundational influence on the flamenco community of the Bay Area. A Bay Area native who has lived and worked in Spain as a professional flamenco guitarist for most of his life, David Serva has built a singular style on the artistic legacy of his maestro, Gypsy guitarist Diego del Gastor (1908-1973). Read more…
David will be joined on stage by a group of extraordinary musicians and dancers from Spain including Jose Galvez “El Duende”, Kina Mendez, Javier Heredia and Luis de la Tota.
Baile Workshops with Javier Heredia: Berkeley, Saturday, September 28, 3:30pm Ashkenaz REGISTER
Palmas with Luis de la Tota: Berkeley, Saturday September 28, Casa Latina Bakery REGISTER
Guitarra with Jose Galvez: Berkeley: Saturday, September 28, 2:30pm, Private Home, Oakland REGISTER
Cante with Jose Galvez: Berkeley Sunday, Septemer 29, 1pm, Private Home, Oakland REGISTER
Private Guitar Classes with David Serva: October 1-19 email
Special Event: Flamenco Project
A Slideshow & Roundtable Discussion
Vintage images from the acclaimed collection edited by guitarist photographer Steve Kahn will spark discussion among a group of artists and flamenco aficionados who lived in Spain in the 1960s & 70s. The rare, never before seen film “Flamencología” will also be shown. Read more…
Panelists include Steve Kahn, David Serva, Paul Shalmy, Jill Bacán, Mica Graña and Kenny Parker.
Rising Star of Gypsy Flamenco Dance from Jerez de la Frontera
Gema Moneo is from the legendary Moneo clan of Gypsy flamenco singers and guitarists in Jerez de la Frontera. Niece of the famed singer El Torta, she grew up in the middle of an ongoing flamenco fiesta with constant singing and dancing at home and at family gatherings. At the age of 18 she joined Farruquito’s company and has appeared with him all over Spain and at festivals including the Bienal de Flamenco in Sevilla. Last year Gema debuted in the US with the all-star ensemble led by Diego del Morao, Fiesta Jerez at Festival Flamenco Gitano USA. Read more…
Gema will be joined on stage with a group of artists from Jerez de la Frontera including Jose Gálvez “El Duende” and El Quini.