la voz flamenca
Flamenco Vivo company member and teaching artist Laura Peralta shares a favorite recipe of hers for Dance Magazine’s What Dancers Eat series: a “Dominican-ized” salmorejo. This chilled tomato soup from southern Spain is her preferred meal after a long day of flamenco––refreshing and quick. Adding her “own Dominican take to every recipe,” Laura tops the dish with avocado and maduros fritos in place of the usual eggs and ham. Check out her recipe and the sweet story behind it!
Teatro Real, The Royal Opera of Madrid, teams up with renowned flamenco singer Esperanza Fernández and award-winning cellist Pablo Ferrández for a symphonic and vocal concert celebrating Spain. Its focus is composer Manuel de Falla’s El amor brujo, best known by flamenco fans as the basis of Carlos Saura’s flamenco film of the same name.
answer: C. Tangana!
C. Tangana, 9 time Latin Grammy winner, announced that he is currently directing a documentary about flamenco, specifically on flamenco guitarist Yerai Cortés, his favorite artist. C. Tangana is no stranger to flamenco––it’s one of the many genres (folk rock, regional Mexican, rap, and more) that he draws from in his most recent album El Madrileño. The documentary, already in progress, takes on the topic of Yerai Cortés’ artistic and compositional process. The guitarist is a prolific musician in the Madrid tablao scene (Las Carboneras, Villa Rosa, Casa Patas, and Corral de la Moreria) but is also known for experimentation (working with the likes of Rocío Molina.)
We love to see flamenco on film! Learn more about C. Tangana’s artistic perspective to get excited––we recommend NPR’s feature on him.