"Martinez was electrifying in her raw fury and glorious joy."
- The News Review, October 2013
Mele at Tucson Meet Yourself 2012.
Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo, directed by Mele and Jason Martinez, has received Tucson Meet Yourself's first ever Artistic Fellowship! This amazing opportunity for collaboration will help flamenco THRIVE in Tucson! Special guests will join FDPV at the 42nd Annual Tucson Meet Yourself Festival in downtown Tucson this October 9-11th.
Mele is a recipient of Tucson Pima Arts Council 2015-2016 New Works Grant! This grant will help fund Luz: a flamenco concert honoring mothers who live and work as artists. Details coming soon!