Toque Flamenco was born early in 2014 when Mario Sota and Marilú (who are a couple) shared the vision of creating a truly unique flamenco experience in order to promulgate the flamenco culture in Western Canada. Joined by Karito (dancer and Marilú’s sister) and by some of Vancouver best talents as guest artists (violin, flute and second guitar), this project has ever since led to the perfect blending of each other’s talents, tons of inspiration, dedication and creativity, which altogether creates astounding shows every single time.
The band performs flamenco with passion and rhythmic precision, creating festive and breathtaking flamenco shows that include music and dance. Toque Flamenco performs pure/traditional flamenco as well as accessible or unrestricted “popular” flamenco. They enjoy pushing boundaries and doing songs that are outside the normal flamenco repertoire such as rock, Argentine tangos and Latin music. In a manner similar to jazz, this band plays with improvisation and complex rhythmic patterns to create exciting and entertaining pieces that are distinctive every time.