Flamenco Festival Trocadero Sotogrande 2022
by Tony Bryant
Some of the most celebrated names from the world of flamenco will come together at the Flamenco Festival Trocadero in Sotogrande in summer 2022. The second edition of the festival, which will present a series of 14 concerts concerts in the popular Trocadero Beach Club and Restaurant, will begin on Saturday 15 July and continue until Friday 27 August.
This cultural extravaganza will serve as a showcase for the celebrated dancers, singers and guitarists - representing both the pure and the new trends within the world of flamenco - so it will be an essential date for aficionados of this predominantly Gypsy musical genre. the re are 14 concerts, two more than last year and most of the artist are new to this event.
Conventional artistes like Diego El Cigala, Estrella Morente, Remedios Amaya and Farrucuito will be joined by young up-and-coming performers like Israel Fernández, La Tremendita and Diego del Morao.
|15 July||Maite Martin|
|23 July||Racapino Chico|
|31 July||Raimundo Amador|
|4 August||Antonio Canales|
|11 August||José Mercé|
|18 August||Pepe Habichuela|
|19 Aug||Kiki Morente|
|20 Aug||Israel Fernandéz
Diego de Morao
|25 Aug||La Tana
|27 Aug||El Perla, Tobalo|
About the artists
The festival will be inaugurated by Maite Martin (15 July).
Members of the coveted Montoya dynasty will demonstrate why they are among the most respected dancers of today. Farrucuito (12 August) will thrill the audience with his spectacular dance routines, a style inherited from the grandfather, the phenomenal Gypsy dancer El Farruco.
Farrucuito, will need no introduction to lovers of the flamenco dance. He began dancing at the age of five, when he performed alongside his grandfather in the show Flamenco Puro, but it was his role in the Carlos Saura film Flamenco that was to be his springboard into the world of flamenco fame. Today, he is considered one of the greatest dancers of his era and he has continued with his family’s long tradition, becoming one of the superstars of the dance world.
Guitarist Diego del Morao will team up with singer Israel Fernandez (20 August) for a performance of traditional voice and guitar. Diego comes from a long line of coveted guitarists from Jerez de la Frontera, which includes his grandfather, El Morao, and his father, Moraito Chico.
Israel was born in Toledo, but has his origins in Andalucía. He began singing during intimate family get-togethers, which were his springboard onto a lucrative career. His performance fuses the orthodox with the contemporary, making him one of the new generation of singers who are contributing to the natural evolution of flamenco.
Similar to last year the festival will close on Friday 27 August with a spectacular fin de fiesta type show under the banner of Perla, Tobalo and Friends, an ensemble of celebrated singers (El Pele, José Canela, Lela Soto and Posito, dancers and guitarists who will demonstrate the true essence of a Gypsy family fiesta.
The festival offers several different zones, and ticket prices vary depending on the zone. All performances begin at 9pm. In total, there will be 14 concerts with a capacity ranging from 250 to 500 people.
information about the first edition of the festival in 2021.