performing the Boston premiere of Homenaje.
"A first-class dancer, he reveals the essence of flamenco, showing his deep knowledge of the art."—El País (Spain)...
Dancer Pepe Torres is a polyrhythmic powerhouse whose superb footwork provided the main percussive support for the award-winning ensemble Son de la Frontera. Raised in Andalusia's Morón de la Frontera, a hotbed of Gypsy flamenco, he has toured extensively with Martirio, Antonio Canales, Sara Baras, Manuela Carrasco, Farruquito, Juana Amaya and many others. Torres comes to Boston with his own acclaimed company for the first time, performing Homenaje, a centennial tribute to his grandfather, legendary Gypsy flamenco singer Joselero de Moron, and a celebration of his family's unique contributions to the history of flamenco, which also includes his great-uncle, guitarist Diego del Gastor.
Official Website: http://www.worldmusic.org/concerts_event_indiv.php?p_seq=835
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