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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
Alba Molina Alba Molina “Canta a Lole y Manuel” con la guitarra de Joselito Acedo
Juan Parrilla Herencia
David Carmona Un sueño de locura
Diego Guerrero Vengo caminando

Friday, May 18
María Terremoto La huella de mi sentío
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
Ezequiel Benítez Quimeras del tiempo “Recuer2”
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.


Artist Profiles: Miguel Angel Cortés

Miguel Angel Cortés

Miguel Angel Cortés was born in Granada (Spain) on January 26th, 1972. The Cortés family is well known for its fine guitarists so it is not surprising that Miguel Angel displayed an early enthusiasm for carrying on the family tradition. His unusual talent was discovered when he was given a guitar at the age of 8. He made his debut into the world of flamenco at the Zambra del Sacromonte club in the famous Gypsy caves of Granada.

By the time he was 14 years old Miguel Angel was already touring extensively throughout Europe, the United States, Turkey and Japan accompanying top Flamenco dancers such as Mariquilla, Manolote, Antonio Canales, Javier Barón and Juan Andrés Maya and flamenco singers José de la Tomasa, José Merce, Chano Lobato, Luis El Polaco Morenito de Illora and Estrella Morente.

In 1994, Miguel Angel won the Paco de Lucía Guitar Award. For the past several years he and his brother Paco Cortés have been working and touring with one of the leading flamenco singers in Spain, Carmen Linares. They also worked on a music project in collaboration with several other musicians and El Guito, formerly Paco de Lucia’s dancer.

Miguel Angel Cortés – Photo by Guido Leclerq

Miguel Angel’s pride as a Gypsy musician compels him to continue composing and performing Flamenco music. He is traditional in his approach while still being an active participant in the exciting ongoing evolution of Spanish guitar music.

To me it is more important to ‘feel the pain’ with sensibility when playing flamenco because anyone can achieve technical speed by rehearsing 12 hours a day.”

In 2006 he released his second solo CD: “Bordón de trapo”, produced by Gerardo Nuñez and with the guest appearances by Carmen Linares, Arcángel and Esperanza Fernandez.

In 2019, Miguel Ángel Cortés presented his work “Sonantas en tres movimientos” in Chicago. This project intertwines flamenco and classical music.


Patriarca (Antequera Records/Alula Records, 1998)
Bordón De Trapo ‎(Nuba Records KAR7714, 2006)


Flamenco 2017 Nimes

Nimes, a city in southern France, is celebrating flamenco with an impressive program featuring some of Spain’s finest performers.

Flamenco 2017 Nimes Program

January 12 and 13, 2017
Venue: Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Rocío Molina, dance

January 13, 2017
Venue: Odéon
La Taranta por Bandera with
Vocalists: José Heredia “Josélete de Linares”, Bartolomé de Haro “Toli de Linares”, Belén Vega, Nazaret Romero
Guitarists: Juan Ballesteros, Pedro Montesinos

January 14, 2017
Venue: Institut Emmanuel d’Alzon
Perico Santiago (vocals) and Antón Fernández (guitar)

Perico Santiago and Antón Fernández


Venue: Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Rafael Rodriguez “El Cabeza” on guitar, accompanied by guest dancers Rocío Molina, Milagros Menjibar, Javier Barón; and David Palomar (vocals), José Anillo (vocals), Isa Rodriguez (percussion), Roberto Jaén (palmas).

Rafael Rodriguez “El Cabeza”


January 15, 2017
Mehstura at Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Artistic Direction and choreography: Jesús Ortega
Associate artistic director: Juan Carlos Guajardo
With Zaira Santos, dance; Vicky González, vocals; Sara Castro, guitar; Eva Soto, dance; Nane Ramos, vocals; Rosa Escobar Lόpez, violin; and Miriam Cantero, percussion.

Zaira Santos


January 16, 2017
Venue: SMAC Paloma | Scène de Musiques Actuelles de Nîmes Métropole
Dorantes (piano) with Javi Ruibal (drums and percussion); Pastora Galván (dance); and Renaud Garcia-Fons (bass).



January 17, 2017
De sepia y oro show at Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Andrés Peña (dance) and Pilar Ogalla (dance) with: Miguel Soto “Londro” (vocals), David Carpio (vocals), Inma Ortega “Melchora” (vocals), Anabel Rivera (vocals), Rafael Rodríguez (guitars), Diego Montoya (palmas), Roberto Jaén (palmas).

Andrés Peña and Pilar Ogalla


January 18 and 19, 2017
Flamen’Comic! at Théâtre Christian Liger
Flamenco cartoons by Eddie Pons with Jesús de la Manuela on vocals and Anton Fernández on guitar.

January 18, 2017
Venue: Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Jesús Mendez (vocals) with Manuel Valencia on guitar; Diego Montoya and Manuel Salado on palmas; and Luis Carrasco on percussion.

January 19, 2017
Venue: Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Miguel Ángel Cortés (guitar) presenting Sonantas en tres movimientos with Los Makarines and Dani Bonilla on palmas and backing vocals; Jorge Pérez “El Cubano” on percussion. Guest dancer: Ana Morales.

January 20, 2017
Venue: Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Manuel Liñán (dance) presenting Reversible. Guest dancers: Lucia Álvarez “La Piñona”, José Maldonado and “El Torombo”; Miguel Ortega and David Carpio on vocals; Francisco Vinuesa and Pino Losada on guitar; and Miguel “El Cheyenne” on percussion.

January 21, 2017
Venue: Institut Emmanuel d’Alzon
María Terremoto (vocals) and Antonio Moya (guitar)

Venue: Théâtre Bernadette Lafont
Vicente Amigo (guitar) accompanied by Añil Fernández (second guitar), Paquito González (percussion and cajón), Ewen Vernal on bass, Rafael de Utrera on vocals, and dancer El Choro.

Vicente Amigo


More information at: theatredenimes.com/festival-flamenco

Headline photo: La Taranta por Bandera


Groundbreaking Flamencos and Mestizos Series Returns Tomorrow to Madrid

Ana Pilar Corral
Ana Pilar Corral

The SGAE Foundation has put together a new edition of its cutting-edge ‘Flamencos y mestizos’ series. The concert and dance series will take place from June 16 to 19 June, starying at 21:00 (9:00 pm) at Sala Berlanga in Madrid.

The series will feature performances by Sandra Carrasco and Alba Heredia; the guitar duo of Miguel Angel Cortes and Jose Maria Gallardo, accompanied by dancer Carolina Pozuelo; singer Vicky Romero with violinist Lamaya Flamenca; and the vocals of Ana Pilar Corral and Mercedes Rios.

Alba Heredia
Alba Heredia

The series will begin on June 16 with the vocals of Sandra Carrasco, who will present her new album, Oceano, accompanied by piano. Dancer Alba Heredia, will present her first show as a solo performer.

Jose Maria Gallardo and Miguel Angel Cortes
Jose Maria Gallardo and Miguel Angel Cortes

Guitarrists Miguel Angel Cortes and Jose Maria Gallardo will present their show ‘Lo Cortés no quita lo Gallardo’ on June 17 along with dancer Carolina Pozuelo.

Vicky Romero
Vicky Romero

On June 18th, Vicky Romero will showcase her flamenco roots along with Japanese violinist Lamaya Flamenca.

The series will close on June 19 with a set of copla-style (couplets) songs by Ana Pilar Corral and Mercedes Ríos titled Princesas de la Copla.

Show times: 21:00
Sala Berlanga
Calle Andrés Mellado 53, Madrid
Price: 5.50 euros
Tickets available at ticketea.com


Miguel Angel Cortés and José María Gallardo to perform at Flamencos y Mestizos Series in Madrid

Jose Maria Gallardo and Miguel Angel Cortes
Jose Maria Gallardo and Miguel Angel Cortes

On June 17, 2016 World class guitarists Miguel Angel Cortés and José María Gallardo will present their new project Lo Cortés no quita lo Gallardo, one of the most ambitious Spanish guitar projects in recent years.

Dancer Carolina Pozuelo will also perform that day. Born in Madrid in 1984, in a family of musicians, she has channeled her artistic expression through dance. Pozuelo dominates all forms of Spanish dance, classical and contemporary. She’s been part of the Joaquín Cortés dance company, the Nuevo Ballet Español and Antonio Gades and has performed on stages around the world. Currently, she’s presenting her new work titled De la Habana vengo a la Habana voy.

Show time: 21:00
Sala Berlanga
Calle Andrés Mellado 53, Madrid
Price: 5,50 euros
Tickets available at ticketea.com