Flamenco in Barcelona has had a historical tradition for decades. The documentary “Bajarí”, which will be broadcast on Channel 33 on Tuesday 5 June, aims to portray the gypsy culture and roots of flamenco in the city of Barcelona through a film directed by Eva Vila and in the first person through the artists themselves. Bajarí – the name some gypsies used to call Barcelona in the Caló language – narrates the arrival of the dancer Karime Amaya (grandniece of the great dancer Carmen Amaya) in Barcelona and explains her work in a new show with local artists.
The documentary has the collaboration of Tablao Flamenco Cordobés in its production and some scenes are filmed in this artistic space dedicated to flamenco in its purest form. In addition, the film also features artists who are loyal to Tablao Flamenco Cordobes de Barcelona such as Karime Amaya, Justo Fernández El Tuto and Juan Manzano El Coco.
Synopsis and Actors
Synopsis: Karime Amaya arrives in Barcelona to relive the flamenco career of her great aunt Carmen Amaya. Karime’s mother, Mercedes Amaya’La Winny’, joins her from Mexico to prepare a great show with the best artists of the city. Together you will discover the spirit of Bajarí, the city of Barcelona in Caló, the language of the gypsies. Meanwhile, Juanito is about to fulfill his dream: to have a pair of red booties to become the best flamenco dancer. The intertwined stories will seek to convey the history of a flamenco culture based on dance.
Actors: Luis Santiago Aguilar, Santiago Aguilar, Juan Amaya, Karime Amaya, Mercedes Amaya La Winny, Edu Cortés, Juan Cristóbal, Agustín Espín