Submitted by Savannah Fuentes
On July 22 at 8 p. m. Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes and singer/multi-instrumentalist, Diego Amador Jr., direct from Seville, will present Night Flowers, an evening of Flamenco at the San Juan Grange Hall. Savannah and Diego have forged a unique artistic partnership performing throughout Washington, Oregon, and California since 2019. Diego comes from the legendary Amador family, famous for fusing Flamenco with blues, jazz, and salsa. Diego is a powerful singer as well as a sublime guitarist. He also plays piano, bass, and percussion. Night Flowers offers audiences a unique blend of authentic Spanish Flamenco music and innovative dance.
This event is part of an extensive West Coast tour.Tour dates are listed on the website at https://www.savannahf.com/performance
Listen to Diego Amador Jr.’s debut album, *Presente en el Tiempo at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC97xGOHcaXEWj30yJmM2I1w
General admission is $27, VIP seating $42, Student $18, child $12. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/372981707327
Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com
About Savannah Fuentes:
Savannah Fuentes, Flamenco dancer, and producer, is the only touring artist in the Pacific Northwest region with deep connections to Flamenco culture, presenting “…Real Flamenco, straight and stunning,” (Regina Hackett,
Seattle Post Intelligencer.) She has independently produced and danced in over 400 performances and workshops featuring internationally recognized Spanish Flamenco artists, including Diego Amador Jr., Saray Munoz, and Jesus Montoya.
Savannah Fuentes was born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry. Her fascination with Flamenco dance (baile) and singing (cante) came to her in early childhood, fueled by watching a Flamenco performance on television “…and, although I was just a child, I felt an immediate connection to the art form.”
Ms. Fuentes considers Flamenco a lifelong study, an artistic journey she began in her late teens that continues to this day. She has studied with many notable Flamenco artists including Guadiana, Joaquin Grilo, Eva Yerbabuena, El Farru, and Isabel Bayon. Ms. Fuentes attributes her formation as an artist to her most significant mentor, Maestra Sara de Luis.
Accompanied by her notable guest artists, Savannah Fuentes tours the West Coast regularly bringing delighted audiences authentic, passionate Flamenco performance art, often performing for communities that would otherwise be unable to enjoy this unique art form.
About Diego Amador Jr.:
From Seville, Diego was born into flamenco royalty. His father is the celebrated flamenco pianist/composer Diego Amador and his uncles are Rafael and Raimundo Amador (Pata Negra). The 27-year-old Amador is an extraordinary multi-instrumentalist who recently released his first full-length album, *Presente en el Tiempo*. From a very young age, he began performing and touring with some of Spain’s top flamenco artists, including Remedios Amaya, La Susi, Lole Montoya, Farruquito, and Joaquín Cortés. He has also worked alongside jazz greats such as Pat Metheny, Bireli Lagrene, and Charlie Haden. Known mainly as a Flamenco singer, he also plays guitar, piano, and percussion.