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For immediate release: Cerro Negro Welcome Home Concert
Sat Nov. 28th at the UUC concert hall

The Flamenco Jazz Fusion group Cerro Negro is celebrating their return home to Fresno with a concert entitled “Bringing It Home”. After living in San Diego for six years, the group returns to the San Joaquin Valley full of experience and exuberance. While living in San Diego, the band was able to take residency with the Sociedad Flamenco Cultural de San Diego. This organization, infamous for its weekend long Juergas (Flamenco jam sessions), was the peña (Flamenco Club) that the group performed for regularly. This gave these musicians the unique opportunity for them to play with the entire gamut of San Diego’s Flamenco scene. It has been over a year since the group has performed back here in Fresno.

Fresno Unitarian Church, 2672 E. Alluvial (between Chestnut & Willow).
Nov 28th 7:30pm.
Tickets: $15 advance; $20 day of performance.
Tickets available online: or phone John 559-284-5128

Cerro Negro joined by local friends will amaze both new and old audiences a like. After playing for more than ten years, the band has achieved a level of musical sensitivity rarely seen anywhere. They have traveled over the years from Boston to Hawaii from the Gulf of Mexico to Montana. “Fresno is a Jewel...”, says John Martin III vocalist and percussionist the group. “ People in Fresno don’t often realize what a great place Fresno is to live. After traveling all over the country we can finally see Fresno for the first time. We are rich, even in these times.”

Cerro Negro’s return in 2009 is cause for celebration. The audience will be treated to a full banquet of musical cultures, styles and instruments.. John Martin III, Dusty Brough, and Frank Giordano bring their gypsy fire and roots back home on this tour. In addition to the favorite Flamenco rooted songs fans love, they will be playing new songs influenced from a year of intense traveling, recording and touring. While they are known for their Flamenco rhythms and acoustic cultural blend which they continue to master and rediscover, the group returns to Fresno enhanced with strange instruments, electronic sounds and dance oriented grooves.
Arts Specialty:
Flamenco music
Choose your art category specialty below:
Music/Dance/Opera, Traditional/Folk Arts
Guitar Player, Other Instrument(s), Other type(s) of Dancing

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At 8:33am on October 13, 2010, Rosemary Lakovich said…
Happy Birthday John! Hope you have a great day. I'm wondering if you played at Lost Lake [last month] 'Bring Back The Salmon' festival? If so, it was wonderful. If not, I look forward to hearing more of your music. Peace, Rosemary

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