Flamenco Palos

With Juan Parrilla

Deepen your understanding of flamenco music in this 9 week virtual series that will take you in-depth through 8 flamenco palos.  Learn to distinguish between each rhythm, identify a palo’s unique characteristics and recognize letras (verses) of different styles. Each class will focus on a musical analysis, dance and song structure as well as the history of each palo. A general knowledge of the flamenco palos is recommended.

*This class will be given in Spanish with English translation.  
**A recording will be available for 7 days after each live class.  

If you would like to participate in Flamenco Vivo programming and are in need of financial assistance, please email our Program Director, Leslie Roybal, at leslieroybal@flamenco-vivo.org for information on how to apply.

September 19 – November 21

Sundays | 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST*
via Zoom

*Classes on October 3, 10, and 17 will be from 12 – 2 pm EST

Drop-In: $25

Full Series: $230


Class 1 (Sep 19)

(Sep 26)
*No Class


Class 2 (Oct 3)
Tangos & Variants (Part 1)

*class will be 2 hrs
(12 – 2pm EST)

Class 3 (Oct 10)
Tangos & Variants (Part 2)

*class will be 2 hrs
(12 – 2pm EST)

Class 4 (Oct 17)
Cantes de Ida y Vuelta y Cantes de Origen Folclórico & Fandangos

*class will be 2 hrs
(12 – 2pm EST)

Class 5 (Oct 24)
Fandangos (Continued) & Cantes de Levante

Class 6 (Oct 31)


Class 7 (Nov 7)
Soleá & Variants + Romances (Part 1)

Class 8 (Nov 14)
Soleá & Variants + Bulerias (Part 2)

Class 9 (Nov 21)

About Juan Parrilla:

Juan Parilla, a native of Jerez, is a composer, performer and educator hailing from a family of renowned flamenco dancers, singers and musicians.  He began studying flute at the Conservatorio de Música in Jerez and later moved to Madrid to study under Andrés Carreres, a soloist with the National Orchestra of Spain.  His career has taken him to the world stages with artists such as Antonio Canales, María Juncal, Lola Greco, Manuela Carrasco, and Farruquito.  You can hear his original compositions in his album “Taxdirt” and on the albums of Ketama, Carmen Linares, Manolo Sanlucar and Jose Mercé.  He teaches at the Escuela Nueva Músicas, Centro de Flamenco y Danza El Lucero, coordinates the music department at the Centro Superior de Estudios del Flamenco and is the author of the educational book Método Flamenco Para Instrumentos Melódicos (The Flamenco Method for Melodic Instruments).  Juan most recently led a Flamenco Seminar for Melodic Instruments at the renowned International Festival, Cante de las Minas.