(Le) Poisson Rouge
Sat, Feb 19 • 7:30pm
Only one performance – seats are selling fast!
The warm nights of Andalucía sizzle and crackle with energy from its famous tablaos. These cafes show flamenco at its most raw and creative – where performers create by instinct and improvisation – showcase unbelievable technique – and create living art through the organic interplay between dancers, musicians, and audience. Don’t miss out on this exhilarating show!
NEW VALENTINE’S DAY PLAYLIST
Flamenco Vivo on Spotify
We asked our followers on social media to help us create the ultimate flamenco Valentine’s Day playlist, and they did not disappoint!
FROM SPAIN: NOTABLE NEWS
2022 Flamenco Fashion Trends
SIMOF (Salón internacional de la moda flamenca) had a series of flamenco fashion shows this past weekend, showing us trends to watch in 2022. After two long years of postponement, Andalucía is excited to host their cherished ferias (fairs) once again this spring, where these looks will surely dominate.
Trends include seventies inspired silhouettes, more modest necklines, balloon and ruffle sleeves, voluminous skirts and sleeves, two-piece sets, lace ruffles, lots of ornate trimmings (ribbon, lace, and crochet), and of course… polka dots.
Dominant colors included the classic red, black, and white trio (heavy on the red) and lots of pastels especially mauve, perhaps the color of the season!
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NEW BOOK RELEASE
Camarón, Dicen de Mí
The Shrimp Returns
Writer Carlos Reymán and illustrator Raulowsky just released graphic novel Camarón, Dicen de Mí that focuses on 10 moments in the iconic singer’s life, including his first performances as a child prodigy and his pivotal partnerships with guitarists Paco de Lucía and Tomatito.
Name this 1970s flamenco singer!
Hint: She’s from Extremadura, Spain.
“In the early 1970’s, Madrid was a seething hub of flamenco activity, and artists came up from Andalusia and beyond in search of relatively generous salaries. That was when I met Extremadura singer Magdalena Montáñez Salazar, Marelu, in a small nightclub just off the Gran Vía, the main drag, where guitarist Montoyita senior, and dancer Jesús Rondeño were also appearing. She had already recorded, and was making the rounds of the capital’s flamenco tablaos such as Cuevas de Nemesio, los Canasteros, Arco de Cuchilleros and Torres Bermejas among others.” –Estela Zatania