PEÑA FLAMENCA NYC
Fri, Mar 18 • 7:30pm
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Peña Flamenca NYC is back and in person! Internationally acclaimed dancer Lidón Patiño and recent winner of la Lámpara Minera, Amparo Heredia, take the stage alongside Sol “La Argentinita,” Carlos Menchaca, Kayla Lyall, and guitarist Guillermo Guillén. Spend a night out taking in the intimate and electric energy of our take on the traditional flamenco club commonly found in Spain.
New York Flamenco Festival
New York City Center
Spain’s finest dancers and musicians return to City Center for the 20th Anniversary of Flamenco Festival, featuring Compañía Manuel Liñán’s groundbreaking gender-defying VIVA! and an all-star Gala Flamenca performance with Mercedes Ruiz, Eduardo Guerrero, María Moreno, and special guest María Terremoto.
*NYC Flamenco Passholders get 25% off!
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ADVENTURES OF FREDDY FLAMENCO LOVER
Esperanza Fernández: Se Prohibe el Cante
Album Release Performance
This weekend a great event was held in Sevilla: the well known Esperanza Fernández presented her new album Se Prohibe El Cante. The title and overall theme of the album draws from the era in Spain when women were not allowed to sing in public venues like flamenco bars or cafes. Nowadays this is unheard of, but it was truly a part of the history of Andalucía. So with this album she decided to honor the women of that time, who continued to sing flamenco but had to do so in the privacy of their homes.
The album presentation was an enormous event, held at the Cartuja Center Cite in Sevilla––more that 4,000 people came to see her. Esperanza invited many great flamenco artists including María Terremoto, Argentina, Ana Morales, Rosario La Tremendita, her son David Fernández, Rancapino Chico, Sandra Carrasco, and even students from the Fundación Cristina Heeren where she gives singing classes. Many more took part in one of the best flamenco events I’ve seen since living in Sevilla. What a joyful time I had with all the other 3,999 people!
Sending Saludos de Freddy Flamencolover from Sevilla, Oleee!
What famous flamenco dancer was the first Gitana to break boundaries by becoming an international star?
Hint: She popularized women wearing pants and challenged gender norms with her powerful artistry!
ANSWER: Carmen Amaya!
Some bonus fun facts about the star:
At a mere 11 years old, Carmen performed for the King of Spain, Alfonso XIII.
Merely hours after their wedding ceremony, Carmen and her guitarist husband returned to the stage, performing at venues as they normally would on any other day.