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Percussion Workshops with Master Percussionist Israel Suárez "Piraña from Spain

  • Carola Zertuche Centro de Arte Flamenco 670 South Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Bio and Photo Courtesy of Berklee College of Music:

Israel Suárez, known as "El Piraña," is one of the most renowned cajón players in the flamenco world. The son of Ramon "El Portugués," he began his career by joining renowned flamenco singer Nina Pastori's group. He has since collaborated with many renowned artists and worked with the great flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucía. Watch a video from Suárez's master class at the Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia, Spain.

"El Piraña" is on tour with the Paco de Lucia Project (the San Francisco performance is sponsored by SFJAZZ on Wednesday, November 8 and is nearly sold out already). We are thrilled to have this special opportunity to study with him during his brief visit to San Francisco.

The workshop is a one-hour class, all levels, from 9 pm - 10 pm on Tuesday, November 7 and again from 1 pm - 2 pm on Wednesday, November 8 at the Carola Zertuche Centro de Arte Flamenco.

Workshop fees: $25 for each workshop in advance; $30 for each workshop drop-in

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