ARTIST VILLAGE Promenade

1:00PM - 6:00PM

Schedule

1:00 -1:30 Godinez High Band

1:30-2:00 Villa Fundamental (Vocal)

2:00-2:30 Segerstroms (Theater) 

2:30-3:00 Santiago Band  and Orchestra/ Sierra Prep

3:00-3:30 Mendez Band

3:30- 4:00 RCA Band , Orchestra, Mariachi

4:00-4:30 Esqueda Band

4:30-5:00 Wild Mustangs

5:00-5:30 Santa Ana High Band

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Curator: Wendy Lopez, Maria Gonzalez
Theme: “Andrea Salcedo, Talent beyond borders”
/ “Andrea Salcedo, Talento más allá de las fronteras”.

Session Description: Presented to Boca de Oro Festival as a gift from Santa Ana’s Mexican Consulate’s Norma Edith Aguilar, Flamenco guitarist Andrea Salcedo presentserforms  a concert where she showcases the rich sounds and rhythms of this Spanish art. This  program will consists of a selection of works by flamenco guitar masters, and dance feature numbers of traditional flamenco forms.

Andrea Salcedo

Born in Mexico and raised in Chicago, Andrea Salcedo is the first female flamenco guitarist from her home country, and one of the few performing in the international musical scene. Considered an international reference by the newspaper “El País”, the most important Spanish-language medium in the world. 

A graduate of Northern Illinois University, she’s currently residing in Madrid Spain where she studies her third year at the Fundación Casa Patas Flamenco Conservatory. Internationally Andrea has performed in Mexico, Spain, United States, Colombia, Czech Republic, and China. In Spain she has been programmed in some of the most prestigious flamenco festivals such as Suma Flamenca , Suma Flamenca Joven, and Festival Jerez-Off.

Andrea returns home after 3 years to perform in Chicago. She is presenting her debut album titled “Fuente y Cauce de la Guitarra Flamenca”, produced with renowned guitarist Jesus de Rosario. Along with a special program prepared for this occasion. She’ll be joined by special guests Ana del Rocio &  Diego Alvarez.

Ana del Rocio (Singer)

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to a renowned family of the arts and music scene. Her father, Antonio Carmona, is from Cadiz, Spain. Antonio is a very important figure of the Flamenco Art scene and part of the “Mitica Antologia del Cante Flamenco de Cadiz” (Anthology of the “Cante” Flamenco of Cadiz). Her mother, Zulma Deli, is a well-known seasoned dancer and choreographer in Puerto Rico. Ana is known as “La Voz Flamenca de Puerto Rico”, and is a leading figure in the flamenco landscape today. She completed a Bachelor of Art, with concentration in Communications and Public Relations, and recently started a Master Degree in Human Resources Management at the University of Barcelona. During the several years that Ana lived in Madrid, Spain, she recorded her first album “Rumbolé”. Ana has shared the stage with several famous artists including The Gypsy Kings, pianist Brenda Hopkins and the popular singers Chucho Avellanet and Nano Cabrera. Ana has produced sold out shows in Puerto Rico and is currently promoting her second album.

Diego Alvarez (Percussionist)

Diego "El Negro" Alvarez master cajón player born in Venezuela. He lived 16 years in Spain where he developed his career alongside the most prestigious flamenco dance companies such as Joaquin Cortez, Antonio Canales, Sara Baras, Nuevo Ballet Español and Paco Peña among others. With more than 12 nominations to the Latin Grammys, winner of a Latin Grammy in 2010 for best Rock album of the year for "Sera" by La Vida Boheme. Promoting El Cajon as a universal instrument, showing its main roots the Peruvian and the flamenco. Now lives in Los Angeles California, where he continues working with different musical projects between flamenco and jazz.

CLAUDIA DE LA CRUZ (dancer)

Claudia de la Cruz, Flamenco Dancer, Choreographer and, Graphic Designer was born in Monterrey, Mexico with Andalusian blood originating from Jerez, Spain. Claudia began studying dance with the most recognized maestros in Mexico. She continued her studies of flamenco in Madrid and in Seville Spain, and around the globe with talented world wide known flamenco dancers such as Belen Maya, Domingo Ortega, Andres Peña and Juana Amaya (just to name a few). For the past few years Claudia has continued to trained with Marcos Flores, Ivan Vargas, Adrian Santaana, Alfonso Losa and La Lupi among others.