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
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?
#familyfuntime audio and video recording a Rumba Flamenca version of "Joy to the World" in the style of Zambombas de Jerez.
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!
I had been meaning to write about flamenco and share some experiences that may help you navigate through the dizzying number of shows and activities during the Festival de Jerez 2018 (23 February to 10 March). . . but you know, two kids and life have a way of getting ahead of everything else. Then, … Continue reading Dedicated to Women: Saeta en la Iglesia de San Miguel, Jerez (International Women’s Day 2018)