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As we near the end of 2021, we are reflecting on how communities need flamenco now more than ever. Flamenco Vivo relies on people just like you to fund everything from performances to classes, to education programs through donations.
YOUR past donation has helped bring live, in-person flamenco experiences back to people like Elisa:
“The event was absolutely wonderful… It could not come at a better time for our grateful community.”
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FROM SPAIN: CULTURE
CHECK OUT THIS CLIP
Farruco Family Zambomba
A Festive Performance
From flamenco’s most renowned dynasties, the Farruco Fernández family recently came together for a holiday flamenco celebration (known as a zambomba.) All three living generations of talent were present onstage, from Juan and Soléa, just 9 and 10 years old, to Farruquito, el Farru, and Farruca!
THE FIRST EVER
LGBTQI+ Feminist Peña
This past weekend, the recently formed LGBTQI+ feminist peña, La Lola, held its very first conference. The peña is the first of its kind and stands for “Diversity in its broadest sense… a flamenco space for all corporalities.”
*Article written in Spanish.
In 1951, this flamenco icon broke barriers by signing the biggest contract for a Spanish performing artist. Who was it?
Hint: Her name is in this newsletter.
Answer: LOLA FLORES! A multi-hyphenate performing artist (singer-actress-dancer), this star signed a contract of 6 million pesetas in exchange for being featured in five films. Many of her biggest hits were born from these movies, one of which was the song “Ay Pena Penita Pena.” Check out the scene featuring this song from the film of the same name.
Bonus fun fact: Dancer El Rapico who was featured in our first Peña Flamenca NYC is currently touring with singer Rosario Flores, daughter of Lola Flores!