MORENTE MAS MORENTE

During the days 17,18,and 19 of january one was able to enjoy in Madrid a great tribute to Enrique Morente. Three years after his death artists like Miguel Poveda, a personal friend, josé Merche, Pitingo, Carmen Linares, Farruquito, Juan Carmona … Continue reading

Festival of Mont de Marsan 2012 – Paris

2 through July 7 will be held in Paris, France, the 24th Edition of the  Flamenco. This time the Sevillian dancer Manuela Carrasco will be the guest of honor. The festival will be inaugurated on July 2 with a performance by Ballet Flamencode Andalucía with the piece “Metaphor” and the special collaboration of PastoraGalván and Rocío Molina. Day 3 will act the singer Rosario Guerrero “The Tremendita” and the … Continue reading

“ArteSano” Miguel Poveda

The cantaor Miguel Poveda (Barcelona 1973) has released his most awaited album “ArteSano”. This new album, the ninth in his career, features 13 tracks that span all of the flamenco “palos”. For this album Poveda has surrounded himself with the … Continue reading

Chambao

Chambao will release their new album “Chambao” on 8 May, following the release of the first single, “Lo mejor para ti”. For this new album Chambao have worked in collaboration with musicians such as Carles Benavent, Chucho Valdés and Josemi … Continue reading

Dance shoes: comfort, resistance, good quality and care

What you need to know to choose the dance shoe that is best suited to you

When it comes to choosing your dance shoes, three things are indispensable: they must be comfortable, resistant and of good quality. If they are custom-made using traditional craft methods, these three conditions are guaranteed, because the shoe adapts perfectly to your foot and, furthermore, you are the one who chooses details that are as important as the height and shape of the heel. All they need is a little bit of care, and the shoes will last for a long time. Visit our shoe store Continue reading

The castanets, or “palillos”, part I

Their history, materials, maintenance

Castanets are a percussion instrument that is several centuries old and which, as time passed, has become typical of Spanish folklore. In Andalusia, they are known as “palillos” and are used in dances that are not entirely flamenco, such as sevillanas and fandangos. They are usually made of hard woods, although new materials like pressed canvas or fibreglass have appeared recently. To play them, the castanet’s string must be wrapped around the thumb, and they must be played using the remaining fingers. The correct size depends on the dimensions of the hand of the person using them; women generally use size 6 castanets, and men tend to use size 8. Continue reading

Antonio Orozco returns with a new record

It is his third record

El principio del comienzo’ is the title of the new work by Antonio Orozco, one of the most outstanding performers and composers on the Spanish musical scene. With flamenco as his source of inspiration, his previous release ‘Semillas del silencio’ sold over 300,000 copies, and he was awarded the Ondas Award for the Best Live Artist for a tour featuring more than 200 concerts. Continue reading

Miguel Poveda, ArteSano

The cantaor Miguel Poveda (Barcelona 1973) has released his most awaited album “ArteSano”. This new album, the ninth in his career, features 13 tracks that span all of the flamenco “palos”. For this album Poveda has surrounded himself with the … Continue reading

Miguel Poveda, ArteSano

The cantaor Miguel Poveda (Barcelona 1973) has released his most awaited album “ArteSano”. This new album, the ninth in his career, features 13 tracks that span all of the flamenco “palos”. For this album Poveda has surrounded himself with the … Continue reading