La Feria de Abril in Seville
La Feria de Abril en Sevilla
The space destined to the celebration of the Feria de Abril is situated between Los remedios and Tablada ,and they are divided in 3 sectors: El Real de la Feria , la Calle del Infierno and the car park. The fairgrounds (without any publicity or advertisement)is regulated by a strict normative which keeps the visual charming of the little village which rises up every year in Los Remedios.
The Real de la Feria is called like this because of the real (25 cents old spanish coin)that the driver charged to the people in order to drive them to the fair.
In the past Real de la feria was called to all the fair area. After, Real de la feria was the main promenade where the horses cross over and where the stands are placed.
The fair space has an area of 275.000 m2 distributed in 25 blocks and 15 streets.
Its paved streets ans its sidewalks are decorated with thousands of lanterns which will illuminate the fair nights and are distributed in the following way: The Real’s road are crossed by thousand of little lamps and traditional lighting baroques ornaments all hold up by wood posts painted in white and ornamented with vegetables garlands.
During the day the people usually ride the horses whereas the night is for going party.
The car park are placed in the nearby of the fairgrounds and the center of the Real de la feria is connected by free buses.
SIMOF 2013, XIX SALÓN INTERNACIONAL DE LA MODA FLAMENCA, del 31 de enero al 3 de febrero.
Una vez más regresa uno de nuestros salones más internacionales, vuelve Simof, Salón Internacional de la Moda Flamenca. XIX Edición.
El mayor escaparate de la moda flamenca y del talento andaluz abre su abanico con fuerza y arte en su décimo novena edición para soplar al mundo las últimas tendencias del único traje regional en el mundo capaz de evolucionar y reinventarse año tras año.
El Salón Internacional de Moda Flamenca se abrirá el jueves 31 de enero con el Certamen de Diseñadores Noveles a las 12:00 horas, en el que participarán diez jóvenes talentos que mostrarán las últimas tendencias de vanguardia en moda flamenca y complementos de todo tipo. El ganador del Certamen recibirá un premio en metálico de 5.000 € a la Mejor Colección de Trajes de Flamenca y también habrá un Premio al Diseñador Revelación, de 1.000 €; ambos premios forman parte del Programa Desencaja del Instituto Andaluz de la Juventud, de la Consejería para la Igualdad y Bienestar Social de la Junta de Andalucía.
Modelos de la talla de Eva González (jueves), Teresa Baca (viernes), Jessica Bueno (sábado) y Mª José Suárez (domingo), entre otras, protagonizarán los desfiles.
Este mismo día tendrán su oportunidad los profesionales de este Arte para dar a conocer sus novedades. Lina será la encargada de abrir la tarde del jueves con “Flamenco”, a la que seguirán los diseños de Margarita Freire, con la colección “Retazos de mi vida”; Beatriz Reina Complementos con sus diseños en “Reinas” y Rocío Peralta con la colección “Universo de colores”, inspirada en el personaje Frida Kahlo.
El fin de semana dará paso a un programa muy completo y variado. El viernes abre Ana Morón con “Pirouette” que comparte pasarela con Arte y Compás con “Amanecer en primavera”; Molina Moda Flamenca, presentará “Molina 2013”, y por último Aurora Gaviño y Mary Paz presentará “¡Más Gaviño que nunca!”.
El sábado día 2 de febrero, se celebrará por primera vez una Pasarela Benéfica a favor de la Asociación Española contra el Cáncer con los diseños de Pilar Vera, Nuevo Montecarlo, Sonibel, Ana Morón, Sara de Benítez, Arte y Compás, Loli Vera, Rosalía Zahíno, Carmen Vega, Adrián González, Lina, Molina Moda Flamenca, etc… Terelu Campos entregará la recaudación de la pasarela a la AECC
Además, el público disfrutará de los desfiles profesionales de Sara de Benítez que nos trae “Flamencas al borde de un ataque de nervios”; Rosalía Zahíno junto con Encarna Solá Complementos con “En Relevé”; Pilar Vera nos sorprenderá como siempre con su colección “A Mi Manera”; Nuevo Montecarlo deleitará a los presentes con su novedosa colección, “Siente Abril” al igual que hará Loli Vera con “El Estilo jamás se pierde”. Para finalizar la tarde, la firma Sonia & Isabelle (Sonibel Moda Flamenca) presentará su colección “Sonibel Vintage”.
Mi única llave.The title of the new album featured by José Mercé
Mi única llave. Is the title of the new album featured by José Mercé,produced by Javier Limón and published on the date 16th October 2012.The singer songwriter says about the album: “Is a flamenco album, but knowing that we are in the 21th century. Serious , sober ,deep” says the singer born in 1955 in the in the flamenco neighbourhood called Santiago de Jerez de la Frontera. Mi única llave is a flamenco , impecable album with great musical richness and good guitar-players. This album is elaborated with few elements that covers all the sonic spectrum in a good work made by Javier who has achieved to hold the album just with guitars, percussions, clappings and little more. This album has also collaborations with Eric Truffaz (Trumpeter),Allain Mallet (Piano) and Layth Al-Rubave (violinist) that provide to the album connexions with other kind of musics.
Mi única llave has a lot of surprises which enriches the album. “The best guitar-players of Spain are in the album: Diego del Morao, Pepe Habichuela, Tomatito y Manuel Parrilla” say José Mercé. Javier Limón adds “Alejandro Sanz has composed a bulería honoree to Moraíto Chico (who is José Mercé’s guitar-player died in 2011) the martinete that heads the album was recorded in Boston with fifteen girls’s chorus ; the zambra’s Salvaora by Manolo Caracol version was recorded in a Masonic church from the XIX century with the jazz’s guitar player Alain Mallet; the French trumpeter Eric Truffaz plays with Pepe Habichuela in the Elegia to Ramón Sijé, poem by Miguel Hernández , reminding the Enrique Morente’s work, there also are some fandangos from Huelva with the collaboration of Layth Al-Rubave ,a incredible 19 years old jordanian violinist…Is the most gypsy and comtemporary album of José”
Almost every songs are composed by Javier Limón and José Mercé. The first single is titled “La llave del amor”.The tangos are flamencos, energics, deeps. “The sound of this album sticks to our ear”say José Mercé who praise to Javier Limón “We know each other from long time ago and we always wanted to make together an album and it just happened. His works make you feel very comfortable.I think we have made a good album, more stabilised than the previous albums”
La XVII Bienal de Flamenco “una ciudad para el flamenco”.
XVII Flamenco biennial poster
This meeting with flamenco in Seville will be celebrated from the 3d to the 30th of september and brings in 2012 a lot of news. Among the big news at logistic level is emphasized on the recovery of the Alcazar and the Cartuja monastery, and the incorporation of the auditorium FIBES for the biennial. The siting with capacity for more than 3.000 persons and The Spanish National ballet, with the show "Medea" of Manolo Sanlucar.
They kept the classic spaces like El Maestranza, that will be taken by the big ballets. Two stars will illuminate the stage, María Pajés with Utopía Compagny and Sara Baras with her flamenco show.
Among the most original shows, the offer of Piacere & Fahmi Alqhai & Arcángel academy that will count on Patricia Guerrero a fusion between old music and Flamenco, will be celebrated on tuesday 4th of september in the Alcazar. The Evangelistas, with a solemn tribute in rock'n roll to Enrique Morente, will be another of the stand out dishes, and will be in the Central theatre on saturday 29th of september.
La voz de Enrique Morente es la verdadera inspiradora de mi baile, dice Israel Galván.
Israel Galván, the Ferran Adrià of flamenco, presents his show "La Curva" with Sylvie Courvoisier, at the piano, the sing of Inés Bacán and 'Bobote'.
Israel Galvan (Seville 1973) is now the most surprising renovator of the contemporary flamenco dance. He is like the Ferran Adrià of flamenco dance because he has been able to discover a grammar based on the experimentation of the surprise, and an incredible fragility that hides a real dance study: “I am looking for mi own liberty, I take on the risk; I know it, but I feel excited to walk close to the precipice.”
- What does La Curva means?
- It means to pay tribute to a great creator for a lot of people, unknown. The dancer from Valladolid, Vicente Escudero, lived in Paris in the Cubism time, with all the famous painters and strange people of the 20’s. Vicente Escudero had an exceptional personality. In a mythic theatre called “La Courbe” he realized several dance shows, “zapateados”, chairs pyramids and even a kind of jazz show in which Josephine Baker would have succeed.
- Do you feel close to Vicente Escudero legacy?
- I feel close to his search as artist. For a lot of people he is a stranger but he is one of the creators of flamenco. It had to be a very exceptional person, with a big creativity. He was the first one who dares to dance siguiriya.
- You are taking a very similar way… How did you manage to create a style so clear and different as dancer?
- It is a very long process. I don’t think there is an inflection point. I realized that my body was talking to me and let me know that dancing was the best expression of myself. I don’t express myself talking, but with my body.
‘Baile Flamenco’, el último espectáculo de Farruquito, vuelve al Compac de Madrid del 3 a 22 de abril 2012.
‘Baile Flamenco’, el último espectáculo de Farruquito
The flamenco is more than an art. It is the essential expression of an ancestral culture.Farruquito is its light, its sound, its roots and its pureness. With a simple, perfect and passional style, the show breathes the best of flamenco fusion...
After a world tour, Farruquito comes back on stage in Madrid with Baile Flamenco, a show which did the Premiere on the last september and we could see again in the Compac Via theater from the 3d of april and during three weeks. Baile Flamenco is a show in which Farruquito offers a route by the flamenco history, going back to the origins to spread them.
New disc of Miguel Poveda, "ArteSano"
"Ole, viva Cadiz", it is the first “jaleo” listened in the background of a deaf guitar.
Strums and his voice for the land like benediction:" Ay with the caray, caray, caray, these are the things that happen in Cai ".
Universal Music let us savouring just 48 seconds of “Qué disparate”, a step forward of what will be the next work of the flamenco singer Michael Poveda that with the title Artesano (craftsman) returns to the Flamenco courses, like gives us the recording, 48 seconds of art that let the amateur with the honey on the lips.
Return to flamenco with Cadiz very present.
And not only for the rhythmic bulerías but for the artists' list with which Poveda surrounds himself in this work that goes out to the light next 27 of March.
The masters Paco de Lucía, Manolo Sanlúcar, Diego del Morao, Manuel Parrilla, Jose Quevedo Bolita, Isidro Muñoz and Jesus Guerrero (all from the province of Cadiz) and the flamenco singer Rancapino, who takes part in Qué disparate, they parade for topics of the disc that the Catalan singer will present on the next 21st of July in the bullring of Jerez, as it has been published in his web page. Other stops of the tour of the craftsman's presentation will be Malaga, on 24th of March, Barcelona, on 29th of March, Madrid, on 8th of May and Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real) on 2d of June .
Once more comes back one of our most international, Simof 2012, Flamenco fashion international exhibition
Cartel Simof 2012
The biggest shop window of the flamenco fashion and of the andalusian's talent opens its fan with force and art in its 18th edition to blow on the world the last trends of the only one traditional outfit in the world able to be developped and reinvented each year.
SIMOF 2012 arrives with renovated air to present flowers, fabrics, shawls, necklaces and an infinity of accessories; the collections presented for the next season with the big brands and famous designers and young talents, who, each year, amaze the public.
An inevitable meeting that gets together more than 35.200 visitors in Seville, capital of the flamenco mode. The Simof is the first meeting point during which all the professionals of the sector and the fans of the flamenco fashion meet to admire exclusively all the last trends.
The most flamenco runway that pays tribute to our most universal outfit and invites us to be the witness of the flamenco fashion for 3 days, Simof 2012.
Estrella Morente opens the XX Flamenco Festival, which pays tribute to Moraito Chico
During the meeting with the press, other artists having the leading roleof the Nights from the 7 until the 11 of february, were present too.
Among them: José Cortés Pansequito, winning the flamenco prize Calle Alcala 2012 and artist who accompanies for years on Antonio Gades and who arrived in Madrid with Manolo Caracol when he was 15.
This singer, according to Reyes, is with Enrique Morente and Jose Merce, the third leg of flamenco renovation assures that he belongs to an unique generation, like the one of the 27- he said- hard to do again, thanks to which flamenco is now humanity patrimony.
Convinced that flamenco needs an impulse, he encouraged the youngest artists like Francisco Jose Ramos, Arcangel, as well present, to give a hand to flamenco.
The Price's stage is booked on Wednesday, 8th, for the artist Alonso Núñez Rancapino, who will act with Fernando Moreno and Manuel Moneo El Barullo, to give way to the dance compagny "Manolete", of Manuel Santiago Maya.
Cristina Hoyos y Fosforito impulsan un documental y un espectáculo permanente sobre la historia del flamenco.
Cristina Hoyos y Antonio Fernández Fosforito son algunos de los grandes del flamenco que se han reunido hoy en Barcelona para impulsar la Fundación Tablao Cordobés, entre cuyos proyectos destaca la creación de un documental y de un espectáculo permanente sobre la historia del flamenco.
El Tablao Cordobés ha inaugurado hoy la sede de su fundación en un acto al que han acudido los miembros del Comité Ejecutivo, entre los que destaca Matilde Coral, Álvaro Domecq, Pepe Habichuela y Manuela Carrasco, entre otros.
Según fuentes de la Fundación, sus primeros proyectos son la realización de un documental que repase la historia del flamenco desde los años veinte hasta nuestros días, pasando por la revolución que vivió el género de la mano de Camarón de la Isla y explicando el papel de las discográficas y de los tablaos en los años 60.
Diana Navarro will release ‘Flamenco’ next november the 2nd
Diana Navarro has already confirmed that on November the 2nd she will release his new album, 'Flamenco', an album on CD + DVD that was recorded last July in Madrid.
In this new show, the singer pays tribute to great voices of the genre as La Niña de la Puebla, Pepe Pinto or Juanito Valderrama, among others, with the following repertoire:
La Caña Cantes Abandolaos
As discussed in previous interviews, this tour it's made from the absolute respect, following the classic "cante" made orthodoxly and with the vocal maturity that has been given duringl these years of experience.
"Quijote de los sueños" the new work of Arcángel
Considered one of the great performers, authors and innovators of modern flamenco, Arcángel has recorded an album of great artistic height, rooted in the tradition but in a spirit quite contemporary. "The modifications of the structures have to be from the base," he says. "Over the past 40 years, flamenco has undergone tremendous changes and the shows have to compete with other musical offerings. People are stepping up, but sometimes we have taken things were not going so well. Now, after the boom, flamenco wants to evolve from the root, more solid. "
When you hear" Pa 'que tanto discutir", the opening track of Quixote dreams, these words make sense. They are huge beautyful tangos with Arcángel and Dorantes music and lyrics by José Luis Ortiz Nuevo wrapped in magnificent arrangements by Dorantes, who also sits at the piano, guitars and Daniel Mendez and Miguel Angel Cortes, which run almost everything in the album. Archangel has achieved a matter of great elegance, with transitions that mix contemporary music, jazzy piano playing with echoes of Keith Jarrett and exceptional rhythmic balance without losing the essence
Riqueni reaparece en Sevilla con un disco dedicado a la pureza de la infancia
A family tragedy broke his career and sparked a psychiatric illness that has taken to an edge for years to flamenco lovers , whom suddenly saw that one of the most exquisite and personal guitarists of the generation that succeeded Paco de Lucia was rushing in a black cast with an uncertain end. Exceptional circumstances that help to understand the wait that caused the concert offered tonight at the Lope de Vega, for which the invitations have been exhausted.
It will be his first performance in Seville, where he was born in 1962 - the last five years, and will serve to present his new job, that will see the light at the end of the year, ending a gap of recording silence opened 15 years ago . The Catalan singer Mayte Martin came to town last night to accompany him today, from 21:00 in the interpretation of Parque de María Luisa, an album with the collaboration of Estrella Morente, a tribute to friendship and admiration that Enrique Morente professed and guitarist from Seville, Manuel Calleja, and that Riqueni means a "reunion with great memories, with times that are gone but I still have in the heart", a "reunion with everything," he added.
Yoko Komatsubara: "Flamenco is almost an art in Japan"
Yoko Komatsubara, a veteran dancer, choreographer and flamenco of several schools in Japan that will perform her new show, "Flamenco Passion" in 16 Japanese cities in collaboration with the "Instituto Andaluz del Flamenco", stated: "Flamenco is almost our art in Japan. "
With over two hundred students of flamenco dance, distributed in twelve academies in Japan, with headquarters in Tokyo, Komatsubara is in charge of the direction and choreography, in collaboration with Currillo de Bormujos, of "Passion of flamenco," which will run between September the 20th and October the 14th.
The director says her ambition is that flamenco is better known around the world and even more deeply in Japan, which calls for annual competition among its students and scholarship winners to stay in "sevillanas" academies, working in this She also collaborates in this flamenco promotion with the Min-on Japanese Foundation, a state entity dedicated to establishing cultural links between different cultures.
Estrella Morente protagoniza el Festival de Flamenco de Lisboa, en septiembre.
Estrella Morente vuelve a Lisboa el 15 de septiembre para encabezar la IV edición del festival de flamenco de la capital lusa, después de más de cuatro años de celebrar su primer concierto en Portugal.
La artista granadina, de 30 años, dio sus últimos y primeros conciertos en Portugal en junio de 2007, en Oporto y en Lisboa, dentro de una gira conjunta con la cantante portuguesa Dulce Pontes, una de las máximas representantes del nuevo fado portugués.
Reconocida internacionalmente, Estrella Morente ha heredado el talento de su padre.
Estrella ha sido galardonada con el premio ONDAS a la Mejor Creación de Flamenco, dos premios AMIGO y una candidatura a los Grammy Latinos.
51th Edition of Cante de las Minas
51º Edición Cante de las Mina
The Union "Ciudad minera y flamenca". That's the way The Union greets its visitors when they get to the frontier of the municipal territory. And since tuesday, the 2nd of August till the next 13th, a longer period than before, its streets, its people, its Public Market, will take in, in the miner mountain the best
flamenco of this country, in the 51st edition of the Cante Festival of "Cante de las Minas".
On the second of august, the first activities will take place, always free, of the cultural agenda prepared by the Town Hall. The "Cante de las Minas" museum, located in the "Casa de Piñón", will be open to the public and will inagurate the "II Jornadas Gatronómicas Flamencas", and a photographic exhibition about the "Inolvidables del Flamenco". All this to heat motors until the official start of the Festival, on the 4th.
With the opening speech of Carlos Herrera, the first performances of this 2011 will be held by the winners of the competition of last year: Miguel Ortega, (Lámpara Miner), Francisco Moncayo (Bordón Minero), Jesús Fernández (Desplante) and Abdón Alcara (Filón).
The entry to the Public Market the first day will be free.
One lighted the carbides in the Cante Cathedral, the Flamenco will flow amongst the village easily.
Archangel revives the 'smell of earth' of his childhood in Quintero Theater
Arcangel y Quinter
The "cantaor"of Huelva will offer us, on thursday and friday the 16th and 17th of june, in the Quintero Théater of Seville, his new show, "a journey of the tradition to the transgression", in which he will perform some of the themes that belong to his new album, "Quijote of the dreams, smell of land".
"Smell of the land"is the name of his new show that makes reference to"that smell of the wet land so characteristic in Andalucia, and that reminds him of his childhood", according to the organisation, after the presentation this friday in the Quintero Théater of the andalousian capital.
As a big flamenco artist, Arcángel is sourrounded by the best company. For this show he will be performing with a team of artists like Miguel Ángel Cortés and Daniel Méndez to the guitar and Agustín Diassera in charge of the percussion
María Pagés, Rocío Molina, Agujetas o Arcángel, amongst the participants of the Mont-de-Marsan Festival 2011
The Chief Executive of Culture, Paulino Plata, has presented this Tuesday in Seville the planning of the XXIII edition of the "Arte Flamenco" Mont-de-Marsan Festival, that will be held in this french city, from the 4th to the 9th of july, and in which artists like Israel Galván, Rocío Molina, Agujetas, María Pagés, Milagros Mengíbar, o Arcángel will be participating.
In the act, Plata has been accompanied by the Delegate of Culture of "Conseil Général" of Las Landas, Jean-Louis Pedeuboy, and also by the artistic directors of the Festival, François Boidron and Sandrine Rabassa. The Director has pointed out that thank you to Mont-de-Marsan "the Flamenco gets into you, and this for Andalucía is a very important fact, because we want to spread the horizons of the "jondo"art.
The Festival will held between the 4th and the 9th of july and through its stages will pass the first figures of the purest flamenco. That's why, in the Françoise Miterrand space, with a capacity of 2.500 people, we will be able to see María Pagés with her show "Mirada", made to celebrate the 20 years of the dancer and choreographer from Seville.
Niña Pastori is back with a new album "La orilla de mi pelo"
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