Jan 2014

Beau Bledsoe awarded grant from MAAA

Ensemble Ibérica artistic director, Beau Bledsoe has been awarded a professional development grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance to attend the 2014 Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City, Mo. Ensemble Ibérica president Bill Cutler and E.I. artists Jeff Harshbarger, Karim Memi, Jordan Shipley and Fedra Barrera will also be in attendance.

Ensemble Ibérica to debut at 2014 Folk Alliance Conference.

Ensemble Ibérica will make their debut performance at the 6th annual Folk Alliance Conference opening night showcase on February 19th - February 19th, 8:30pm Pershing West location. The Ensemble will consist of Beau Bledsoe -guitars, Jordan Shipley -guitars, Jeff Harshbarger -bass, Karim Memi -vocals and special guest vocalist from Mexico Fedra Barrera.

The International Folk Alliance conference is an annual event that draws together music industry professionals from throughout the world to share ideas, network, and celebrate traditional music and dance. It is an event of celebration, education, and entertainment.

Welcome Daniel Thompson

Ensemble Ibérica welcomes Daniel Thompson aboard as our consulting attorney. Daniel is a recent graduate of the Columbia Law School and is an associate at the Husch Blackwell law firm. He has lived and studied in Spain and is an aficionado of music and wine from the region. Daniel is currently working with KCVLAA via Husch Blackwell to help support the arts and other pro-bono activities.