la voz flamenca
Flamenco lives among the youth in Andalucía. In the spring, concursos (competitions) in flamenco song, dance, and guitar are always held in Sevilla and its surrounding villages. I like going to peñas because I’ve noticed that those are the places where you can spot the stars of the future. Every now and then you see those artists perform and then think: that is a real talent, someone who’s going to have a good future. Of course not everyone, but often the winners have a good future. This also depends on the people around them, such as the parents who do a lot for their child to help them fulfill their passion, sometimes even becoming their manager or booking agent later in life.
In the coming weeks, I will be visiting many flamenco peñas like La Rivera in Guillena, La Jumoza in Sevilla, Juan Talega in Dos Hermanas, and La Lebrija. In all these places you can find a flamenco culture house. I hope to see many new talents this year and will record a song or dance or guitar piece from each and broadcast it directly on my Facebook page, or record it and post it later. If you want to follow me you can do so by clicking: Freddy Flamencolover. I am close to the max of 5000 facebook friends, so following is a good option. I love to share all things flamenco!
Very nice greetings to you all from me, Freddy Flamencolover in Sevilla— where I fulfill my dream and live fully in the flamenco world, ole!
In Carlos Saura’s 1992 film of the same name, Rocio Jurado stars in this joyful scene, singing in the corraleras style to a group of children dancing sevillanas together and donning classic Feria costumes.