Christmas Flamenco Potluck Gathering
at Casa de Lucia - 7:30pm7016 Culmore Dr. Houston TX 77087 832.721.0357
Get into the Christmas spirit! Students and flamenco friends come by starting at 7:30pm. We can start to jam and sing villancicos at around 8:15pm or when we feel like it. Bring a favorite dish, drink or snack to share with everyone. I am making sangria and tortilla espanola (potato & egg frittata) to share. Please RSVP: call Lucia at 832.721.0357 or email email@example.com
We will have a 'Donation Box' to benefit flamenco friend and colleague, Ricardo Anglada. Suggested donation is $10. or whatever you can. I will send all we collect along with our own personal contribution to Ricardo before Christmas. Ricardo is a 29 year old young man, very talented guitarist who suffered a severe stroke on October 26th. He was performing in Laredo, Texas at the time and was hospitalized in emergency care for days. He is now back in Albuquerque, his home, and continues his therapy. Many flamencos around the states have helped with fundraisers, donations, etc. You can find out more about his story on Face Book under FBO Ricardo Anglada.
I met Ricardo in the summer of 2008, young, very quite and a very good musician. He came to practice at my studio with my old friend, Vicente Griego, the cantaor in our dance film 'Grafico' (1999). At that time I also had the pleasure of meeting the very talented and beautiful flamenco dancer, Fanny Ara. Ricardo has been coming to perform in San Antonio and the Houston area for the past few years, mostly with the Antonio Granjero Company. We sincerely hope and pray for his fast recovery and that we may have the pleasure of listening to his beautiful flamenco guitar playing soon.