Flamenco at your fingertips: seminar series and performance straight from Spain

Ahram Online, Sunday 16 Oct 2011

El Namla and the Spanish embassy bring to Cairo a well-rounded package of Flamenco seminars, guitar courses (starting today) and performances; schedule listed below

Flamenco - Cruce de Culturas Alvaro Antona
Flamenco - Cruce de Culturas Director and Artist, Alvaro Antona (Photo courtesy of El Namla)

A cultural organisation that brings Flamenco to Egypt called El Namla has organised a Flamenco guitar workshop that starts today, as well as a three-day seminar series and performance here in Cairo, Egypt.


Seminar programme:

16 – 21 October, 5-8pm
Guitar workshop with maestro Álvaro Antona
Studio 32
32 Jeddah Street, from Mohy el Din Street
1st floor
Dokki, Cairo

Monday, 17 October, 8:30pm
Flamenco - Crossing of Cultures
Beit Al-Oud – Behind Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo


Tuesday, 18 October, 8:30pm
Development of Flamenco Styles
Beit Al-Oud, behind Al-Azhar Mosque in Old Cairo


Sunday 23 th October, 12 noon
Flamenco Today
Faculty of Music Education of Helwan University
Ismail Mohamed St in Zamalek

*Seminar followed by a mini-concert/demonstration by maestro Antona and singer, Fariña


Performance programme:

Tuesday, 25 October, 10:00pm
Cairo Jazz Club
Mohandesin, Cairo


Tablao Flamenco Shaabi
Thursday, 27 October, 8:00pm
Sawy Culture Wheel
26 of July St, under the 15 May Bridge in Zamalek


Tablao Flamenco Shaabi
Friday 28 October, 8:00pm
Jesuit Cultural Centre, Alexandria

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