The National Institute of Flamenco and El Farol Restaurant present Joaquin Encinias in Grito Flamenco with special guest Mercedes Amaya… featuring Marisol Encinias, Jose Fernandez, Vicente Griego, Santiago Aguilar, Ricardo Anglada and Yjastros. Dates are June 25th – August 1st, Tuesdays through Sundays at 8:30pm. Located at El Farol Restaurant at 808 Canyon Road. Call 505-242-7600 for more information, reservations at 505-983-9912. www.nationalinstituteofflamenco.org.
Encinias has begun a new generation of artistry, and is one of the most highly sought-after flamenco artists and instructors in the nation. His musical talent and deep understanding of the language of flamenco make him an exceptional and valuable instructor and choreographer.
Born into the most legendary of all flamenco families, Mercedes Amaya joined the pantheon of flamenco legends from the time that she took her first steps. As the neice of the great flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya, daughter of Anthonia Amaya and the singer Chiquito de Triana, Mercedes is a legendary performer, following in her family’s legacy.