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San Jacinto College
News Release
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

SJC Central presents performance by L'Aljama de Bétera from Valencia, Spain


PASADENA, Texas — The folkloric group L'Aljama de Bétera from Valencia, Spain, will perform at San Jacinto College (SJC) Central on Friday, Oct. 14.


Presented by Solero Flamenco and La Casa de España, this performance will give audiences an opportunity to enjoy authentic music, song and dance from this region of Spain, known as the birthplace of paella and famous for its rich history and folklore. The show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Jan Corbin Recital Hall, located inside the Dr. Monte Blue Music Building.


A narrator with L'Aljama de Bétera will provide a brief background of the region and of the pieces presented. Of particular interest is the “jota“ song and dance form, which is also practiced in other provinces of Spain. As the singer delivers an opening verse, dancers clad in colorful costumes and alpargatas (espadrilles) proceed to dance.


Admission is free to all SJC students with a valid student ID. General admission is $10 and $7 for members of La Casa de España Houston. Tickets may be purchased at or at the door during the night of performance. San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.


A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival, a nonprofit collaboration of San Jacinto College South, Solero Flamenco, and the Consulate General of Spain in Houston. The highly successful second annual flamenco festival will be held at the SJC South Campus in May 2012, and is free to SJC students and faculty. For more information, visit


About San Jacinto College: Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The College, an Achieving the Dream Leader College, is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in over 140 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. Our graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.


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