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Archive for the ‘Flamenco’ Category

Most original andalucian traditions for September

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Guest post: Andrés Lopez Sheridan Andalucía is well known for its authentic and traditional parties and celebrations. If you thought everything was over after the high summer season season, think again - Welcome to September! Cascamorras Festival [caption id="attachment_18115" align="alignnone" width="448"] [/caption] I have just discovered one of the coolest celebrations that ...

Literary Andalucia

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

An invaluable companion for anyone who is interested in the literature of Andalucia. Andalucia – A Literary Guide for Travellers by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards (IB Tauris) This is a thoroughly-researched, comprehensive guide to every major writer who has ever lived, or spent time, in Andalucia. From Miguel de Cervantes to Michael Jacobs, ...

Seville Feria will now last seven days, starting on Sunday

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

  Qu 1: Seville residents, would you like the Feria to start on a Sunday (so you can have a big night on Saturday)? A2: Er, yes please!   Qu 2: Seville residents, would you like there to be a holiday during Feria)? A: See above.   Los Remedios, the residential district closest to the ...

Cultural events in Seville for summer 2015

Monday, June 29th, 2015

In visitor figures released last week for May, Seville's position as number one destination in Andalucia was confirmed, with overnight stays by foreign visitors who stayed a night in the city up by almost 10%. Visitors to the Alcazar are up year on year by 11.5%, with the best May ever, and ...

Tony Bryant: Gitanerias, the Essence of Flamenco

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Tony Bryant's third book focuses on the writer's time in Utrera, a small town in Seville province known for its gypsy flamenco dynasties. For those of us who choose to live in Spain, many aspects of the country and its lifestyle and culture are powerfully seductive. The weather, the tapas, the ...

Review of 2014’s blog posts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

This year, here on the Andalucia.com Blog, as always, we've covered a wide variety of topics - from culture and gastronomy to local news - everything from International Sherry Week to the Seville Film Festival, Spain winning top place as the world's number one wine producer, and Andalucia as Trip ...

Pushing the boundaries of Spain’s favourite dance: Beyond Flamenco

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="570" caption="Rocio Molina, one of flamenco's most exciting dance stars, in new documentary Mas Alla del Flamenco."] [/caption] Living in Seville, considered by many to be the cradle of flamenco, I have written quite often about such a very Andalucian music and dance form http://blog.andalucia.com/?p=15076 on this blog. Two ...

La Bienal de Flamenco 2014 – A Preview

Monday, August 18th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15104" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="The Bienal de Flamenco draws the finest talent to Seville every two years."] [/caption] This autumn, flamenco fans shouldn't miss a major event taking place in Seville: the Bienal. Every second year, the finest performers and companies - singers, musicians, dancers - bring their shows to the city ...

Tony Bryant and the BBC’s flamenco documentary

Monday, June 16th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_14129" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption=" Tony Bryant (left) with BBC producer Phil Pegum (right), and singer Dani de Utrera (middle), recording The Spirit of Flamenco for Radio 2 in the town of Utrera. Photo courtesy of Tony Bryant. "][/caption] English author and andalucia.com flamenco expert Tony Bryant collaborated with the BBC ...

Happy Dia de Andalucia, and farewell to Paco de Lucia

Friday, February 28th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_13249" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="Legendary guitarist, Paco de Lucia, who died this week. © Tony Bryant."] [/caption] Today is Andalucia's regional holiday, Dia de Andalucia, 28 February, when green and white flags are proudly flown from Huelva to Almeria. But today's celebrations have been tinged with sadness by the death this ...