Mojácar in Performance
Our work has taken us to to some amazing places since Mojácar Flamenco was first formed in 1996. We’ve played caves, clubs and concert halls, private events, intimate back rooms and outdoor festivals. These are just a few of the highlights from the past 20 years.
On Tour with Concrete Blonde
Mojácar Flamenco was the opening act for Concrete Blonde’s 2002 tour across 22 cities in the U.S. and Canada. Lead singer, Johnette Napolitano loves flamenco and sang with Mojacar each night. The band was great and we fell in love with their fans.
Mojácar joined with Ramya Harishankar of the Arpana Dance Company and the Pouian Persian Music Academy to present Triveni, an evening of collaborative works combining Flamenco, Indian, and Persian music and dance.
Mojácar in Concert
Mojácar’s first evening-length concert was presented by Arroyo Heritage at the McKinley Auditorium in Pasadena. The show combined traditional flamenco pieces with flamenco jazz pieces created for this event. The program featured performances by emerging flamenco artists, Sara Para, La Sole and Rocio Ponce.
Sur Jerez Competition
While studying flamenco in Jerez, Stephen’s teacher, El Carbonero, encouraged him to take part in take part in the Sur Jerez Competition. This competition, broadcast on Spanish television, sought new artists for the Palo Nuevo record label. Stephen, the only non-Spanish artist to make it to the finals, placed second.
Mojácar in Mojácar
Mojácar Flamenco got its start in 1996 while Stephen and Katerina were at Fundación Valparaíso, an artists’ retreat in Mojácar, Spain. During their stay, they were asked to perform in concert for the local arts community. Stephen composed eight new pieces for this event, including an homage to Manuel de Falla and a series of pieces blending flamenco and Latin jazz. These pieces became Mojácar Flamenco’s core repertoire, later featured on Mojácar’s studio CD, Al Que Quiere.
Mojácar at the Madrid
From 2004 to 2006, Mojácar presented a series of concerts at the Madrid Theater in Los Angeles. These pivotal concerts allowed Mojácar to expand into more experimental, more theatrical work. They included early versions of Romance Sonambulo and Cantan Los Fuegos and featured over a dozen guest artists with backgrounds in traditional flamenco, Latin jazz and classical music.
A Fusion of Cultures
Katerina and Stephen were invited to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, to teach members of the Performing Arts Company (PAC) of the Folk Dance Department a series of flamenco pieces collectively entitled Cuadro Flamenco, using Katerina's choreography and Stephen's music.