Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest work, “Flores de Verano Flamenco en Vivo,” to the White Clover Grange in Nehalem on June 29 and the Fairview Grange in Tillamook on Aug. 8. After a year of confinement and self-reflection, Fuentes has created “Flores de Verano, Flamenco en Vivo,” a program that celebrates rebirth and new beginnings.

“Flores de Verano” will feature traditional Flamenco musical forms as well as contemporary themes. Fuentes will be joined by singer/guitarist Diego Amador Jr., direct from Sevilla. All safety guidelines will be followed. This event is part of an extensive West Coast tour.

More information and tour dates at

Flores de Verano Flamenco en Vivo

June 29 at 8 p.m.

White Clover Grange

36585 Oregon 53, Nehalem, OR, 97131

General admission $26, VIP seating in the first 2 rows $40, front row seating benefactor $55, child $12

Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com

Aug. 8 at 8 p.m.

Fairview Grange

5520 E. 3rd St. in, Tillamook, OR, 97141

General admission $26, VIP seating in the first 2 rows $40, front row seating benefactor $55, child $12

Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com\

new music from Diego Amador Jr.

Savannah Fuentes in Calistoga.

Savannah Fuentes, Flamenco dancer, and producer, is one of the only touring artists in the Pacific Northwest region with deep connections to Flamenco culture, presenting “…real Flamenco, straight and stunning,” (Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer.) She has independently produced and danced in over 300 performances and workshops featuring internationally recognized Spanish Flamenco artists, including Carlos de Jacoba, Saray Munoz, and Jesus Montoya.

Savannah Fuentes was born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry. Her fascination with Flamenco dance (baile) and singing (cante) came to her in early childhood, fueled by watching a Flamenco performance on television “…and, although I was just a child, I felt an immediate connection to the art form.”

Ms. Fuentes considers Flamenco a lifelong study, an artistic journey she began in her late teens that continues to this day. She has studied with many notable Flamenco artists including Guadiana, Joaquin Grilo, Eva Yerbabuena, El Farru, and Isabel Bayon. Ms. Fuentes attributes her formation as an artist to her most significant mentor, Maestra Sara de Luis.

Accompanied by her notable guest artists, Savannah Fuentes tours the West annually, bringing delighted audiences authentic, passionate Flamenco performance art. She regularly tours throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona – often performing for communities that would otherwise be unable to enjoy this unique art form.

Diego Amador Jr., a Flamenco singer, guitarist, was born in Seville into a family considered “Flamenco royalty.” His father is the celebrated Flamenco pianist Diego Amador and his uncles Rafael and Raimundo Amador were the founders of the popular Flamenco band “Pata Negra.”

From a very young age, Diego Amador Jr. began performing and touring with some of Spain’s top Flamenco artists, including Remedios Amaya, La Susi, Lole Montoya, Farruquito, and Joaquin Cortes. Diego Amador Jr. is also an accomplished Flamenco percussionist, and pianist as well. He is releasing his first album as a singer/songwriter, Presente en el Tiempo, on June 20.

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