Spring Flamenco Fiesta
April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm$40.00
Performance By Maharajah Flamenco Trio 💃
A Feast Provided by Real Paella 🥘
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**Sale ends April 25th**
The Maharajah Flamenco Trio delivers a moving and dynamic expression of Flamenco Nuevo (New or “modern” Flamenco), by blending traditional Spanish rhythms with jazz, classical, and world music.
The Trio also provides a historical and cultural context of flamenco, and the Romani, or gitano, people whose ancestors left northwest India around 1500 years ago and arrived in Spain in the 1400s. The Maharajah Trio’s performance captivates the mind and delights the spirit!
Silviu Ciulei, PhD
Having begun his musical training at an early age, Romanian born guitarist Silviu Ciulei was soon winning prizes in national and international competitions, first in Europe and more recently in the United States. His interest in Flamenco was first awakened while on a family holiday in Spain. It was not long before he moved to Cadiz, Andalusia the heartland of flamenco. There he began several years of intense study, which he brought with him to Tequila, a group that gained national attention in his native Romania. He recently graduated with his Ph.D. in classical guitar performance under the tutelage of Bruce Holzman, Director of the Guitar Program at Florida State University’s College of Music, one of the leading figures of guitar teaching in the US. Silviu is currently Professor of Guitar at Furman University and Wake Forest University. Visit silviuciulei.com for more biographical information on Silviu.
David Cobb, MM
Bassist David Cobb began his musical journey in the middle school brass section but was soon lured by the sound of strings and began teaching himself guitar and electric bass, expanding his classical background into the American styles centered around these instruments: blues, rock, jazz, and soul. A xenophile from an early age, David has always sought out sounds from around the world and his compositions and playing embody that journey. Combining the feel of soul music, a wealth of Latin American/Caribbean rhythms and melodic sensibilities from Africa, Western Asia, and Eastern Europe are reflected in his style. David recently earned his Master’s degree in musicology from Florida State University, with an emphasis in ethnomusicology. His master’s thesis dealt with experiences of musical ecstasy, particularly the moments of duende in flamenco performance. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Humanities at Tallahassee Community College.
Ramin Yazdanpanah, PhD
Rounding out the rhythm section, percussionist Ramin Yazdanpanah’s sounds echo the Outback, the Silk Road, the Caribbean, and his native Florida home. Ramin expresses the soulful and passionate rhythms of his Cuban-Iranian heritage on Cajon, darbuka, and a variety of world percussion. His skill on the Australian didjeridoo has redefined the possibilities of flamenco. He has performed and recorded with numerous artists in numerous musical forms, ranging from classical, jazz and folk, to funk, Latin, and hip-hop; from the east coast to the west coast and beyond. Ramin has earned a Ph.D. in Multilingual Multicultural Education from Florida State University, focusing on personal growth through cultural exchange and language learning. He is also the founder of Full Circle Language Learning and Teaching (https://www.fullcirclelanguage.com/).
Family owned and operated, Real Paella was founded in Tallahassee, Florida in 2006. We are committed to providing you with the highest standards in quality, service, and presentation.
Juan Ten entices the senses with cooking demonstrations and live flamenco music. The genial gastronome specializes in paella, a signature dish of Spain that brings families and friends together around the giant pan from which the delectable dish is served. Juan re-creates the experience during live demonstrations as guests gather around the cooking site filling their nostrils with the aromatic fragrances of roasted garlic, spices, and al dente saffron Valencian rice. Ears remain attuned to the mellifluous melodies of master guitarist Silviu Ciulei, strumming the harmonious beats of flamenco music, while tongues stay entertained with the Spanish cheeses, olives, chorizo and a glass of sangria. When the main course arrives, anticipating eaters relish in the tender meats, seafood, or vegetables resting atop a bed of delicious rice.
Real Paella’s tempting tastes derive from fresh local ingredients and spices, rice, and oil imported from Spain. The master chef only uses all-natural, never processed products, and only of the very best quality (https://realpaella.com/).