Toma Que Toma

Toma Que Toma, a flamenco fusion ensemble from Charlottesville, Virginia, brings the virtuosic Old-World intensity of flamenco to modern American ears and eyes. Drawing on the danceable exuberance of the Gipsy Kings and the genre-bending rhythms of Spanish flamenco stadium rockers Ojos de Brujo, this group of classically trained and multi-disciplinary musicians and dancers – hailing from the U.S., Brazil, and Venezuela – has layered jazz and blues flavors with ballet and modern dance amid the complex rhythms, mournful melodies and flamboyant costumes of traditional flamenco. Toma Que Toma has appeared at Floyd Fest, Tom Tom Founders Festival, Mary Baldwin College, Live Arts theatre, the Mockingbird music hall, and the State Theater. TQT presents theatrical performances and workshops that build on the playful, intimate sensibility of their long-running Charlottesville “juerga,” a Spanish-style flamenco party that brings audiences into the show to clap, shout and dance along.

Toma Que Toma