VAAC hosts Jarana for their Christmas event
The Valentine Area Arts Council (VAAC) would like to invite you to their Christmas event on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 6:00 p,.m. at the Valentine High School Auditorium. Jarana is a Latin-American band from right here in Nebraska! Daniel Martinez is the founder Jarana. Daniel is a Flamenco guitar stylist, composer, and teacher and hails from Iquitos, Peru. Growing up surrounded by the ocean and the Amazon, Martinez first picked up the guitar as a young teen at the encouragement his mother. He quickly discovered his natural talent for playing by ear and followed the natural path of a teenage boy pushing the boundaries. It wasn't until he moved to the United States and enrolled at Union College in Lincoln in 2002 to study English as a second language that he started to take his music seriously.