Judy Cantor-Navas is a Grammy-nominated writer, producer and traveler devoted to introducing new audiences to the diverse music of Spain and Latin America, and the stories of its artists and origins. She has written and spoken about classic and contemporary flamenco for media including Billboard, NPR, Radio Gladys Palmera, The Miami Herald and No Depression magazine.
Judy was Cultural Music Consultant for the 2021 Oscar-nominated Disney Animation Movie “Encanto,” and has been a music curator and writer for MTV, Google, Napster and major and independent record labels. She was nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award in the Album Notes category for the box set The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions, and was the recipient of a 2019 Latin Grammy Foundation research grant. Awards for her writing include a National Music Journalism Awards First Prize for Feature Writing, a Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade prize for criticism and an Inter American Press Association Fellowship to Buenos Aires.
Judy is the translator of the new book Cha-Cha-Chá: A Dance and an Era, published by Madrid’s Gladys Palmera Collection. Her projects set for release in 2022 include a box set that tells the story of the pioneering Cuban record label Panart, and a podcast about Latinx punk, for which she served as story producer and lead writer. Judy’s many adventures include a stint writing for The Associated Press from Sevilla, where she covered Diego Maradona’s comeback as a player for Sevilla FC. Originally from New York City, she now lives in Barcelona with her husband and son.
-Music Specialist Host
-Deluxe hotel room or suite
-All breakfasts (7 total with Vejer Add On)
-3 lunches (5 including Vejer Add On)
-Musician Tour Leaders
-All music, city, and historical tours
-Cultural city tour by kayak
-Prime entry into Flamenco Biennial events
-1 dinner (3 including Vejer Add On)
-Transportation to events (As needed – most events and other destinations are close by and we will walk quite a bit on this tour – please bring comfortable shoes!)
-Airport arrival and departure transportation to Sevilla, Spain (SVQ)
-Unique flamenco workshops
-Music or dance flamenco lessons
Prices are per person based on one private premium hotel room (3-4.5 stars) and double occupancy. Single Supplement is for solo travelers that wish to stay in one hotel room. You are welcome to share a room with another preferred travel partner at double occupancy rates. Just let us know!
The price stated above is in US Dollars and based on an ACH bank transfer from our 3rd party merchant. If you wish to use a credit or debit card there will be a 2% fee added. We do not accept cash or checks.
Prices vary for different tours and accommodation options such as deluxe rooms and suites. Our travelers typically include both people traveling together and individual travelers. If you have any special requests please let us know. We will work with you to make sure you have the perfect space and feel comfortable during your stay.
If our dates do not work for you, keep in mind that we also do personalized tours with custom dates and group sizes. More info here
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