Potingue and the Latin-Flamenco Ensemble are celebrating 20 years of classes and performances at Community Music Center!
Chus Alonso is inviting everyone who participated in the Latin-Flamenco Ensembles, as well as Potingue’s much appreciated audience, to return to the Community Music Center on May 31 to celebrate this milestone with great music, dance, food and beverages. Potingue will be joined by 20 guest musicians, former Latin-Flamenco Ensemble participants.
Under the direction of Chus Alonso, more than 200 musicians have passed through these ensemble classes over the years. Some of them are now part of the professional Latin music community. Many were CMC faculty members, CMC staff and even CMC Board of Directors members.
These classes have been relevant to a wide range of experience levels, from intermediate to professional. Professional classical and jazz musicians participated in Potingue ensemble with various goals, such as: expanding their musical horizons, becoming familiar with Latin styles, experiencing flamenco grooves, developing their rhythmic skills, and practicing improvisation.
Thousands of people have attended Potingue’s performances at CMC and other venues: La Peña Cultural Center, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Ruth’s Table at Bethany Center, Saint Francis de Assisi Community, Notre Dame Plaza, Chapel of Chimes, University Club, Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Crowden Music Center, Sunday Streets, Bollyhood Café, El Rio, etc.
Sponsored in part by the CMC Faculty Partnership Grant