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BARRIO FLAMENCO for 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Friday October 26, 2012

Music & Dance
BARRIO FLAMENCO: Flamenco for the People
Friday October 26, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main

Celebrate the spirit of the Downtown Eastside with an unforgettable night of live flamenco music and dance! Flamenco is an art form by and for the people, danced and played with spirit, ferocity, joy, laughter and tears. ‘Barrio’ refers to the vibrant and tight-knit neighbourhoods in southern Spain where flamenco originated. The evening, hosted by Kelty McKerracher, features some of the most compelling flamenco dancers, singers and musicians in the city. Some students of Kelty’s community flamenco classes will also share the stage. Join us for an exciting juerga (flamenco party) to play, pray, laugh, cry, enjoy, and stamp your feet! A wildly popular event so come early to sit near the front and see the dancers’ feet! Olé! Free

This event was on Day 3 of  the 12 Days of the Heart of the City Festival. Please check the website for more events!

The 9th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival 

Wednesday 24 October to Sunday 4 November, 2012

Over 120 events at over 25 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside

http://www.heartofthecityfestival.com

On page 13 of the Festival Program guide, there is a writeup on AHA MEDIA

The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.

Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!

Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook,  Youtube and Flickr!

AHA MEDIA Twitter   @AHAMEDIA  @AprilFilms  

AHA MEDIA Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AHAMEDIA

AHA Media YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/AHAFilm

AHA Media Flickr Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/AHAMEDIA/sets

 

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