XXI FLAMENCO FESTIVAL NEW YORK: a look at diversity
From March 16 to 30, Flamenco Festival will offer 19 shows in different cities in the United States
Sara Baras, Rafael Riqueni, Antonio Rey or “El Mati” are some of the protagonists of the XXI edition of the festival that lands in March in New York City, its permanent headquarters in the United States. A total of 7 companies will be in charge of representing the best contemporary flamenco from our country in three American cities: New York, Miami and Washington DC.
In this edition, the Festival makes a clear commitment to show the prevailing diversity in the genre through proposals that offer different perspectives, different languages and different ways of understanding flamenco. Thus, American spectators will be able to attend very different productions, ranging from the most authentic roots of this art to styles as diverse as jazz, funk or electronic music.
Irene Lozano “La Chiqui”, Diego Villegas, Emilio Solla and Antonio Liza Quartet complete the 2023 program, all of them key figures who have helped broaden the horizons of flamenco, breaking down its borders, questioning its limits and managing to transcend tradition, orthodoxy and stereotypes.
Likewise and as a preview of the festival, the guitarist from Triana, Rafael Riqueni will perform in California on March 3 and 4 at the Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, and at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts respectively.
Sara Baras, on her side, will take “Alma” to the cities of New York, Miami and Washington DC in a total of seven performances.
In this sense, the Festival has once again been able to count on the collaboration of the Instituto Cervantes World Flamenco Congress, which again in 2023 will be a fundamental part of the Festival, and hosts the premiere of the show “Cinco” at its headquarters in New York. by Diego Villegas, and the concert by the winner of the Latin Grammy “for the best flamenco album” of 2020, Antonio Rey.
In addition to this, the Festival has had the support of the Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Music and Performing Arts 2023, co-organized by the Instituto Cervantes and the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, in the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan -financed by the European Union-, Next Generation EU, and also of Acción Cultural Española.
Flamenco Festival, one of the largest shows of Spanish performing arts outside our borders, has offered more than 1,300 performances and presented more than 160 companies, in 101 cities and 160 spaces around the world, by the hand of all the great names in the world. flamenco of the last 20 years: figures at the top of their careers such as Sara Baras, Miguel Poveda, Eva Yerbabuena, Estrella Morente, Carmen Linares, Manuel Liñán, María Terremoto, Tomatito, María Pagés, Manuela Carrasco, Israel Galván, Carmen Cortés , Rocío Molina, Olga Pericet, Rocío Márquez, Rosalía, Mercedes Ruiz, Eduardo Guerrero or Rafaela Carrasco, among many others, and geniuses who are no longer with us, such as Paco de Lucía or Enrique Morente.
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The most important platform for flamenco worldwide
Throughout its 20 years of history, Flamenco Festival has taken over almost the entire world, having presence in 101 cities, presenting 129 companies, 1.225 shows and an audience of over 1,600.000 people.
The largest flamenco platform in the international scene
Operating since 1996, Flamenco Festival is the main international flamenco promoter in the world. Its mission is to promote and spread the richness and variety of flamenco art, from traditional flamenco to the most avant-garde proposals.