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A flamenco show will celebrate the joy of the season

Carmona Flamenco will perform on Vashon on Saturday. - Courtesy Photo
Carmona Flamenco will perform on Vashon on Saturday.
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Carmona Flamenco, an award-winning dance and music ensemble, will celebrate Sukkot, a Jewish and universal festival known as the “season of joy,” at a special gathering at Havurat Ee Shalom on Saturday.

The show, a fundraiser for Vashon’s biennial Poetry Fest, marks the first time Carmona Flamenco has performed on Vashon. Based in West Seattle, the popular flamenco group has wanted to visit Vashon for some time, said organizer Cal Kinnear.

“I’m really glad to finally get them here and have a chance to show them off,” he said.

The four-member group performs traditional and contemporary flamenco dance, music and song. At Saturday’s event, the group — a husband and wife time that performs with their son and special guests — will focus on the lighter and more joyful side of the flamenco repertoire in keeping with the Jewish celebration of Sukkot, Kinnear said. The show will also include two Sephardic songs sung in Ladino and a poem by Manuel Machado.

The performance is at 8 p.m. at Havurat Ee Shalom, 15401 Westside Hwy. Tickets, available at the Vashon Bookshop, are $20.


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