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Una Noche De Flamenco with Gabriel Ayala, Domingo DeGrazia and Ismael Barajas
December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST
On Friday, December 14th, the Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts presents Una Noche De Flamenco with Gabriel Ayala, Domingo DeGrazia and Ismael Barajas – three of Tucson’s finest guitarists.
Gabriel Ayala, a member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, performs regularly throughout the United States and has appeared at the Poway Center for Performing Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Museum for the American Indian, and Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. Not only is Gabriel recognized nationally, he has also been the featured performer at the “Festival Internacional de la Guitarra Academica” in Venezuela with Performances in Caracas, Guarenas, Guatire and on National Public Television throughout Venezuela. Ayala is a multiple award-winning guitarist and has had the honor to share the stage with some of the greatest such as Motown living legends The Four Tops, The Temptations, Richie Havens, Dr. John and many others.
Domingo DeGrazia, known and loved by the Tucson community, is an Arizona native and the youngest son of famed Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia. Among his many talents and projects (which includes flying airplanes, racing motorcycles, and currently running for the Arizona House of Representatives!), Domingo has become a widely recognized guitarist and song writer known for blending Spanish, Latin and Flamenco styles. Appearing on film and television and performing throughout the U.S., his music has reached across the globe and inspired music for “Dancing with the Stars”. Born and raised among the music and landscape of the Sonoran desert, DeGrazia’s music embodies the experience of the Southwest and weaves a delicate tapestry through sound. Domingo plays lead guitar, blending Spanish guitar passion with the flair of Flamenco music. His unique sound couples dynamic rhythms with vibrant Latin, Salsa and rock drum beats.
Ismael Barajas began to study guitar in the Classical and Flamenco styles at the age of thirteen. Less than one year later, he gave his first public concert. The response was so overwhelming that art patrons formed an organization to sponsor his formal training.
Ismael’s introduction to advanced learning was to study under the Romeros, known as “Spain’s Royal Family of the Guitar.” He was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Arizona, School of Music. Through the years, Ismael has appeared on many radio and television programs in the United States and Mexico, and has performed in clubs throughout Arizona, New Mexico, California, and Nevada.
Age 16 & up = $25 advance / $30 day of show; Age 12-15 = $22 advance / $27 day of show; Age 4-11 = $4. Proceeds benefit scholarships for the University of Ascension Science and the Physics of Rebellion and internships for Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts is located at 330 E. 7th St., Tucson, Arizona next to the Hippie Gypsy. For tickets or more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://theseaofglass.org.
To assist those in financial need, the Sea Of Glass offers an Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program where forms of non-monetary reciprocation can be exchanged for services. Reciprocation must be made in advance of show. Call 520-603-9932 to inquire.