Monthly Archives: March 2011

Manuela Carrasco Jerez Festival

Manuela Carracso is known as the  ‘Queen of Gypsy Flamenco’ and her show was like a scene from an Almodovar film.  It is probably the most kitsch performance  I have ever seen, a real retro call back to the atmosphere of tablao … Continue reading

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Jerez Festiva Olga Pericet: Rosa, Metal, Ceniza

Olga Pericet is tiny like many flamenco female dancers  (this week I have spoken to   Belen Maya, Rocio Molina, Fuensanta la Moneta  and they are all small bundles of energy).  Molina’s show was the most sensual of this festival with beauty … Continue reading

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Jerez shows Miguel Poveda Historias de viva voz

Miguel Poveda’s Historias de viva voz (Histories of the Live Voice)  in which he offers an encyclopedia journey through flamenco history will surely win the critics prize.  Reviewers have been talking of ‘povedamania’ and  no one has taken issue with his … Continue reading

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Jerez Festival

The Jerez Festival does not call itself a flamenco festival as by not doing so it makes flamenco the default for all that a festival is.  Each day there are three shows of varying size, many of them premieres,  plus … Continue reading

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