tamar ilana &
Tamar Ilana has been dancing flamenco since the age of seven and began her flamenco singing career in Barcelona in 2007 under the tutelage of Montse Cortés. She has studied, lived and performed in Paris (Les Glottes-Troters) and in Seville (La Fundación de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren).
Tamar has studied cante with such masters as Rocío Márquez, Encarna Anillo, Esperanza Fernández and Arcángel, and baile with Rocío Molina, Javier LaTorre, Juana Amaya, and Adela Campallo, among others. She has performed at flamenco festivals across North America with numerous companies including Esmeralda Enrique, Fin de Fiesta Flamenco, Flamenguitos del Norte, Jorge Miguel, Caroline Planté, and her own ensemble, Ventanas.
Together with Matt Sellick, based in Thunder Bay, ON, this project can be presented in various formats from duo to quintet:
Tamar Ilana - vocals/dance
Matt Sellick - Flamenco Guitar
Chendy León - percussion (Jesse Cook, Amanda Martinez, Sultans of String)
Shirlita La Pili - vocals/dance
Jessica Hana Deutsch - violin/bass/vocals
@themsellick / mattsellick.com