SALERO CAL? Flamenco Group
Salero Cal? Flamenco Group brings together performers with a diverse range of musical experience. The group has a collective passion for authentic Flamenco and strives to capture and project the essence and the spirit of the art form through music, song and dance. At its inception the group performed at several private and public functions, including the grand opening of Mount Royal College's Recreational Center, the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association's Multi-Cultural Night, and the Calgary Women Show's Spring Event, and was the featured group during the Medicine Hat Jazz Festival in June 2003.
Over the years, the group's participation included: Expo Latino 2004 (the Calgary Hispanic Festival); The Multi-Cultural Food Fest in 2004 at which the group was invited to perform at the opening ceremony, as the only professional group, to such invitees as the Honorable Steven Harper and other delegates; The First Thursday Inside Out Fair at the EPCOR Center's Jack Singer; World Peace Conference Concert at which the group performed along with Canadian icon Tom Jackson, Connie Kaldor and Johnny Reid. In the summer of 2005, Salero Cal? and Fineza Flamenca Dance School students represented Spain at the Global Festival Fireworks competition and participated in the Dances of Arabia Pavilion during the Festival's week long cultural celebrations.
Salero Cal? has also been a regular feature in the Calgary scene and had provided intimate Flamenco shows at the Beat Niq, Village Cantina and Latin Corner Restaurants. The intimate performances are intended to represent traditional Flamenco shows as seen in Spain at Tablaos or Penas. Over the last couple of year, the group had consistently sold out its performances at the Beat Niq. In the winter of 2007 the group embarked on a three city tour in Alberta performing at the Canmore Collegiate High School Theatre, the Timms Centre for the Arts in Edmonton and the Scotts Block Theatre in Red Deer. The group received very positive feedback particularly from the Edmonton Flamenco community and the Red Deer audience. Members of the group performed in Annette Morcos's latest production "Ra?ces - A Journey through the Roots of Flamenco". The production took place on May 4 and Nov 16, 2007; both were sold out performances. Ra?ces featured several accomplished local guest musicians and dancers as well as unique eastern instrumentations.
With performers Annette Morcos (Founder, Singer, Dancer), Maria Regnier (Dancer), Francesca Canalizo (Dancer), and David Matyas (Guitarist), Robin Tufts (Percussionist), Johnathan Lewis (Violinist), and Pradeep Vyas (Percussionist)