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The Spirit Of Flamenco

Flamenco is an art form with a relatively unknown history. It was first documented in literature in the mid-1700s as a passionate, rhythmic, and rich tradition with firm roots in Andalusia, Spain.

The group Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana embodies this tradition and has been working to bring the spirit of flamenco to American audiences for more than three decades.

They are in town for a series of performances this weekend at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, with shows tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Host Frank Stasio talks with the group’s associate artistic director Antonio Hidalgo, who also choreographs and dances in the group.

He is also joined by four of the group’s musicians for live performance in studio: Gaspar Rodríguez and Pedro Medina on guitar, Francisco Orozco on percussion and vocals, and Pedro Obregon on vocals.

Watch a video of the group below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiQZKesc098

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist, host, creator, and executive editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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