FLAMENCO A NOU BARRIS
Pati de la Seu del Districte de Nou Barris
May 15-17, 2008
BARCELONA AWAKENS TO ITS FLAMENCO SPRING
Duquende, Guadiana, Niño Josele, Rafael Amargo, Daniel Casares and Jorge Pardo were the big stars of this year’s program in a festival that has the custom of bringing together first-line artists with young hopefuls. In this ninth edition, Flamenco a Nou Barris mixed tradition and avant-garde, technique and sensitivity, duende and improvisation, fusion and purity.
Once again the arches and palm trees of the patio of the Nou Barris district vibrated to the compás of the traditional three nights of flamenco. The Flamenco a Nou Barris festival opened the Barcelona season, coming yet close to its goal of becoming the most important flamenco festival of the city.
It’s a faithful audience, and they lighten the wait with rhythmic palmas warming up the sometimes cool nights of May. Most of these people have memories of magical nights from previous years with artists such as Arcángel, Chano Domínguez, Pitingo and Miguel Poveda among many others. This year, three new names of top stars from the current flamenco scene contributed to making the festival a classic.
A grab-bag of talent
Duquende, for a night of improvisation and good music that will remain in the memory for some time to come.
In search of the essence