Flamenco Evening: Mendak, Soto y Kowal, Pegudo 

Flamenco Evening: Mendak, Soto y Kowal, Pegudo

30 August 2020 | 20:00

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant, 13 Oławska Str., Wrocław

Tickets: 30 PLN available at Vertigo and biletin.pl

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We will end the holidays with a bang of flamenco! On August 30, the Polish-Spanish-Cuban line-up will perform on the Vertigo stage and will take you to southern Spain. Emotional dance and singing, an energetic rhythm section and a virtuoso guitar – this is what the wonderful quartet will present: Anna Mendak, Borja Soto, Damian Kowaliński and Osmar Pegudo. Join us!


Anna Mendak “Samira” is a belly and flamenco dancer, psychologist by profession. For over 25 years, she has performed on stage in various artistic projects as "Samira," giving countless shows in both dance styles. She is one of the precursors and the most known and respected dancers as well as flamenco and oriental dance instructors in Poland. She runs courses and workshops for the invitation of many dance schools throughout the country and during the most significant dance festivals in the country and abroad. In the years 2008–2009 she was the artistic director of the 'Nova Orient' Belly Dance Festival in Katowice. In 2015, she was the choreographer of the main heroine of the Egyptian fairy tale series "Arabian Nights" broadcast by Arab TV. Together with some bands and solo she performed at many folk, guitar and dance festivals, she has repeatedly appeared on the radio and television.


Borja Soto is currently the only Spanish flamenco singer living in Poland, from Seville. He has been performing in Poland since 2013 in various formations during such events as: Unfinished European House / Songs as part of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 cycle, Jazz at the Palace – Moszna Castle, Duende Festival in Poznań, Polish Dance Platform, Folk Inspirations Łódź, Ethno Jazz Festival Wrocław, European Capital of Culture – Inauguration 2016, Music Festival in Bukowiec, International Folklore Festival in Zielona Góra, BRAVE Together. Artistic director of the Flamenco Evenings concert series.


Damian Kowaliński is the first Polish flamenco guitarist who in the academic year 2011/2012 received a scholarship for outstanding results in studying the guitar at the internationally recognized Fundación de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren school in Seville, where he spent a lot of time taking lessons from the best masters of this genre. He currently lives in Poland and performs regularly in Poland and abroad with the most outstanding artists. He also invites musicians and dancers from Spain, introducing the Polish audience to the art of flamenco in its authentic form. Damian Kowaliński is primarily an active musician, but also a composer and teacher of flamenco guitar.


Osmar Pegudo Álvarez is a Cuban drummer. He learned to play the drums with famous musicians in Cuba, such as Changuito and prof. Enrique Lazaga. In the years 2008–16 he played in several orchestras, of which the most important were Estrellas Cubanas and Grupo Cuba Libre. In 2017 he came to Poland as a musician of the orchestra José Torres and Havana Dreams. He participates in important music projects with well-known Polish and foreign artists, such as Project Santana Live by Leszek Cichoński, Moisés Bethencourt and The Cuban Latin Jazz.

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