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Old Mar 16th, 2011, 04:31 AM
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help me choose two Flamenco Shows in Seville pls

We are in Seville Sat 19th for 3 nights
Casa De la Memoria has the following line upbr />
Sábado 19: FRAGUA FLAMENCA
Bailaora: Almudena Serrano
Bailaor: Oscar de los Reyes
Cantaora: Ana Real
Guitarrista: Manuel de la Luz

Domingo 20: RAÍCES FLAMENCAS
Bailaora: Pastora Galván
Bailaor: Felipe Mato
Cantaor: Cristian Guerrero
Guitarrista: Tino

Lunes 21: JONDO
Bailaora: Maribel Ramos "Zambra"
Cantaor: Jeromo Segura
Guitarrista: Pedro Sánchez

Am I better off booking on Monday pls to see Maribel Ramos - kindly advise which is the better night please

I also wish to visit a more touristy Flamenco show _ shall i opt for Los Gallos or El Arenal ?
I would appreciate your help so I can purchase the tickets,

We also wish to try La Carboneria late which I read is closed Sundays.

Furthermore should you have a favourite bar for live music and/or jazz pls recommend

Many Thanks

Much appreciated
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Old Mar 16th, 2011, 07:21 AM
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Casa de la Memória is the real deal even if it's very popular with tourists. Only top artists perform here.

Here I nevertheless wouldn't be in the slightest doubt. Go Sunday to see Pastora Galván from Sevilla. She is one of the finest flamenco dancers alive, and this would be an unique chance to get an up close experience of one of the absolute stars on the current flamenco scene. She was sensational during last years bienal in Sevilla, the largest and most important flamenco festival.

Pastora Galván is also giving a concert at Teatro Central on the 22nd together with fabulous guitarists Dani de Morón and Alfredo Lagos. Here the public will only be true flamenco aficionados.

For live music I would suggest El Rejoneo in Calle Bétis on riverfront Calle Betis (C/ Betis, 33). Often Samara Amador, the flamenco singer daughter of living legend dancer Manuela Carrasco, gets into action here. No need to come before midninght. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPZT3ADgWsw

Or extremely popular Casa Anselma in C/Pagés del Corro, 49.
http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/gui...fe-detail.html

If you are really serious about flamenco, go late at night to the bar El Mantoncillo in Alfarería, 104. Here anything can happen.

All these places are in the Triana district across the river.

Both Los Gallos and El Arenal are high quality tablaos, can't find who's actually performing on your dates.
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Couldn't have said it any better, wish I were going.
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Old Mar 16th, 2011, 11:44 AM
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Here's Pastora Galván in the triumphant performance in Teatro Lope de Vega during the bienal last September. In housedress and knee-socks, dancing a modernistic tribute to how the older women dance in the Andalusian patios: http://www.flamencotv.es/es/componen...e-pastora.html

She usually does more traditional things in Casa de la Memória (the performance on the 20th "Raíces flamencas" means flamenco roots).
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 05:42 AM
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Many Thanks Sunday it is then... much appreciated.
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Please skip the Carboneria - its too touristy and the show is subpar. If you must go tourist, go with El Arenal. (or go to Granada and see it in the caves!) Follow above suggestions for a more authentic experience.

Others:
Bucaro is a tiny family owned bar near Plaza del Museo (walking toward centro). Fridays / Saturdays they do actuaciónes starting at 9:30 pm. Entrance is free and they also have great food. Last week was a singer / guitar player from Cadiz - brilliant.

T de Triana on Calle Betis also does free flamenco shows - but I believe they only host free shows on Wed / Thurs nights. Keep an eye out for the word "peña" (pain-ya) on the chalkboards, as that signals a show that evening. Don't expect punctuality - grab a glass of wine and hunker down
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Hope you had a nice experience seing Pastora Galván last night in Casa de la Memória. If she was in an especially good mood, it might've been because tonight she will receive the Spanish flamenco critics prize as best female flamenco dancer in 2010. Based on the evaluation of some 50 flamenco journalists.
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Kimhe: Wonderful advice! "Get across the river". I love the "locals" more than the pros. 15 years or so ago, I wandered into Tamborin [Pl Santa Cruz] one night about midnight during Holy Week. They had a shrine of the Virgen in one corner. They dimmed the lights, everyone lit candles, and a hymn was sung. Lights went back on, the music started, and the floor filled up. A really nice touch.
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PASTORA!!
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weber6560,

Maybe something like this? Salve Rociera at Casa Anselma in Triana, sung in praise of Virgen del Rocío, the cause of about one million joining in on the pilgrimage to Almonte in Huelva in spring each year:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvXe3t2TNlc

About Romería del Rocío: http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/spani...s/el-rocio.htm
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Flamenco in New York

The other night we went to see Soledad Barrio at the Joyce Theater in Manhattan. The entire troupe was spectacular. Besides the dancers I was duly impressed by the cantadores and the guitar players. They were like a jazz group who tried to understand what the other was doing to make it all better.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/29/ar...&smid=fb-share

The SIL we went with has been taking Flamenco lessons for years and will be going with a few from her class to take some lesson in Sevilla next year. This topivc is helpful as to where to go after class.
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