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The Silences of Flamenco: GALA Theatre's Casa Patas Show

November 15, 2016 by Jose Sueiro

It has been twelve years now since Madrid's; "Fundacion Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas" began sending flamenco groups to GALA Theatre and on U. S. tours. Each year they design a new project and perform some of the most innovative and ingenious flamenco shows you will ever witness, with brilliant musicians and top notch performers. The shows are always intimate mixtures of polished dancers, fine musicians and the most typical singers of the idiom bringing to life the feeling and passion of Andalucía. As an avid aficionado of the Casa Patas...

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Restoring Human Dignity One Person at a Time

November 11, 2016 by Jose Sueiro

They walk in with a look of lost bewilderment, many of them children searching for family, and all of them with tags indicating they've been through the detention center just a few miles away on the border with Mexico, and suddenly everyone in the room breaks out in thunderous applause. It is a daily ritual. This is what happens each day at the Sacred Heart parish in the small town of McAllen under the watchful eye of Sister Norma Pimentel, a woman who has become a legend in south Texas...

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Salvador, The Flamenco Musical

November 10, 2016 by Jose Sueiro

The talented Edwin Aparicio is the closest Washington has to a flamenco master and his yearly productions at GALA Theatre are the equivalent of a flamenco conservatory located and nurtured right here in Washington DC. He has once again created a 'flamenco musical' based on the story of his life. It is astonishing to witness the improvement and maturity of Aparicio's productions over the years and how his shows become more theatrical and less of a concert as he explores his artistic roots.     In this edition Edwin answers the question...

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The Franklin Phenomenon

From very early on when Franklin Garcia's interest in politics caught everyone's attention here in Washington DC he was active in the politics of his native Dominican Republic. Soon thereafter he became involved with the local Latino community organizing Saturday...

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A Sense of Community... in Honduras

Domingo was always on that corner. He would greet me from his stool while chewing tobacco and with a toothless smile, “como estamos Santiago?” Every day I would sit on the stool next to him and he'd tell me his...

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Restoring Human Dignity One Person at a Time

They walk in with a look of lost bewilderment, many of them children searching for...


The Many Sides of Jorge Pardo

I first heard him play at one of those smoky, intimate jazz clubs in Madrid...


Mi Amigo Tim

I met him through Walter Tejada. Walter had been a community organizer for more than...

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