Coming to the LA Phil on Saturday, November 27 is a celebration of flamenco dance and music, led by a flamenco artist and dancer Maria Bermudez. spain Buleria Festival, one of the best-known flamenco festivals, comes to Los Angeles with 15 world-renowned artists – dancers, singers and musicians – all born in the birthplace of flamenco, Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia.
With artistic director and dancer Bermudez leading the program, the show includes performances by dancer extraordinaire Joaquín Grilo; powerful singers Jesús Méndez, Remedios Amaya, Pelé De los Reyes (Navajita Plateá) and Antonio Malena; master guitarists Diego Del Morao, Antonio Rey and Manuel Parrilla; and violinist Bernardo Parrilla. This international lineup is the first of its kind to occur at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Like the art form itself, flamenco has a long, convoluted and complex history, from its origins to how it has been perceived in Spain over the decades. The Fiesta de la Bulería was created in 1967 by Juan de la Plata, then holder of the chair of flamencology and Andalusian folk studies. It is a celebration of the birthplace of flamenco and is named after the region’s most famous palo (bulerías). Bringing this culture-rich event to Los Angeles is a unique opportunity for anyone who appreciates the art form of passionate human expression.
LA Phil’s Tickets Buleria Festival are still available here.
Lyrics: Patti Sanchez
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