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You wouldn't be completely off base if you characterized René Heredia (right) as a romantic: As one of Denver's most well-known flamenco guitarists, he teases unusual and exotic sounds out of his instrument, introducing his audiences to the styles of a different culture. It seems fitting, then, that Heredia and his Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theater are providing the music for Moonlight Safari, a "spiritual and intellectual journey of music and dance" being held Saturday, November 2, and Sunday, November 3, at the Mizel Museum of Judaica. The multinational festival will showcase music, dance and food from India, Spain, Morocco, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. Imported goods, a henna artist and an exhaustive buffet are among the attractions on the bill, but it's the music that's the primary attraction here. With so many countries represented, the two-day event is likely to leave you with a bit of culture shock -- the good kind.
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Chris Decker