PEÑA FLAMENCA NYC
Musicians of Flamenco
Fri, Jan 21 • 7:00 pm EST
Experience a virtual concert with four of NYC’s most cherished flamenco singers as they celebrate their love of the art form and one another. This is a 40 minute performance followed by a lively Q &A, featuring Bårbara Martínez, Alfonso Cid, Aurora Reyes, and Juan Pedro Jímenez.
$18 or FREE for NYC Passholders!
FROM SPAIN: NOTABLE NEWS
Mayte Martín Wins Medalla de Oro
Bellas Artes, 2021
Mayte Martín wins the Medalla de Oro al Mérito, awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Spain to individuals excelling in artistic creation, who have provided valuable services to promotion of art and culture and conservation of artistic heritage. This is an important step for the LGBTQ community, as according to Mayte Martín “The best defense against homophobia is visibility.”
Click below to read a fascinating interview with Mayte Martín (in Spanish)
FROM OUR READERS
ALFONSO CID’S FLAMENCO BLOG
A Look at Pepa de Benito
Flamenco singer and aficionado Alfonso Cid has a flamenco blog. Check out this entry about Pepa de Benito, from the Gitano (Roma) family, los Pininis, who were featured in Flamenco Vivo’s AFICIÓN class with living legend Carmen Ledesma.
HAPPY THREE KINGS DAY!
El Día de los Reyes, Three Kings Day, is celebrated on January 6th throughout Spain, Latin America, and Spanish speaking communities. Check out this video celebrating the holiday that aired on Spanish television’s Canal Sur in 1990.
New York’s very own Ismael Fernández is featured in this video alongside a young Niña Pastori and 13 year old Potito. The Three Kings include flamenco stars Chano Lobato and Curro Malena!