We interrupt this broadcast…

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We interrupt this broadcast… well, series of articles… about wonderful music and dance in southern Spain… to make an important announcement. Tickets for the 2018 Clapham Book Festival are ON SALE NOW. Go to¬†https://www.omnibus-clapham.org/clapham-book-festival/ where you’ll be able to find … Continue reading

Dancing to Different Tunes

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Sometimes it’s instructive to go back to where a tradition comes from so as to really appreciate just how innovative recent developments are. Santiago Lara did that to great effect on the middle Saturday of the 2018 Festival de Jerez, … Continue reading

The Guitar in Time

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A guitar must be ‘in time’ like any musical instrument, particularly so with the fluid, changing rhythms of flamenco, but this is a punning title too. Only someone supremely skilled and confident in their own¬†ability would present a set which … Continue reading

Caballero and Patino at Sala Compania

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It’s already half way through week one of Festival 2018 by the time all our party arrive in Jerez. As is by now traditional, we head out into a rain-soaked town for our first sherry of this year’s Festival. Not … Continue reading

Festival Art 2018

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Spring 2018 – Jerez de la Frontera is very good at using its iconic and ancient buildings as venues for art. In the thirteenth century Alcazar and Cloisters of Santo Domingo, for example, the eighteenth century Palacio Pelmartin ( which … Continue reading