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Guided By… Series at 20th Flamenco Biennial in Seville

The 20th edition of the Flamenco Biennial will expand to new venues in Seville such as Factoría Cultural-Polígono Sur a place where flamenco is a natural experience.

Each Saturday, September 8, 15, 22 and 29, at noon, the series “De la mano de… (Guided by…) will take place. This is one of the great novelties this year, a project that pursues the discovery of new artists sponsored by three well known artists, each one of them from the three disciplines of flamenco jondo art (guitar, dance and song). These great artists are acclaimed guitarist Gerardo Núñez, celebrated dancer Farruquito and renowned cantaor (singer) José Valencia.

Guided by José Valencia… will introduce singer Ismael de la Rosa “El Bola; Farruquito will present Antonio Amaya “El Petete”; and Gerardo Núñez will introduce guitarist Álvaro Martinete.

The series will close on Saturday 29 with the show “3,000 Descendants”.

More about the Flamenco Biennial at www.labienal.com


Inauguration of the 19th Bienal de Flamenco in Seville


The 19th Bienal de Flamenco begins today, Thursday, September 8, 2016. The events will begin at 8:00 p.m. at the Plaza del Triunfo de Sevilla with the launch of Carmen and Melquiades, flamenco rhythm machines produced and marketed in Seville. These machines work as automatic percussion instruments capable of reproducing the rhythms of flamenco.

The machines will be operating during the Biennial at different stages of the festival, and during this opening day the creator of the machines, Ignacio Rodriguez and guitarist and musical director José Torres will be available.

At 8:40 p.m., right around sunset, singer José de la Tomasa will perform a toná from the Lion’s Gate of the Alcazar of Seville, calling all fans and visitors of the city to share and enjoy the Biennial.

Later, at 9:00 p.m. (21:00) in the Plaza del Triunfo, dancer Farruquito will lead the #flashmobflamenco that has been scheduled at this time and place, based on his own choreography. This event will be lived and enjoyed collectively in the city of Seville and throughout the world as well, in more than 30 locations around the world, thanks to the live connection offered by the Twitter tool called Periscope. The countries include Costa Rica, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Japan, Turkey, Poland, Chile, Russia, South Korea, Ecuador, Uruguay, Belarus, Holland, Brazil, Czech Republic, Canada, the United States, Italy and Germany.

At 10:00 p.m. at Espacio Santa Clara, the National Poetry Prize and Gold Medal of Andalucía, Antonio Hernandez, will read the Literary Proclamation of the Biennale, an event that is after twelve years of absence.

The Triana district will also experience its particular opening of the Biennale at 7:00 p.m. on Calle San Jacinto. It is the place chosen for the beginning of educational activities related to the reuse and recycling of waste designed by Lipassam coinciding with the celebration of the Bienal de Flamenco in different locations in the city during the month of September and the first week of October. This initiative, open to the participation of all citizens, includes workshops, construction of musical instruments and flamenco accessories as well as an exhibition.

More at www.labienal.com


Flamenco Summit Festival Reveals 2016 Program

Madrid’s iconic flamenco festival Suma Flamenca will take place June 16 – July 3, 2016. Presented by the Madrid regional government, Suma Flamenca is one of the greatest flamenco festivals in Spain.

This year’s program features celebrated artists such as Vicente Amigo, Juan Carmona, Estrella Morente and Farruquito.

Next concerts

Vicente Amigo, Concierto flamenco
Wednesday, June 15, 20:30 (8:30 p.m.)
Teatros Del Canal, Sala Roja (Madrid)
Ticket price: 19 – 25 €

Mayte Martín, Cosa de dos
Thuesday, June 16, 20:30 (8:30 p.m.)
Teatros Del Canal, Sala Roja (Madrid)
Ticket price: 19 – 25 €

El Pele y Carmen Linares
Friday, June 17, 20:30 (8:30 p.m.)
Teatros Del Canal, Sala Roja (Madrid)
Ticket price: 19 – 25 €

Flamenquillos, La Nube Viajera
* Canciones populares infantiles
Friday, June 17, 19:00 (7:00 p.m.)
Auditorio De La Escuela Municipal De Música (Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid)
Ticket price: 5 €

Juan Carmona, Mis pasiones
Friday, June 17, 23:00 (11:00 p.m.)
Café Berlín (Madrid)
Ticket price: 12 €

Estrella Morente, Estrella & Riqueni
Saturday, June 18, 20:30 (8:30 p.m.)
Teatros Del Canal, Sala Roja (Madrid)
Ticket price: 19 – 25 €

Caño Roto, Concierto flamenco
Saturday, June 18, 20:00 (8:30 p.m.)
Centro Cultural Paco Rabal (Madrid)
Ticket price: 8 €

Farruquito, Improvisao
Saturday, June 18, 19:30 (8:30 p.m.)
Teatros Del Canal, Sala Roja (Madrid)
Ticket price: 19 – 25 €

Headline photo: Vicente Amigo