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Contact: Meredith Beatrice,

MEDIA ADVISORY: Flamenco Performance at Mission San Luis

Tallahassee –

The Florida Department of State’s Folklife Program announces a free concert featuring traditional flamenco artists Paco and Celia Fonta and modern flamenco group, Maharajah Flamenco Trio at Mission San Luis on Thursday, September 15 beginning at 7 p.m. The performance will be the culmination of a three-day Artist Residency conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Fonta in Tallahassee. This event is presented by the Florida Folklife Program and Mission San Luis in partnership with the FSU Center for Music of the Americas.


DATE AND TIME:           Thursday, September 15, 2016

                                       7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

LOCATION:                    Mission San Luis

                                       2100 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee

PARTICIPANTS:            Traditional flamenco artists Paco and Celia Fonta will be joined by Silviu Ciulei, David Cobb, and Ramin Yazdanpanah of the Maharajah Flamenco Trio. An introduction will be provided by Director of the Center for Music of the Americas and Coordinator of Musicology at FSU Denise Von Glahn and State Folklorist Amanda Hardeman.

RSVP:                             No RSVP is necessary, and the event is free to the public. 



About the Florida Department of State’s Florida Folklife Program

The Florida Folklife Program, a component of the Florida Department of State's Division of Historical Resources, documents and presents Florida’s folklife, folklore and folk arts. The program coordinates a wide range of activities and projects designed to increase the awareness of Floridians and visitors alike about Florida’s traditional culture. Established in 1979 by the legislature to document and present Florida folklife, the program is one of the oldest state folk arts programs in the nation. For more information visit

About Mission San Luis
Florida’s Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum was the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656 to 1704. Today, the Mission brings the early 1700s to life with living history interpreters in period dress, reconstructed period buildings, exhibits, and archaeological research. The site is managed by the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research, and support is provided by the Friends of Mission San Luis, Inc. Mission San Luis is Tallahassee’s only National Historic Landmark. Mission San Luis is located at 2100 West Tennessee Street in Tallahassee, Florida, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mission San Luis is pet-friendly to animals on leashes all year round. For more information visit

About the Center for Music of the Americas

The Florida State University Center for Music of the Americas promotes the scholarship, performance, and dissemination of musics found in the American Hemisphere. It facilitates initiatives within the College of Music, across the university, and throughout the north Florida community. For more information visit