(flamenco guitar, viola, percussion) Ph.D. Ethnomusicology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Morocco. Musician, composer, scholar, concert promoter and activist, Julia Banzi continues to challenge the status quo as one of a very few female flamenco guitarists worldwide. In Andalucia's Granada, Sanlucar de Barameda, and later at Madrid's Amor de Dios studios, Julia has studied with some of Spain's finest guitarists including Isidro Munoz, Manolo Sanlucar, David Serva, Felipe Maya & Rafael Morales. She later immersed herself in Classical Arabic & Ladino music & language and Classical Andalusian Music. Dissertaton "Flamenco Guitar Innovation and the Circumscription of Tradition" (07) and thesis "Women's Andalusian Orchestras of Tetouan, Morocco" (02). Julia is also preparing a book on her interviews and photographs with the late master of Andalusian music, el Maestro Mohammed ben Arbi Temsamani.