Jerez in November: What To Do and Where to See FREE Flamenco Shows

The best time to see FREE and authentic flamenco performance in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz), for me, is in the fall. Why? Simply, it's not as hot as in the summer and not as heavily populated by flamenco-tourists as other times, as I wrote in What to Do and Where to See FREE Flamenco … Continue reading Jerez in November: What To Do and Where to See FREE Flamenco Shows

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Flamenco in Jerez for Foreigners: Manuel de la Tomasa

Bombastic. In one word, that was Manuel de la Tomasa's outstanding performance at Peña Flamenca (PF) Tio Jose de Paula on the second Saturday of its 35th Otono Flamenco--of FREE authentic flamenco (puro) recitals in October in Jerez de la Frontera. This year's shows are dedicated to Don Antonio Chacón García who was born 150 … Continue reading Flamenco in Jerez for Foreigners: Manuel de la Tomasa

What To Do and Where To See FREE Flamenco Shows in Jerez in October

The best time to see authentic and FREE flamenco performance in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz), for me, is in the autumn. Beginning in October (sometimes late September), two Peña Flamencas (or flamenco clubs)-- Peña Buena Gente and Peña Tio Jose de Paula--offer weekly performances from local flamencos that you do not normally get to … Continue reading What To Do and Where To See FREE Flamenco Shows in Jerez in October

Where to See flamenco during Semana Santa/Holy Week/Easter in Jerez

You came here for flamenco, didn't you? And it just happens to be Easter/Passion week in this little town of flamenco, sherry, fighting bulls and dancing horses. Not to worry. The city has evolved and there are FREE flamenco shows here this Easter Passion week. My first time in Jerez, I came to study flamenco … Continue reading Where to See flamenco during Semana Santa/Holy Week/Easter in Jerez

So far we have the (above) Peña Flamenca Buena Gente contest (concurso) where you can reliably see a Saeta performance.  Semi finals begining at 2100h on 05 and 06 April 2019 @  "Nave del Aceite" in Plaza Belen.  FREE entrance.  If you are like the locals who bring their family along, there is a nice playground with a wide open space for your kids' free play in the plaza.  The finals will be at 20:30 on 13 April at Sala Compañia.  Usually also FREE entrance until full.  Arrive early.  There will be a line.

Easter in Spain: where to see Saeta in Jerez de la Frontera?

If you are planning to visit southern Spain during the Holy Week (Semana Santa), you may be able to chance upon a unique form of flamenco called Saetas, exclusively sang during this time.  These are religious songs in the form of chants worshiping the decorated figurines of Jesus and Mary at seemingly endless processions during … Continue reading Easter in Spain: where to see Saeta in Jerez de la Frontera?

Here come the Zambombas in Jerez de la Frontera… Ven, ven ven!

The temperature has finally dropped to an Andalusian wintry chill and the arrival of Christmas is marked by the festive Zambombas, beginning in late November! Now, what exactly are Zambombas? They are traditional Christmas carols (Villancicos) sung in groups, usually in neighborhood gatherings, and in Jerezano style; that is, with festive flamenco flair... and perhaps, … Continue reading Here come the Zambombas in Jerez de la Frontera… Ven, ven ven!