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The long-running, mostly monthly Forever Flamenco occasionally breaks out of the traditional Spanish flamenco trinity of dancers-guitarist-singer, and this is one of those times as Spain meets up with two distinctively American musical genres. In Sonikete Blues: Woodshedding, dancer Cihtli “La Gallardi” Ocampo displays her traditional chops plus flamenco’s compatibility with both jazz and Mississippi delta blues songs. Providing musical help are Ramón Porrina on cajon, vocalist Emi Secrest and the Ethan Sultry Group (vox/guitarist Ethan Sultry, upright bassist Ben Shepherd, and keyboardist Mitch Forman. Ocampo is a major presence in the SoCal flamenco scene. This intriguing effort displays a willingness to explore the compatible elements inherent in two American musical genres with the soulful nature of flamenco.

The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., Silver Lake; Sun., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. $40-$50, $30 students & seniors; fountaintheatre.com.

Ethan Sultry & Cihtli Ocampo (Photo by Sari Makk)

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