Morada Way Art Walk

Enjoy a relaxing evening perusing local fine art, imbibing local craft beer and wine, listening to music, and seeing your favorite people!
Live Music on Blue Marlin Stage, Florida keys brewing co and more…
Please bear in mind, this is a socially distanced event and we respectfully ask artists, visitors, and patrons to wear masks so that we may be able to continue to host this event.

Caña Flamenca

November 28th 7:30 pm
Free Concert ICE and Village of Islamorada Founder’s Park Amphitheater

Donations Welcome

“El Tiburon”, is the artistic name given to Luis Linares. Luis was born on September 29th 1972, into a gipsy family with a long and accredited tradition in flamenco. This list includes his grandfather, Jose Cepero,”El Poeta”, his aunt Rita Ortega, uncle Juan Serrano, father and mentor Jose Linares, “El Patriarca”, and mother Carmen Linares, “La Chiqui”. Tibu grew up in a home, which doubled as his parent’s flamenco dance studio, occasionally watching and absorbing dance classes and rehearsals. Luis devoured his father’s flamenco guitar and cante tutelage from a very young age. Later honing his skills accompanying Fandango and Danza Hispana in San Antonio and The Boston Flamenco Ballet. Luis later went on to study with El Pulga, and Santiago Aguilar, and has had the opportunity to take a few guitar and a structure classes with Jose Luis Rodriguez, as well as cante with Vicente Redondo “El Pecas”. Tibu has performed in Ecuador, Mexico, Germany, Spain and through out the United States. He recently finished an eight-month contract on Royal Caribbean’s Voyager, as headliner in the 1500 seat La Scala Theatre. Luis is currently finishing up his third album due to be release later this year, working on a clever, original screenplay, “THE VIDEO DIARY OF MIGUEL CORTEZ” and writing fresh music and lyrics to his distinctive, original theatrical flamenco show, “Vivo y Sueño Flamenco”.
Tibu has had the pleasure of working with Antonio Hidalgo, Jose Junco, Jose Moreno, Liliana de la Caridad, Roberto Castellon, Clarita Filguiras, Vicente Griego, Valeria Montes, Nata Novela, Kyoko Terrada, Canela, Antonio Santa Ella, Martin Gaxiola, Edwin Aparicio, Carlota Santana, Teo Morca as well as many others.

Jorge Luis Perez “Romerito de Huelva”, based himself in Sevilla and Huelva, studying with respected guitarist Mario Escudero, and Jose Luis Rodriguez. Jorge Luis became the first Latin American to be awarded the title of Honorary Member of the Peña Flamenco de Huelva, giving him the opportunity to accompany such great Flamenco singers as Eduardo Garrocho, Manolo Castilla, and the incomparable Paco Toronjo. Romerito has performed with such companies as Jose Greco II, Carlota Santana’s Flamenco Vivo, and Bailes Ferrer amongst others. He has also been featured in Festivals such as Michigan’s International Festival of World Music and the University of New Mexico’s Festival Internacional. He has worked in cross-cultural fusion projects with local South Florida artists and companies such as Joe Zeytoonian of Harmonic Motion and Richard Brookens of Yellowbell, and the Association of Performing Arts of India.

Anaely Mahia, began her flamenco dance studies at La Academia del Centro Andaluz de la Habana and the Flamenca Ecos Company. She would later continue her education with prestigious teachers of the genre like Maria Juncal, Antonio El Pipa, Gabriela Gutarra, Antonio Delgado amongst others. She’s been part of many prestigious internacional events such as La Huella de Espana, Festival Flamenco Barcelona 2010, She has also performed throughout Russia, Sweden and Estonia. Anaely now resides in Miami and works the local flamenco tablao scene and teaches and choreographs at Jennie’s Dance Studio.

Julio Perez, is a self-taught percussionist who has developed his tremendous style, absorbing the intricate Cuban and Spanish rhythms first in his homeland of Cuba and later touring the world. Julio has shared the stage with David Torrens, Juan Carlos Suárez, Efrain Amador, M. Alfonso, Polito Ibanez, Tony Avila, as well as members of the world renown “Buena Vista Social Club”. I addition to performing on multiple cruise ships Julio has performed in Sweden, Russia, Italy, France, as well as the Bellas Artes in Havana.

 

 

John Bartus Live

Very few towns or cities could ever claim that their Mayor was a smokin’ hot guitar player. The island city of Marathon in the Florida Keys is one of those towns. While politics is a temporary call to service, music is a life sentence. John Bartus, a more-than-four-decade full-time professional musician, singer, and songwriter, continues to raise the bar with his groundbreaking solo acoustic show.

John’s songs cover a wide spectrum of topics – there are love songs, love-gone-wrong songs, and story songs about characters like the fun-loving Joe from “Vegas Town,” the Drifter from “Hit the Road Again,” the smuggler who ran out of luck from “Kiss Your Life Goodbye,” the dancer from “The Way It’s Meant to Be,” and the follower of visions from “Velvet Elvis.” There are songs about dealing with life (“Victim of Gravity”) and death (“Goodbye”). There is the tribute to the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia astronauts as well as John’s father, a Saturn IB launch team engineer (“Dawn’s Early Light”). And there are the Tropical Americana songs – “Palm Trees in Paradise,” “Captain of His Own Destiny,” “The Islands of Marathon” – that show the influence of living in a tropical island town for nearly 40 years.

Rag Magazine wrote in an album review, “John Bartus could well be a force to be recorded with, in the very near future. The song, ‘Velvet Elvis,’ is reminiscent of the soft sarcastic style of Warren Zevon: a man, eating donuts in the Black Lung Cafe, receives a vision from ‘The King’ through a velvet Elvis hanging on a wall, and is inspired to go to Graceland to steal one for his own, even though it means jail time. The remainder of the CD is done in the story song style of Joshua Kadison with the Florida themes of Jimmy Buffett. A pure storyteller in a minstrel’s soul, Bartus’ voice is crisp and clear, and the music is easy to enjoy.”

John’s most recent CD releases are the Keys Disease 10th Anniversary Remaster, and Live From the Florida Keys Vol. 2. Two new studio CDs, After The Storm and Time & Tide, will be released in 2017, coinciding with the 37th anniversary of John’s first shows in the Florida Keys. John performs more than 200 shows a year throughout the Florida Keys. He calls these shows, many of them regular recurring dates, his Perpetual Island Tour. His solo acoustic shows are never-planned-in-advance journeys into creative live looping and feature John’s originals as well as his interpretations of select cover songs

You might have to subject yourself to a tropical island getaway in order to see John Bartus live – after three years on the road in the early 1980s, he figured out to stay in one place and let the listeners come to him. You’ll also have to put up with fishing, diving, beaching, fun in the sun, the world’s best seafood, and a tropical cocktail now and then… but the music is worth it!

David Feder Bohemian Flamenco

Dave Feder Plays instrumental Romantic Fingerstyle Guitar Music with a Latin Flair.

David has a magic way of making you feel like an old friend with songs
that are original and intimate. 

He is a master guitarist who plays his own intricate Flamenco influenced finger-style music
with a laid back island feel.” – NPR

“You have a treasure in your midst…the great Dave Feder” – Jimmy Buffett

David Feder Bohemian Flamenco

Dave Feder Plays instrumental Romantic Fingerstyle Guitar Music with a Latin Flair.

David has a magic way of making you feel like an old friend with songs
that are original and intimate. 

He is a master guitarist who plays his own intricate Flamenco influenced finger-style music
with a laid back island feel.” – NPR

“You have a treasure in your midst…the great Dave Feder” – Jimmy Buffett