Estrella Morente and Eva Yerbabuena
kick off Flamenco Festival USA/London 2007
Paco de Lucía and Sara Baras also
appear in the lineup, which reaches 12 cities
Flamenco-world.com, January 2007
The countdown has begun. Flamenco
gets ready to land in the United States and London. On February
3rd, cantaora Estrella
Morente inaugurates the seventh edition of Flamenco
Festival USA at New York’s Town Hall, while on the
24th, bailaora Eva Yerbabuena raises the curtain at London’s
Sadler’s Wells in the fourth edition of its festival.
Beginning with the performances by the Granada-born artists,
fifteen shows will tour a total of twelve cities; nine of
them American, two Canadian and the capital of the United
Kingdom. It was revealed as such at the official presentation
of the program, which took place at the nightclub Calle
54 in Madrid with the presence of Estrella Morente, who
remarked “premiering in New York at the festival is
a great opportunity. I want to introduce myself there as
a cantaora; that's why I'm taking the show Mujeres”.
Flamenco Festival USA
2007. Official presentation of the program
(Photo: © Paco Manzano)
In their 2007 edition, Flamenco Festival
USA and Flamenco Festival London feed on fifteen shows.
Estrella Morente combines the live shows ‘Mujeres’
and ‘Estrella 1922’ in New York and London.
Paco de Lucía will put on an anthological concert
at New York’s Carnegie Hall, before touring cities
like Boston, Washington, Los Angeles and Miami, among others.
Baras will also tour several stages with ‘Sabores’,
following her presentation at the City Center on February
27th and 28th. And Eva
Yerbabuena takes her new show ‘El huso de la memoria’
to Sadler’s Wells in London.
Besides the four figures of baile, toque
and cante shining at the top of the bill, there will be
two collective galas serving as a showcase for the variety
of today’s flamenco. One of them, as part of its promotional
strategy, is the one offered by Seville’s Bienal
de Flamenco. In this show, which premieres on February
15th at the City Center, Joaquín Grilo, Isabel Bayón,
Fuensanta la Moneta, Manuel Liñán, Olga Pericet
and Marcos Flores are to take part. The other, with the
title Andalucía Flamenca, brings together Gerardo
Núñez, El Pele and the show ‘Biznagas’
from Málaga en Flamenco.
There are also complete shows by young
baile figures: Rafaela
Carrasco offers ‘Una mirada del flamenco’,
while Isabel Bayón puts on ‘La puerta abierta’,
with Miguel Poveda as guest artist. On the veteran side,
there is Carmen Cortés with ‘Mujeres de Lorca’.
The festival also pays attention to instrumental flamenco
with concerts such as ‘Iberia’ by pianist Rosa
Torres-Pardo and dancer Lola Greco; guitarist José
Luis Montón; pianist Dorantes; and cantaor Pitingo
with his album ‘Pitingo con Habichuelas’.
and Carmen Cortés. Flamenco Festival USA 2007.
Official presentation of the program (Photo: © Paco