The first edition of the Fusion x Camarón festival will take place in San Fernando (Cadiz province, Spain) on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The event will coincide with the 69th anniversary of the birth of legendary flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla. The festival takes the revolutionary figure of Camarón as inspiration and central topic of its programming, providing a glance at current innovative flamenco.
La Familia Camarón (Camarón Family) will open the festival. The other artists announced are Raimundo Amador, Kiko Veneno, Diego Carrasco, Maloko & Carrasco Family, Maka, Tomasito, Nani Cortés & Lin Cortés, Alba Molina, María José Llergo and psychedelic Andalusian rock band Derby Motoreta’s Burrito Kachimba. The event will take place in a temporary covered space at the San Fernando Fairgrounds.
Camarón de la Isla was a groundbreaking artist in flamenco art. He released a seminal innovative work, the album “La leyenda del tiempo” (The Legend of Time). That recording sought new expressions, new airs, and new sounds. Guest artists featured In “La leyenda del tiempo” included some of most innovative Spanish artists of the time: Kiko Veneno, Raimundo Amador, Tomatito, Jorge Pardo, Rubem Dantas, Gualberto and Andalusian rock band Alameda, among other artists, and the no less revolutionary producer Ricardo Pachón.
Two of those artists, Kiko Veneno and Raimundo Amador, head this new festival, FusiónxCamarón, along with Jerez-born cantaor (singer) Diego Carrasco; his nephew Maloko accompanied by his Carrasco Family; Granada artist Maka, and the whirlwind of gitano (gypsy) rock Tomasito.
More information at Fusión x Camarón.