Lakshmi “La Chimi” Basile
Flamenco with La Chimi
Be transported to the heart of Spain and explore flamenco’s diverse roots through an evening of music and dance with internationally acclaimed dancer La Chimi. This is guaranteed to be a moving and joyous evening you do not want to miss!
Lakshmi Basile “La Chimi” will be performing with her dance troupe accompanied by live musicians, creating an authentic performance experience that will transport audiences to the streets of Seville! Explore flamenco’s diverse roots through an evening of music and dance. The intimate setting provided at Mingei International Museum allows the audience to truly embrace the passion of this art form. This concert will leave you wanting more.
General Seating: $20
VIP Seating: $40
Mingei Members receive a 10% discount.
The ticket price includes admission to the performance and access to Mingei International Museum’s Gallery Level ($14 value) after 4 PM on the day of the performance. The Commons Level is free for all.
Please purchase your tickets early. These performances sell out well in advance.
Proceeds support hands-on world music and dance programming for San Diego students in schools underserved by the arts.
About Lakshmi “La Chimi” Basile
Lakshmi Basile, nicknamed “La Chimi” by her peers, is a flamenco dancer and performer of the highest level. Born and raised in San Diego, La Chimi is one of the first and only Americans to have cultivated a successful career in Spain, the cradle of flamenco. There she was awarded the coveted national prize, the Concurso de las Minas de La Unión, as well as the Concurso Nacional de Arte Flamenco de Córdoba.
Her artistry has deeply moved flamenco critics, receiving high praise from journalists such as Alberto García Reyes of ABC Sevilla, who described her performance as “a heart-wrenching homage to the romantics of pure flamenco.” “Her dance,” wrote poet and flamencologist Félix Grande, “is one of controlled joy.”
Health and Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend these performances. Please bring a picture of your vaccine card or the card itself. Masks are required indoors for all guests (ages 2+) regardless of vaccination status.
Major Grant Sponsor
Financial support was provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
Become a Sponsor
For details on sponsorship opportunities, please visit the Center for World Music’s 2022 World Music at Mingei Sponsorship Information.