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thumb AnnaMariaClassical and flamenco guitarist AnnaMaria Cardinalli-Padilla will mark Hispanic Heritage Month at Tennessee Tech University.

The guitarist and opera singer, who is known as AnnaMaria, will perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the second floor multipurpose room of Roaden University Center. She will give a concert and discuss flamenco’s impact on culture and history.

AnnaMaria and her ancestors have lived in Santa Fe, N.M., for nearly 20 generations and are a link to the world’s best-preserved enclave of Spanish colonial culture. She has been performing and recording CDs since she was 15 years old, including performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and for the Spanish royal family.

A scholar of the early roots of Spanish flamenco and the influences of Muslim, Christian and Jewish culture on the art, AnnaMaria earned her doctoral degree from the University of Notre Dame before she was 25 years old.

Sponsored by TTU’s Office of Minority Affairs, the performance is free and open to the pubic.