Underground Flamenco

Jul 18th, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Underground Flamenco

Hi,

Has anyone been to see Kelipe Underground Flamenco in Malaga? Is it suitable for children?

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Jul 18th, 2012, 01:17 PM
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How old are the "children"?
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Jul 19th, 2012, 02:23 AM
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Kelipé Underground Flamenco (web: http://www.kelipe.net/ ) is a pretty typical flamenco tablao. I can't find anything on their website about show times, but the only thing I can think of which may not be suitable for children might be the TIME of the shows.

Typically, flamenco tablaos have shows as early as 9:00 or 9:30pm and can last 2+ hours. There may also be a show STARTING at midnight. Apart from the hours, flamenco dance and song is totally suitable - although maybe boring. This location, Kelipé Underground Flamenco, features both flamenco dance and song - and not necessarily at the same time. That is to say, one night may be ONLY singing and another night may be dancing AND singing. The singing can be boring for kids.

Best of luck!

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Jul 20th, 2012, 12:33 AM
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Kelipé could be a fine introduction to this beautiful art so typical of the south of Spain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRCLS2obssA

Málaga has got a rich flamenc tradition, and the world's most cutting edge flamenco dancer at the moment, Rocío Molina, is malagueña. http://vimeo.com/37918925
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Jul 20th, 2012, 08:24 AM
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... a little more about Kelipé, and I'm pretty sure the performance include all the three basic components of flamenco: song, guitar and dance. There will be 3 to 6 performers on stage, and even if there will be many tourists in the audience, this is obviously - from the background of those behind it - real deal flamenco. A plus that it's just flamenco and no dinner, makes it much more affordable than most tablaos (15€ for entrance and a drink). http://www.flamencotickets.com/malaga/kelipe.htm

Yedra is the main female dancer in Kelipé, and she has participated in all the major festivals and performed on the most important stages:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhWNecVc1BQ
http://www.kelipe.net/biografias/yedra.pdf

And local flamenco aficionado and historian Paco Roji always keeps an up to date agenda on every serious flamenco event in the Málaga region: http://www.flamenka.com/html/agenda/...da%202012.html
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Jul 20th, 2012, 08:31 AM
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Very useful information, kimhe. Thank you.

Some tablaos don't get going until much later, of course.
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Aug 5th, 2012, 05:16 AM
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Thanks to everyone for all this very useful information. I did manage to find the Gallerias Goya which happens to be right in the centre of Malaga. We managed to squeeze into an evening performance which lasted just over an hour. The show itself was amazing with three performers that evening. The dance was improvised and the guitarist made a light hearted joke about being exhausted, keeping up with his wife (Yedra, the dancer). A little background in Spanish and English allowed us to understand the gyspy roots of flamenco. Our young children were a little tired at that time of evening but overall enjoyed the experience. There were no gimmicks, no castanets and ruffled dresses but real deal flamenco in a surprisingly intimate setting in the basement of a shopping centre. I am glad we went and would definitely recommend it.
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Aug 5th, 2012, 07:31 AM
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Glad you enjoyed it, experiencing genuine flamenco can be addictive...
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