New York Flamenco Festival: Memories of 2008, and onward to February 2009 ~


Andalucía loves New York ::: and Delta Airlines loves Andalucía with its new NONSTOP FLIGHTS between  JFK and MALAGA [AGP]

Don’t miss the fabulous fairs and festivals in Andalucía, especially de Bienal de Sevilla!

and the MAKING OF FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2008, with superstar videos and music:

Memories looking toward February 2009


Look forward to the most fabulous flamenco in New York, in February…see the program at  (click around! lots of links here).   There is much promo about Delta’s new nonstop flights from NY (JFK) to Malaga, in Andalucia.  Did you know Andalucia, in sunny southern Spain, is the second largest of the country’s 17 Autonomous Communities and comprises the provinces of Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga and Sevilla. The capital city of each province has the same name, and the capital city of all Andalucia is SEVILLA, one of the most gorgeous cities in Europe and designated UNESCO’s first World Heritage Intangible Cultural Treasure: “CITY OF MUSIC” click below to find out  WHY ! ….

I love the most amazing flamenco festival in Seville. It embraces me.  This megafestival is held every two years (on the even year), hence called Bienal de Sevilla, this year (2008) in Seville Sep 10-Oct 11 with all-day/all-night performances, from impromptu fun fiestas to the most sophisticated stage productions with the world’s (Spain’s) most celebrated artists.  Stay tuned to    Take the super-high-speed bullet train between Madrid and Sevilla in just 2-1/2 scenic hours!  Called the AVE, it is the acronym for Alta Velocidad Española, and is part of Spain’s National Railway System, one of the best in Europe.  The newest AVE route is Madrid-Malaga, also just 2-1/2 hours.  Amazing!  You need a quick eye for the scenery of Southern Spain because it zooms by fast-forward.  More info at     The new AVE segment between Cordoba and Malaga was built by ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras for the Ministry of Public Works (Ministerio de Fomento). This video made by ADIF shows the construction of the train line and was released well before the completion of the project and the inauguration on December 23, 2007.  Bravo, Spain!  for one of the most advance high-speed train systems in Europe.  This train trip is on my WISH LIST!

If you love horses, and classical Spanish music (de Falla, Albeniz, Granados, Rodrigo), you can thrill at the Andalusian Dancing Horses in Jerez de la Frontera, at the Royal School of Spanish  Equestrian Art.  These gorgeous Spanish-Arabian horses amazingly DANCE to the music, Spanish music inspired by and containing elements of flamenco.  (And, certain flamenco dance styles have rhythms and heel-work inspired by sounds of different gaits of horses!)  

Feria del Caballo de Jerez (Horse fair) 27 April to 4 May:  an extravaganza of color, pomp, equestrian elegance and Andalusian high style.  In this link, scroll down to the SECOND MAROON VIDEO BUTTON and click to see a delicious sampling……

  Miguel Marin, director of Flamenco Festival 2008, tells of the new “world routes” of the festival … here is the “family” of stellar flamencos ….

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