Lucia & Valdemar Bio
Lucia Rodriguez-Sanchez and Valdemar Phoenix have been performing together since 1983. Their work, firmly based in the essence of traditional flamenco, also reflects a contemporary approach to the art.
Lucia and Valdemar have performed at major international festivals, at college campuses, schools, and arts events throughout Texas, where they are based. Their work has also taken them to Alabama, Louisiana, New York, the New England States, Canada, and Washington.
They were the subject of a Houston PBS documentary, and they are the producers of Gráfico, a made-for-TV video production, which was broadcast through Time-Warner. Their first CD, Nuestra Sangre Flamenca was released in 1998, and their second CD, Ritmo Azul, was released in July 2005.
In 2006, they expanded their repertoire by forming CELT IBERIA, dedicated to the musical arts of northern Celtic Spain, including Galicia and Asturias. This is not a flamenco-celtic fusion. It is authentic Spanish Celtic, distinct from other forms of Celtic or Spanish music. In 2010, they released their Celt Iberia CD, Celtic Connection.
Information on Celt Iberia can be found in the navigation menu page CELT IBERIA.