It’s hard to live in Seville and not be influenced by flamenco. While working on my novel I’ve been doing some research and these are the websites I’ve found most useful, informative and entertaining. Hope they come in handy to you as well.
Just as the name suggests, this website has every thing you need to know about the world of flamenco. It’s got sections on:
- Flamenco artists: this includes a detailed biography of the most important people in flamenco, whether they are singers, dancers or guitarists.
- A collection of brilliant videos of singing, dancing and guitarists playing.
- An online magazine with news, interviews, features, and festivals.
- You can even subscribe and get weekly updates of news, offers and events.
This online magazine is an excellent hub for finding out about all aspects of flamenco. You can…
- Discover flamenco events throughout Spain and also around the world.
- Read about artists of cante, guitarra, and baile.
- Search Spain for shops, courses, tablaos, schools, guitar shops, flamenco bars and even theatres.
- Watch tons of flamenco videos on the guitar, singing and also dancing.
The official Andalucia website has a useful flamenco section with information on
- History and origins of flamenco.
- Flamenco styles including fandango, bulerias, soleares and martinetes.
- A tourist section.
- A gallery of artists.
- A flamenco dictionary.
- Events calendar.
- Flamenco routes.
Every year this flamenco festival takes place in Sevilla (normally in September and October) and this website is worth checking out for every thing you need to know about the festival, plus news, press articles, images, and details on previous festivals.
This website has a decent couple of pages on what flamenco is, it’s history, important artists, and fiestas and traditions.
Flamenco festival has a ton of information about flamenco festivals around the world. It covers places such as New York, London, Moscow, and Japan. It also has heaps of information about various artists including videos of performances, history, and up and coming events.
I’ve found Miguelito’s website about life as a flamenco guitarist really interesting. He’s been playing in DC since 1991 and knows a lot of people in the flamenco industry. He has over 600 blog posts which cover a wide range of topics and an extensive list of flamenco teachers.
This website by Steve Kahn has a great collection of photos and images about flamenco over the last century. Steve’s project is about creating awareness of flamenco greats and their impact on history.
Do you know of any decent flamenco websites? Maybe you own one and want to add a link below, that’s fine with me. Hope this helps.