HVFF Brings Live Flamenco to the Hudson Valley | Local Ads


KEEP – The Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival (HVFF) brings live flamenco back to the Hudson Valley with three live events on August 14 and 15.

The Festival brings together local artists, nonprofits and businesses for two days of events located in Newburgh, New Paltz and Gardiner.

“We’re back,” said Anna Librada, Founder and Creative Director of HVFF.

“After disappearing last year due to Covid, we are very happy to work with local artists, businesses and nonprofits so that we can provide the community with the opportunity to come together and enjoy of art and each other in a safe and responsible manner. “

Featured artists include dancers Anna Librada, Elisabet Torras Aguilera, Patricia Muniz, guitarist Andreas Arnold and singers Barbara Martinez and Mario Rincon.

Co-producers The Vanaver Caravan, Green at Safe Harbors, Whitecliff Vineyards and Unison Arts make the events possible.

Flamenco, known as folk art, is a collaborative art form that originated in southern Spain that includes singing, percussion, guitar, and improvised dancing. Although often performed in informal settings, it has also been elevated to the rank of high art. It is popular all over the world, especially in Spain, the United States, and Japan.

Flamenco for All will take place on August 14 at 11:30 am at the Green at Safe Harbors in Newburgh. Andreas Arnold will perform at 6 p.m. on August 14 at Unison Arts in New Paltz. The main Festival performance will be at 6 p.m. on August 16 at Whitecliff Vineyards in Gardiner.

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