Flamenco Santa Barbara invites you to a fiery evening of Spanish music and dance with artist María Bermúdez and friends.
Artistic Director Maria 'LA Chacha' Bermudez is one of the most renowned flamenco artists of our time. She has exposed audiences across the world to the unique style and sound of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain —a city that recently honored her with the distinction of Embajadora del Flamenco de Jerez (Ambassador of Flamenco).
Andres Vadin’s (guitarist) talent spans genres while highlighting the flamenco guitar as a universal instrument with no boundaries. He graduated from the Guillermo Tomas and Almadeo Roldan Conservatory in Habana, Cuba and his worldwide career has included collaborations on Latin Grammy-winning albums.
Gerardo Morales (percussionist) studied at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música Cristóbal de Morales in Sevilla, Spain. As a Pop Latin percussionist, He toured with LA’s Burning Star and shared the stage with The Black Eyed Peas and Christina Aguilera.
Alex Jordan (guitarist) has toured throughout Latin America with well-known musicians including Marc Anthony, Alejandro Sanz and Ivan Vargas.
Talia Vestal (Spirit of Fiesta 2014) continues to grow as an artist at the National Institute of Flamenco in Albuquerque and is an apprentice with the American Flamenco Repertory Company: Yjastros. In 2022, she won the coveted Flamenco Certamen Tablao Award in NYC.
Flamenco Santa Barbara is a local nonprofit committed to proving access to the unique art form through live music performances, student scholarships, educational opportunities and more.