Notas de 4: A Fusion of Latin Jazz, Cuban, and Flamenco Rhythms
Get ready for an unforgettable musical experience on January 20, 2024, as Calgary's Cornerstone Music Cafe welcomes the captivating quartet, Notas de 4, led by the remarkable vocalist Silvia Temis. Silvia, hailing from Calgary, Alberta, has left an indelible mark on the world of music with her enchanting voice and her unique blend of Latin jazz, Cuban, and Flamenco rhythms.
Born in Mexico and educated in architecture and design, Silvia's journey into the world of Flamenco was a fascinating one. Initially, she discovered Flamenco while designing a Flamenco show, which ignited her passion for this captivating art form. Silvia's exploration led her to embrace Flamenco dancing and eventually kindled her fascination with Flamenco singing, known as "cante." She honed her singing skills under the guidance of prominent Flamenco singers (cantaores) both in Spain and Canada.
In Calgary, Silvia shines as the frontwoman of Notas de 4, captivating audiences with her powerful vocals. She has also been an active participant in the local Flamenco community, collaborating with artists like Holly Blazina, a renowned Flamenco guitarist. Silvia's talents have graced stages at events such as the EXPO Latino Festival in 2015, where she performed with the Fiona Malena Ensemble and Salero Calo Flamenco group. She has also been a driving force behind organizing the Calgary Flamenco Festival and is deeply involved in the local Flamenco scene.
Beyond Calgary, Silvia's talents have taken her to Toronto, where she has wowed audiences with the Esmeralda Enrique Dance Company at the Hispanic Fiesta in 2017. She has also collaborated with dancers like Carmen Romero and formed a dynamic duet with Benjamin Barrile, a skilled Flamenco guitarist. Silvia's magnetic performances have left their mark at the Festival Flamenco du Montreal in 2013 and 2014.
Silvia's dedication to her craft was recognized when she became a recipient of the Artist Entrepreneur program at Canada's Music Incubator in 2016, hosted by Coalition Music. Her mission is clear: to foster collaboration among Flamenco artists across Canada and to bring together musicians from various musical backgrounds, creating a unique and genuine musical fusion.
Don't miss the chance to experience the captivating rhythms and mesmerizing vocals of Notas de 4, led by the extraordinary Silvia Temis, as they take the stage at Cornerstone Music Cafe on January 20, 2024. It promises to be a night of music that will touch your soul and leave you with lasting memories of this remarkable artist and her passionate commitment to the art of Flamenco.