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2022 Duende Festival: November 20

Festival

2022 Duende Festival: November 20

Date: Sunday, November 20

Enjoy all six on-site performances with a Festival Pass.

Festival Pass: $250 with 50% off parking.
Purchase 2 shows: receive a 20% discount on performances and 50% off parking.
Purchase 3+ shows: receive a 25% discount on performances and 50% off parking.
Discounts will automatically apply at checkout after all eligible performances are added to your cart.
November 15 off-site performance not included. 


Program

 

1:30–5:30 pm
Flamenco Films | Bellerive Room
FREE

Explore the vibrant and complex history and culture of flamenco with a selection of films presented by FabCollab. 

 

12–3 pm
Tablaos | Atrium

FREE

Enjoy a series of performances around the Museum by artists from Tablao Flamenco Toronto.

 

7–10 pm
Double Bill Performance 
Esperando el Alba by Benjamin Barrile and Festival Fiesta by FabCollab
$45 | Reserve tickets

 

Join Benjamin Barrile as he performs his debut album "Esperando el Alba" — a collection of unique and moving compositions that take you on a journey through flamenco pieces influenced by his jazz background. 
 

15 of the festival's flamenco artists come together for a final celebration in the Auditorium. Watch them take turns as they fill the stage with guitar, singing, palmas, percussion, dance, and jaleo.

Festival Fiesta:

Nicolás Hernández (Guitar)
Matt Sellick (Guitar)
 Benjamin Barille (Guitar)
Gareth Owen (Guitar)
Tamar Ilana (Vocals)
Silvia Temis (Vocals)
Shirlita La Pili (Vocals)
Anna Colóm (Vocals)
Makeda Benitez (Dance)
Virginia Castro (Dance)
Carmen Romero (Dance)
Lia Grainger (Dance)
Lakshmi “La Chimi” Basile (Dance)
Aurélie Brunelle (Dance)
Chendy León (Percussion)

 


About Benjamin Barrile

 

Rooted in the traditions of flamenco, guitarist Benjamin Barrile is a remarkable soloist, accompanist, and composer. He has studied under many great maestros in the major centres of flamenco in Spain and in Toronto. Aside from leading his solo projects, Barrile has recorded for numerous artists such as Tamar Ilana and David Buchbinder. He is currently a resident guitarist at the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company and Compañía Carmen Romero. Barrile is a recipient of two Dora Mavor Moore Awards and was a 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee for Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year. 

 


About FabCollab

 

Founded by five of Toronto’s key performing artists and arts advocates, FabCollab is a music initiative that fosters artistic creation and collaboration. Their aim is to address the challenges faced in the music and arts community as a result of the pandemic and are committed to amplifying minority and underrepresented groups, particularly BIPOC and female-identifying artists. 

 


About Tablao Flamenco Toronto

 

Founded in 2016, Tablao Flamenco Toronto is dedicated to sharing the beauty of the Spanish art form. Along with private and corporate event performances, they host casual and lively cuadro-style evenings featuring different artists every month. 

 

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