Two essential flamenco documentaries will be presented January 26-28, 2015 at Sala Berlanga in Madrid. The films include Flamenco from the Roots (Flamenco de raíz) by Vicente Pérez Herrero; and Sacromonte, The wise men of the tribe (Sacromonte. Los sabios de la tribu) by Chus Gutiérrez.
This small sample of films explores the essence of flamenco from different and new perspectives. Flamenco from the Roots (2013) by filmmaker Vicente Pérez Herrero, investigates the anthropological dimension of music and the momentum of dance and voice, covering aspects of flamenco such as the intimate and familiar level, and manifesting through multiple interviews that, rather than a style of music, flamenco is a way of life.
On the other hand, Sacromonte, the wise men of the tribe (2014) is the new production of Chus Gutiérrez, accustomed to portraying social and ethnic messages (Gypsy Soul, West). In this film, she passionately documents the history of a legendary district, the Sacromonte barrio in Granada, through a range of artists and legends of flamenco that lived there and made their art a reality.
Monday, January 26
19:00. Flamenco from the Roots. 85 minutes
21.00. Sacromonte, the wise men of the tribe. 94 minutes
Tuesday, January 27
19.00. Sacromonte, the wise men of the tribe. 94 minutes
21.00. Flamenco from the Roots, 85 minutes
Wednesday, January 28
19:00 h. Flamenco from the Roots. 85 minutes
21.00 h. Sacromonte, the wise men of the tribe. 94 minutes
Sala Berlanga, Calle Andrés Mellado 53. Madrid. Price: 3 euros.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart.
Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.