Airs Thursday, January 21, at 8 p.m. The history of flamenco dates back to 1774 when it first began to appear in literature. With roots from Andalusia and the Romani people from Spain, its format usually involves singers, guitarists, dancers and the iconic sound of hand clapping. Most of the artists performing flamenco come from family traditions, including 33-year old cantora Estrella Morente, heiress to one of Spain's greatest musical dynasties. In this episode, we listen to Estrella Morente's Georgia debut at the 2014 Savannah Music Festival.

Airs Thursday, July 18 at 8 p.m. His real name is Francisco Gustavo Sanchez Gomez and he was born in 1947 in Algeciras, a city in the province of Cadiz in Spain. He likes to eat soup and drink wine, but is also internationally renowned as a flamenco guitarist, for which he uses the stage name Paco de Lucia. Tune in for part one of a two-part program featuring Paco de Lucia in his Savannah debut at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival.


Nov 10, 2012

Airs Saturday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m.  Fiesta! is a new, original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to your listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio Barilari is the host and creative force behind this series. He invites listeners to enjoy and learn about the lively and compelling sounds of Latin American classical music. On this weeks program we'll hear Na es eterno by Bulerias; guitarist Carlos Montoya in Flamenco; pianist Rosa Torres-Pardo in De Falla's Danza Del Terror; flamenco singer Rocio Marquez in the Flamenco Tango; the Granada Serenata from the Suite Espanola No. 1 by Albeniz; the song Sale el Sol by Enrique Morente; the  Intermezzo from Goyesca by Granados featuring Nancy Steltmann on clarinet and Mary Louise Vetrano on piano; and De Falla's Danza Ritual Del Fuego with pianist Rosa Torres-Parda.