WHO ARE WE?
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes Barcelona is the crystallization of the Adame family’s life. Luis and Irene, husband and wife, artists and founders of what this tablao means, lived the golden age of flamenco in Spain. They met and performed with artists that are considered legends of this art nowadays.
Their daughter, Maria Rosa, brilliant student, when she was still a child, attended to the Sevilla Fair in 1972 with his father Luis Adame. The friendship between Luis and the famous promoter Antonio Pulpón granted them access to the best flamenco parties of the time. Major Flamenco. On the last night in the famous Oromana's stall, a meeting point for all the bullfighting leading figures, Maria Rosa saw Matilde Coral dancing to Antonio Mairena’s singin, with that point of bliss that the intimate parties have. On that moment it became crystal clear, Maria Rosa wanted to become a dancer.
Even if it wasn't her father's wish, and under the promise of studying, Maria Rosa danced for years in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes. She had inherited the art of her mother and her aunt Mila de Vargas, another famous dancer of this family saga. Reputed lawyer, Maria Rosa is now Chief Executive Officer of the company and General Manager of Tablao Flamenco Cordobes along with her brothers.
Since its foundation in 1970, Tablao Flamenco Cordobes bets on the best artists of the time, now considered flamenco legends: Camaron de la Isla, Farruco, Manuela Carrasco, Chocolate, Juan Villar, La Tati, Manolete, Lole & Manuel or Bambino, among many others. That was its presentation card to the world and the golden pillar of its origins. Still today these values that remain very alive:
• Faith: Faith in a quality product, even if hiring very expensive artists supposes an enormous cost and risk. Since the beginning, that risk has been well rewarded by the audience throughout our history.
• Evolution: We changed the routine of the classic tablao model for a stage presentation that keeps the freshness of flamenco within a theatrical setting. We also made the show into the heart of the night by eliminating denigrating habits towards the artists, regularly present by then in the tablaos, such as smoking, serving dinner or loud talks during the show.
• Ambition: The same that has driven us to present ahead of everybody many of the artists which ended up becoming flamenco stars: Eva la Yerbabuena, Belén Maya, Israel Galván, La Susi, Miguel Poveda, Montse Cortés, etc. A never-ending list that has marked the legend of this tablao flamenco, leaving an eternal legacy in this art.
Luis P. Adame & María Rosa
Honorary award that Tablao Flamenco Cordobes has delivered periodically coinciding with the celebration of the most significant anniversaries.
In recent years Tablao Flamenco Cordobes has awarded different personalities and entities that have excelled in the defense of flamenco and its interpretation as forum and meeting place of cultures and coexistence, among them; the president of the Generalitat de Catalunya Pasqual Maragall, Barcelona Tourism, Cristina Hoyos or Doctor Barraquer.
1973: First Mezquita de Plata awarded to Doctor Don Joaquín Barraquer. The great dancer Pilar Lopez was the godmother of the act.
1995: 25th Anniversary. Second Mezquita de Plata given to illustrious Mayor of Barcelona Pasqual Maragall. Again, Pilar López was the godmother of the act.
2005: Third Mezquita de Plata awarded to the Federation of Andalusian Cultural Entities in Catalonia (FECAC) and Barcelona Tourism. Godmother of the act, the great bailaora (flamenco dancer) Cristina Hoyos.
2011: Fourth Mezquita de Plata awarded to Cristina Hoyos, godfather of the event, Joan Manuel Serrat. The previous award-winners met, including Don Pascual Maragall, Joaquín Barraquer, with other figures such as Colita, Marina Rossell, Peret and Moncho.
2015: 45th Anniversary. Fifth Mezquita de Plata granted to Taller de Musics, Intitut del Teatre, Fosforito, Juan de Dios Ramírez Heredia, under the leitmotiv "El arte para entendernos".
2017: In this 6th edition, the Silver Mosque was given to two families: Los Farruco and Los Galván, for their influence on the living aesthetics of dance in a wide spectrum that goes from the purest classicism to the most advanced avant-garde, and which was represented in our scenario by Pastora Galván and Antonio el Farru, from January 22th to February 15th.
The ceremony of delivery of the Silver Mosque was held on February 1 at 8:30 pm in the emblematic tablao of Las Ramblas and it was a fundraising event: its collection went entirely to a non-profit organization and Tablao Flamenco Cordobes contributed twice with the amount collected. The godmother responsible of delivering the Mezquita was La Chana, renowned representative of Catalan flamenco. Prominent members of both families such as Farruquito, Farru, El Carpeta, José Galván and Pastora Galván did also attend to the ceremony.