Esther Marion

Photo: Adam Weintraub

Photo: Adam Weintraub


Dancer  Esther Marion and guitarist Rafael Vargas
Arte Flamenco has been performing in this area of the country for many years and
the Duo can easily be also a trio, a quartet, for they collaborate often and produce
Flamenco shows that involve traveling artists coming through town and/or
also local Flamencos.


Please read under section” Bio” in this website


Peruvian music writer and guitarist completed his music studies at the University of Washington. His guitar studies of world genres allow him to have a versatile style which enables him to work with different music ensembles and musical settings. While Rafael is adept at a number of musical styles, he has devoted himself to the intensive demands of the flamenco art and has been bringing his dynamic and powerful guitar playing to concert halls of the Northwest as a soloist as well as a member of ensembles, such as Peña Flamenca de Seattle, Café Cantante and Andalibre. His intense desire to acknowledge world music has led him to explore, and express his musical experiences through his recording material “Amanecer” with his band Luna Nueva.