Farrucos and Amaya
Flamenco art in its purest form returns to Barcelona through Tablao Flamenco Cordobes. On this new occasion, the Farruco and Amaya families will be in charge of transmitting the feeling and strength of a culture closely linked to the history of Barcelona and, in particular, to the Rambla since 1970 (the artistic space was founded this year).
During the second half of June, the audience will be able to enjoy the show “Encuentros en la Cumbre del Baile” (Encounters at the Pinnacle of Dance ), a union between two families that will include the presence of Antonio Fernández ‘Farru’ and Manuel Fernández ‘El Carpeta’ (belonging to the great saga of the Farruco family) as well as Karime Amaya (grandniece of the most famous dancer of all times, Carmen Amaya, from Barcelona and created on the beach of Somorrostro where the beaches of Icaria and Bogatell are currently located).
A union of two great families on the stage of Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
Farru and El Carpeta
Antonio Fernández, known as’Farru’ in the world of flamenco art, is the younger brother of the bailaor Farruquito. Farru made his debut at the age of 2 in Berlin and at the age of 10 formed his own company. Since then he has not stopped growing in the international flamenco scene with shows in many cities around the world and participating in tours of artists such as Beyoncé, Björk or Marc Anthony.
Together with Farru will be his brother Manuel Fernández “El Carpeta” (1998). Under the heritage of his grandfather, the great Farruco, who was a regular presence in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, and the complicity of his brothers Farruquito and Farru, is internationally recognized as one of the most important young flamenco dancers of today.
Finally, along with the Farruco saga, the great Karime Amaya, a member of the Amaya family and grandniece of “La Capitana”, the flamenco dancer par excellence Carmen Amaya, will take part. Karime made her debut at the age of 9 and since then has performed at festivals such as the Albuquerque International Festival in the USA, Quito Flamenco Festival, Mont-de-Marsan Flamenco Art Festival in France, Monterrey Flamenco Art Festival and Jerez Flamenco Festival.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona
Founded in 1970 by a family of artists (Luis Adame and Irene Alba), Tablao Flamenco Cordobes has been known since its inception for the high quality of its artists (Camarón de la Isla, Farruco, Tomatito and Bambino are just a few of the names that came to the stage of La Rambla during these early years). Over the years and decades, Tablao Flamenco Cordobés has become a benchmark for flamenco culture in Barcelona. Both artists and amateurs know the level of its boards and today it is one of the epicenters of flamenco. With the celebration of its 40th anniversary in 2010, the Fundación Tablao Flamenco Cordobés was created with the aim of revaluing the foundations of flamenco culture, something that demonstrates the continuous evolution of an artistic space that is already preparing its 50th anniversary for 2020.