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New York Mills Cultural Center to present live flamenco music and dance

The music and dance event is on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cultural Center visual arts gallery space.

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Sachiko “La Chayí'' will be performing at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.
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PERHAM — The New York Mills Regional Cultural recently announced an upcoming live flamenco music and dance event on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cultural Center visual arts gallery space.

2017 McKnight Dancer Fellow Sachiko “La Chayí'' invites audiences to join her Southern Spanish tablao-style Flamenco. The show features internationally recognized artists, singer Juan Pedro Jiménez (of Cádiz, Spain and New York City) and guitarist Juanito Pascual (of Minneapolis).

A native of Osaka, Japan, Sachiko “La Chayí” Nishiuchi is a Twin Cities-based Flamenco dancer, teacher, choreographer and organizer. Besides her work as an independent artist, her current projects include an informal group, Twin Cities Flamenco Collective.

Juan Pedro Jiménez, a native of Cádiz, Spain, was raised performing with the family Romeros de Vejer. A singer and guitarist, he studied music at the Royal Conservatory. He currently collaborates with NYC Flamenco artists and can be seen performing regularly in the tri-state area.

Jonathan “Juanito” Pascual is an internationally recognized guitarist. His sound is a blend of traditional and contemporary flamenco with influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead to Miles Davis and J.S. Bach.

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COLORES FLAMENCOS will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Prior to this public performance, Sachiko will visit the New York Mills Public School to connect with local students and share a flamenco experience.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments are available, and all are welcome.

For more information and to get tickets, call the Cultural Center at 218-385-3339 or visit the center's website at www.kulcher.org .

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