UNM dance professor Eva Encinias Sandoval has spent her life with flamenco. Its fierce energy, she says, is the "cultural expression of a people who had no voice" -- the persecuted gypsies, or Romani people, of Spain. Eva and her Albuquerque-based organization, the National Institute of Flamenco, have been working for almost 30 years to promote an art form that's largely unknown to American audiences. For seven days in June, celebrated dancers, singers and musicians from Madrid and Andalusia will perform, and lead workshops, as part of the Institute's 28th Festival Flamenco Internacional.
Eva previews the dancers and singers who will headline Festival Flamenco 28 in this longer version of the interview.