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 workshops and dance classes that attract over 1000 people from all over the world (many of them women).  My plan to write up each show has rather gone by the board as time is at a premium! Each day at 1pm there is a press conference of the main artists  involved in the next day’s shows  followed by a glass of whatever kind of Jerez sherry you fancy then usually the author of a new book etc talking…then lunch  then in my case a bulerias class with Manuela Carpio then shows until around 1.30.am not to mention the peñas you can then go to…

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About Jan Fairley

I am an experienced and passionate ethnomusicologist working as an arts and music journalist and broadcaster, writer and editor as well as researcher, lecturer, radio presenter and producer. I have a breadth of organising experience at home and abroad. I am a fluent Spanish speaker. I love travelling and have worked abroad (notably Chile 1971-3 and again in 1994) and researched in Cuba, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Finland.
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