Flamenco Festival closes its New York edition

HomeliveFlamenco Festival closes its New York edition

Flamenco Festival New York 2018 faces its final week promoting dialogues between flamenco and other cultures, such as the closing night, on Saturday 24th at The Town Hall, with the encounter of two Legendary Musical Dynasties: the Habichuelas, featuring Pepe Habichuela, Josemi Carmona, Javier Colina, Bandolero, Kiki Morente (son of Enrique Morente) and Alba Heredia, and the O’Farrills, featuring Grammy-winning Arturo O’Farrill and his son Adam.

Flamenco will also meet jazz at the Jazz at Lincoln Center‘s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, from Thursday to Saturday, thanks to the meeting of four amazing musicians, flamenco piano maverick Dorantes and his drummer Javi Ruibal, Israelian double-bassist phenomenon Adam Ben Ezra and The Rolling Stone’s famous sax player Tim Ries.

And finally, the iconic Joe’s Pub at the Public will also host unorthodox performances ofvirtuoso musicians that melt flamenco and other styles, such as ‘cantaora’ and guitar player duo Naike and Paquete (Con nombre de mujer, on Thursday) and amazing guitarist Daniel Casares (Picassares, on Saturday), both shows also part of Fundación SGAE’s series Flamenco Eñe, and the New York city debut of the sensational new flamenco duo Rosalía and Raül Refree (Los Angeles, on Friday).

These shows are complemented with Musical Dynasties: A Conversation with the Habichuela Clan, Pepe, Josemi and Javier Colina (Friday 7pm, CUNY Graduate Center) and the Weaponizing Flamenco: Embodied Voices for Social Changeconference, featuring Naike & Paquete, Arielle Rosales, Emel Mathlouthi and Constance Valis Hill (Thursday 6.30pm, Studio 4 at New York City Center); both curated and moderated by K. Meira Goldberg and the Foundation for Iberian Music. More information here.

The Flamenco Festival On Tour dates also come to and end on Miami this weekend, with FUNDarte proudly presenting Flamenco Rave, featuring DORANTES, Daniel Casares, Naike & Paquete and Rosalía & Raül Refree in concert on Sunday, 6pm at the Miami Dade County Auditorium.

The most important platform for flamenco worldwide

Primarily based on New York, throughout its 22 years of history, Flamenco Festival has taken over almost the entire world, having presence in 101 cities and presenting 129 companies, 1.225 shows and 1,600.000 attendees. Only in the last XV edition, it took flamenco to cities such as London, Manchester, New York, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, Montreal, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine or Portland.

Flamenco Festival in 2018

These last editions, Flamenco Festival has been…

Dance Tabs
Rarely have I witnessed a prolonged standing ovation midway through a show but it happened here
Time Out NYC
The lively music and passionate choreography just might leave you shouting olé!
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