Ian began drumming at the age of 12 in symphonic style drumming capturing many solo and drumcorps titles / awards on the Maritime and North American circuits including Champion Supreme on numerous occasions and the 2000 North American Championships. In 1994, Ian widened his focus to cuban, west african, middle eastern, and brazilian percussion.
A chance meeting through mutual friends brought Joyce into our flamenco fold. Now over a decade later, Joyce is a mainstay of the Maria Osende Flamenco Company and has established herself as a talented flamenco singer (cantaora). Her
Events in Celebration of World Flamenco Day We are excited to announce two in person World Flamenco Day events at at the Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library. Tuesday, November 16, 12pm - Flamenco World Day program FREE
Rachel James is the newest member of the Maria Osende Flamenco Dance Co. A seasoned professional flamenco dancer, Rachel made flamenco the primary focus of her professional life years ago and has been a wonderful asset to our flamenco community,
Dance was a big part of Karen's life growing up in Cape Breton and she has dabbled in most dance forms at some point. Before starting to learn flamenco dance, Karen enjoyed belly dancing for many years. Eight
Daniel is one of our flamenco musical super stars. He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator and a guitar virtuoso. To hear some of his music, visit: http://danielmacneil.ca/ What is your relationship with Nova Scotia? I was born here