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Top Spanish Artists to Perform at Flamenco Festival at Joe’s Pub in New York

María Terremoto

The Flamenco Festival Festival returns March 7 through March 17, 2019 to expose this World Heritage artistic expression with eight performances on the intimate stage of the eclectic downtown New York club Joe’s Pub.

Following a 2018 season that reached 45,000 spectators, the 2019 edition of Flamenco Festival USA further develops the Festival and its partners’ commitment to flamenco music’s many different expressions. The piano of Chano Domínguez, the guitars of Antonio Rey and Miguel Ángel Cortés, the flute of Sergio de Lope, and the voices of María Terremoto and Ismael Fernández showcase flamenco’s unique colors across the spectrum.

Sergio de Lope

The Jerez-born cantaora María Terremoto is set to perform on March 9 at 9:30 p.m. and the Toledan cantaor Israel Fernández on March 7 and March 10 at 7:00 p.m. They are both excellent examples of traditional flamenco. Terremoto will present La Huella de mi Sentío accompanied by Nono Jero (guitar) and José “El Pechuguita” (voice). Fernández will present Universo Pastora accompanied by Keko Baldomero (guitar).

For his 9:30 p.m. March 8 show, co-produced by the Instituto Cervantes, Sergio de Lope, the winner of the 2017 International Competition of Cante de las Minas de la Unión, presents Ser de Luz, an exhibition of how dialogue with multiple genres of music can fill flamenco expression with nuance and light.

Antonio Rey and Mara Rey

One of the greatest flamenco guitarists of his generation, Antonio Rey, will arrive to New York on March 9 at 9:30p.m. with his show Two Parts of Me, accompanied by the dancer and cantaora Mara Rey. On March 10 at 9:30 p.m., Diego Guerrero will celebrate his New York debut with selections from his first album Vengo Caminando, nominated “Best Flamenco Album” for the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Diego Guerrero

In collaboration with the World Music Insitute, on March 7 at 7:00 p.m., Sevillian cantaor Ismael Fernández will premiere songs from his latest album, Trato. That same evening, at 9:30 p.m., guitar maestro Miguel Ángel Cortés will play his first New York headliner performance, Sonantas en tres Movimientos, alongside Dani Bonilla (chorus and percussion) and Lucía “La Piñona” Álvarez (dance).

Chano Dominguez

On March 8 at 7:00 p.m., acclaimed musician and composer Chano Dominguez will present his integration of flamenco and piano jazz.

As in past years, Flamenco Festival is additionally complemented with activities in New York City outside of Joe’s Pub, including the free-to-attend exhibition Garabatos Flamencos by Ándrés Mérida (running March 5 to 18 at La Nacional); the presentation of the book Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco by K. Meira Goldberg at Martin Segal Theater at the CUNY Graduate Center on March 5; and Ballet Flamenco de Sara Baras at New York City Center on March 7 through 10. Concurrent with these New York events, Flamenco Festival will continue in Miami, Chicago, and Washington DC with additional performances.

For further information on Flamenco Festival, visit www.flamencofestival.org

For the complete Flamenco Festival at Joe’s Pub lineup, visit:publictheater.org/en/Programs–Events/Joes-Pub/Flamenco-Festival-NY-2019-at-Joes-Pub/

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Artist Profiles: María Terremoto

María Terremoto

María Fernández Benítez, better known as María Terremoto, was born in Jerez de la Frontera in 2000. She is part of a famous family of flamenco artists; her grandfather was Fernando Fernández Monge “Terremoto de Jerez” and her father is singer Fernando Fernández Pantoja “Terremoto.”

Since she was a child, María Terremoto has participated in many flamenco zambombas (Flamenco Christmas carols performed during Christmas in Jeerz) with her family, in which she unexpectedly became the central character of each performance. At nine years old, Maria was responsible for a crucial moment in her father’s life, the great Fernando Terremoto, when she performed on stage in the flamenco nightclub (tablao) that bears his name. That day will be evoked forever by all who were there, because unsuspectingly, Fernando passed the artistic torch to his daughter Maria in what would be his final farewell to the stage.

In mid-2014, at just fourteen years old, Maria began to make infrequent performances in Jerez. Progressively, she began to perform more often and traveled outside of Jerez, making her mark in the jondo (flamenco deep roots) scene.

Her big opportunity came in February 2016, during the significant Festival de Jerez. María gave a flamenco performance at the Palacio de Villavicencio that left everyone astonished. That moment generated unparalleled press acclaim for such a young artist. She was just sixteen years old.

This performance was the beginning of a tour of flamenco clubs and major festivals, such as the peñas de Huelva, Torres Macarena de Sevilla, La Niña de los Peines de Arahal, Casabermeja de Málaga , Pozoblanco, Baeza…and festivals such as Grazalema, Pedrera, Casariche, Pruna, La Caracolá Lebrijana and the Flamenco Fridays of Jerez, among many others.

María Terremoto – Photo by Paco Barroso

On September 22, 2016, Maria performed a concert at Seville’s Flamenco biennial that many have called historic. After numerous positive reviews, she was the youngest artist to ever be awarded the high-status ‘Giraldillo Revelación 2016’ prize, which catapulted her to the vanguard of the flamenco scene. In 2018 she received the prestigious ‘Venencia Flamenca’, an award given by the Flamenco community ‘El pozo de las penas’. After receiving this recognition, María made the rounds on the most prestigious stages throughout Spain.

María Terremoto released her first album: “La huella de mi sentío” (IR Music, 2018). The album was officially debuted at La Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla.

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The 3rd Flamenco Showcase for International Presenters Flamenco Eñe to be Held in Malaga from May 17 to 19

The third edition of Flamenco Eñe, the acclaimed showcase of new flamenco talent for performing arts presenters will take place May 17-19 in Malaga, Spain. This initiative, organized by the SGAE Foundation, with the collaboration of the Picasso Museum Malaga, the Andalusian Institute of Flamenco – Ministry of Culture of the Junta de Andalucía and Radio 3, seeks the internationalization of flamenco abroad.

For three days, the Picasso Malaga Museum Auditorium will host a total of 12 showcase concerts with some of the most significant flamenco projects performed in Spain today. The program combines well-known acts with young talents and varied styles: Alba Molina, David Carmona, Diego Guerrero, Juan Parrilla, El Amir, María Terremoto, Ezequiel Benítez, Gipsy Rappers, Laura Vital, Lorenzo Moya trio, Miguel Ángel Cortés and Kiki Morente.

Along with the audience, Flamenco Eñe will be attended by representatives of 12 festivals and presenters from Europe and the United States, invited by the SGAE Foundation to come into direct contact with the participating musicians and thus promote new avenues of collaboration among them. The guests this year include Fundarte and Old Town School (United States); Flamenco Biënnale (Holland); Toulouse Flamenco Festival and Viavox Production (France); Flamenco Festival (United States / United Kingdom); La Barraca (Belgium); Flamenco Festival Esch (Luxembourg); Dice (Austria), and Flamenco Colors Olomouc and Festival Ibérica (Czech Republic).

For this third edition of Flamenco Eñe, the SGAE Foundation convened an artistic committee in charge of designing the showcase program, including José Lebrero, director of the Picasso Museum in Málaga; María Ángeles Carrasco, from the Andalusian Institute of Flamenco; Teo Sánchez, director of the Duendeando radio show on Radio 3; José Manuel Gamboa, journalist, writer and music producer; and Juan Carmona, institutional director of Music of the SGAE Foundation. This committee has selected the 12 proposals out of a total of 113.

The program also includes a series of professional meetings between the participating groups, managers and the directors of festivals and guest presenters.

Full Program:

Thursday, May 17
19:00
Alba Molina Alba Molina “Canta a Lole y Manuel” con la guitarra de Joselito Acedo
20:00
Juan Parrilla Herencia
22:30
David Carmona Un sueño de locura
23:30
Diego Guerrero Vengo caminando

Friday, May 18
19:00
María Terremoto La huella de mi sentío
20:00
Lorenzo Moya Flamencos, Clásicos y otras Influencias
22:30 h
Laura Vital Flamenco con nombre de mujer
23:30 h
Miguel Ángel Cortés Sonantas en tres movimientos

Saturday, May 19
19:00
Ezequiel Benítez Quimeras del tiempo “Recuer2”
20:00
Gipsy Rappers Dame la mano
22:30 h
El Amir Flamenco Andalucía
23:30 h
Kiki Morente Albayzín

Sessions: 19:00 (7:00 p.m.) and at 22:30 (10:30 p.m.)s
Location: Auditorio Museo Picasso Málaga, Plaza de la higuera. Accessed from Calle Alcazabilla, 29015 Málaga.
Tickets: 6€ per session
Tickets on sale at www.museopicassomalaga.org and museum box office.

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The SGAE Foundation to Present Spring 2018 Edition of its Effective Flamencos y Mestizos Series

The SGAE Foundation has put together a spring 2018 edition of the Flamencos y Mestizos showcase series, starting tomorrow, April 12 through April 15. Shows start at 9:00 pm at Sala Berlanga Room in Madrid. The artist featured include María Terremoto, Beatriz Morales, Arturo Pareja Obregón, Esther Weekes, Pepe El Boleco, Marina Valiente, Diego Guerrero and Pepe Luis Carmona.

Flamencos y mestizos will kick off on April 12 with two of the youngest acts: first, the latest flamenco sensation María Terremoto, who at just 18 years old has already become an indispensable artist within the genre. She will be accompanied by the idiosyncratic personal style of Beatriz Morales who runs her own flamenco troupe, and fuses styles and instruments that escape tradition.

The next day, April 13, the Sala Berlanga will host the art and prodigious voice of Arturo Pareja Obregón at the piano, who will perform a tribute to his father in the form of the Sevillanas genre. Arturo Pareja Obregón recently released Como tú me Enseña. The April 13 showcase also includes the mestizaje (hybridization) of Esther Weekes, a Londoner who has created her own genre that fuses flamenco and blues.

Young flamenco singer Pepe El Boleco and Seville dancer Marina Valiente will dive into the flamenco roots to give them new meanings on Saturday, April 14.

Closing the series on Sunday, April 15, two leading artists within current flamenco scene, Diego Guerrero, recently nominated for Latin Grammy, and Pepe Luis Carmona, founder of the new flamenco group La Barbería del Sur.

Flamencos y mestizos is a showcase series created to provide a space to emerging artists who explore the border between deep flamenco and mestizo flamenco through compositions, dance and cante (flamenco singing). This is the first installment of this series in 2018 that started in 2015, directed by producer, composer and singer Paco Ortega.

Program

Thursday, April 12

María María Terremoto (cante)
Beatriz Morales (Dance)

Friday, April 13

Arturo Pareja Obregón
Esther Weekes

Saturday, April 14

Pepe El Boleco (Cante)
Marina Valiente (Dance)

Sunday, April 15

Diego Guerrero
Pepe Luis Carmona

Sala Berlanga Room
Calle Andrés Mellado Street 53.
Price: 5.50 euros.
Tickets at the box office and at ticketea.com

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