Triplicate Staff

You won't find acoustic flamenco more innovative, entertaining or inspiring.

The Chris Jandaacute;come Flamenco Ensemble will perform flamenco music and dance at the Crescent Elk Auditorium on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. for the final concert of the Del Norte-Curry Concert Association's 2011-12 season.

Jandaacute;come is one of the most in-demand flamenco guitarists in the U.S.

Rarely is an artist capable of touching the hearts and souls of people

of all ages, cultures, and diverse backgrounds.

He studied flamenco in Seville, where he learned how to accompany

flamenco dance and singing from the best-known names in Spain.

Jandaacute;come's ensemble includes flamenco singer Olivia Rojas, flamenco

dancers Martandiacute;n Gaxiola, Bernadette Gaxiola and Lena Jandaacute;come with electric

bassist Adrian Goldenthal and percussionist Kris Hill providing the

rhythmic foundation.

His group is one of the most innovative and inspiring new acoustic flamenco groups in the U.S.

The ensemble provides the best of the art of flamenco with each

performance. The "true" art of flamenco can't be achieved as a soloist.

The art of flamenco is born through collaboration.

With the haunting songs and beautiful melodies of the flamenco

singer, the dancers find movement and rhythm, the guitarist finds

harmony and dynamics, and in turn each artist inspires the other,

creating a twisting tornado of duende (magic, inspiration) of

intertwined artistic spirit.

Flamenco is choreographed energy, and as the ensemble's haunting

songs and beautiful melodies combine with the awesome movement and

rhythm of dance, the art of flamenco explodes into the passion of


With such collaboration and improvisation the artists themselves find

every performance to be a completely new interaction with each other.

"It's always exciting," Jandaacute;come said. "Although we know each other

like family, we are all constantly surprised and genuinely intrigued by

what happens once we get on stage. We are so in tune with one another's

thoughts and yet there are always new aspects of each artist that come

out every night."

For more information, call 465-6572 or go to


WHAT: Chris Jandaacute;come Flamenco Ensemble

WHEN: April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Crescent Elk Auditorium

TICKETS: $10 for adults, $5 for children/students