Flamenco company celebrates 20 years

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Six years after a fire destroyed everything, the National Flamenco Institute is stronger than ever, celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

“That was a big deal for us. It was definitely a landmark in our organization’s history,” Joaquin Encinias, Director of the Flamenco Company Yjastros said. Right away, leaders planned to start creating something special.

The organization ended up opening up a new institute in the Sawmill area, just in time for their 20th Anniversary. “We’re really proud that we’ve come from the fire and pulled together as a community and now we have a brand new home,” Encinias said.

The anniversary performances of the Yjastros Troup will be at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Nov. 8-9, featuring new costumes made by four local seamstresses. “The costumes are always an ongoing process,” said Encinias. All costumes will have a special flare, proving the passion of this group cannot be put out. “We’re really proud that we’ve come from the fire,” Encinias added.

For information on the Yjastros Flamenco Troup and tickets for the event click here.

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