La Peña Flamenca NYC is Flamenco Vivo’s answer to a traditional flamenco club. Featuring drinks and top tier artistry in an intimate setting, experience the true spirit of flamenco as it’s celebrated among family and friends – just a subway ride away!
What’s a Peña?
A flamenco peña is an intimate performance venue run by flamenco artists and aficionados, supported through membership, and open to the public. Peñas are common in the South of Spain, where flamenco originated, and are similar to Jazz clubs in that they have a high caliber of artistry and are largely responsible for keeping the art form alive.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Artist Bio: Lidón Patiño
Internationally acclaimed Lidón Patiño is one of Spain’s most dynamic and exciting flamenco dancers. She has brought her infinite artistry to over 25 countries across the world, teaching and performing alongside the biggest names in flamenco. Lidón is also the Founder and Director of the Lidón Flamenco Academy, the most prominent online flamenco academy today!
Amparo Heredia "La Repompilla"
Artist Bio: Amparo Heredia "La Repompilla"
Amparo Heredia “La Repompilla” is the second Gitana (Roma) in history to win the most coveted award in flamenco singing— la Lámpara Minera. Amparo hails from a dynasty of famous flamenco artists. She is the niece of the great La Repompa de Málaga, who originated a style of flamenco tangos that have been sung worldwide for generations to come, and her sister is the famous dancer Raquel Heredia.
Artist Bio: Guillermo Guillén
Born in France and trained in Spain, flamenco guitarist Guillermo Guillén has toured around the world, accompanying renowned artists such as Rocío Márquez, “el niño de Elche,” la Lupi, José Galván, and Esperanza Fernández.
Artist Bio: Carlos Menchaca
Faculty of the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts (CFA) and the University of New Mexico, Carlos Menchaca tours nationally and abroad with Yjastros, Aparicio Flamenco, and Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca
Sol “La Argentinita”
Artist Bio: Sol “La Argentinita”
Singer and dancer Sol “La Argentinita” has been described by the New York Times as “seductively aggressive” and by Theater Online as “a master of her craft.” She has been featured in the pre-production of Tony Award-winning Christopher Gatelli’s In Your Arms (Powerhouse Theater), Zorro! The Musical (Alliance Theater, GA), Carmen & Traviata (Metropolitan Opera).
Artist Bio: Kayla Layall
Winner of first place in the Concurso Nacional de Flamenco in 2004 and 2011, Kayla Lyall is the Assistant Artistic Director and Principal Dancer for Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company under Joaquín Encinias.
READY FOR MORE?
For as little as $15 per month, you’ll be granted free access to one-of-a-kind monthly experiences from Flamenco Vivo, just like Peña Flamenca NYC. While you enjoy yourself, you’ll be sustaining a legacy of flamenco in NYC over a century old.