9th June 2021
Join the CCGBC Arts Service for a virtual journey to Latin America with an evening of Latin Music and Dance!
Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre are thrilled to welcome back the talented Los Dramaticos for a wonderful acoustic recording in our gallery space as part of our Norther Lights Sessions. The concert will air via Facebook @roevalleyarts and @flowerfieldarts on Thursday 17 June at 8pm.
Victor Henriquez (charango, spanish guitar, vocals) and Paddy Anderson (flamenco guitar, vocals) make up the duo, Los Dramaticos. Over the last decade the duo has established itself as a much sought-after live act, most recently with their hugely successful sold-out Fire in the Blood tour.
Los Dramaticos perform dazzling songs and instrumental pieces from around Latin America and Spain. Their sound is a fusion of the flamenco and Andean traditions. This reflects their heritage: Victor is a master charango player from Valparaíso in Chile. Paddy is one of the most accomplished flamenco guitarists in the UK and Ireland. His artistic path began in Seville 20 years ago, and developed during his many years living and studying music in Granada, Andalucia.
Los Dramaticos have been performing at festivals and theatres around Ireland and the UK and in long running residencies in their home city of Belfast for the past number of years – committed ambassadors of Latin music and flamenco.
In connection with the Los Dramaticos Concert we are running a dancing together class on Wednesday 16 June at 8pm where you can learn how to dance with a partner to enjoy the virtual concert to the fullest. Husband and wife dance partners, Tonya Sheina Batts and Steve Batts of Echo Echo dance Theatre Company will give you some simple tips and pointers to help you have fun moving together. You can have a go with a dance partner in your home or bubble. If you don't have a dance partner, don't worry, you can still join in and learn some tips to enjoy dancing solo to the concert. You can access the class via Facebook @roevalleyarts and @flowerfieldarts on Wednesday 16 June at 8pm.
Watch and learn from the comfort of your own home and get ready to be transported to sunny Latin America!