16 May Flamenco Online in Flamenco Peñas Flamencas
Flamenco Online in the Peñas Flamencas:
Nowadays, Flamenco Online is born in the Peñas Flamencas, after the Covid-19 and the expansion of digitalisation in many sectors, specifically, the first Peña Flamenca Online has been created. Here is a brief overview of the flamenco clubs and their social importance in flamenco.
All flamenco enthusiasts and professional artists are aware of the mission and influence that flamenco clubs currently have on the art of flamenco, and their important interest in the maintenance and dissemination of flamenco, as one of their main objectives.
If we start from the time of the singing cafés (1850-90), when flamenco began to leave its reduced environment to approach the general public, the amateurs and professionals needed places to meet and learn, they listened to each other, thus starting different gatherings of friends and small groups that in their leisure time after work, met to enjoy some songs and discuss aspects of flamenco. This was the beginning of different gatherings of friends and small groups who, in their leisure time after work, met to enjoy some songs and discuss aspects of flamenco. These meetings are known to have taken place around 1880 in the Café de Silverio Franconetti in Seville, and also in many towns and cities in those years.
Later, around 1920, groups of flamenco enthusiasts began to appear in the city of Granada with the aim of recovering some of the styles that had been almost forgotten and were in danger of disappearing, and thanks to the support of intellectuals they managed to create the first flamenco cante jondo (deep singing) festival in 1922.
Years later, in the middle of the 20th century, the first groups of aficionados began to appear, founding the first flamenco clubs in order to meet with a certain frequency and regularity. In these years, this type of social gatherings required a permit from the Civil Government, as public gatherings of more than 3 people were forbidden, until 1964, when the Law of Associations was enacted, giving rise to the widespread appearance of many peñas which spread to many regions of Andalusia, Extremadura, Madrid, Barcelona, and other cities nationwide, and even flamenco peñas were formed in other foreign countries such as France, Japan, and America.
From this law the flamenco clubs were registered as non-profit cultural entities, having as a common objective the study and research of flamenco, maintenance and dissemination of flamenco, promotion of the hobby and the classicism of the styles, and all this must be fulfilled through a few lines in its direction and partners. The importance of knowing how to teach and to listen in order to create a good hobby.
A very important social movement that has reached the present day with many objectives centred on the art of flamenco, both for amateurs, professional artists and the general public, as a multitude of activities such as recitals, festivals, training activities, etc. are carried out to enhance this art form, which is Intangible Heritage of Humanity, always with the support of the public administrations.
After Covid-19 the activity of the flamenco clubs has come to a standstill, and with it, many artists have been affected. For this reason, the flamenco clubs have also decided to start their digital journey in the use of technology, thus giving birth to the first Virtual Flamenco Club, "HOME FLAMENCO", which during this month of May has started live broadcasts of flamenco concerts to enjoy them from home.
The Asociación Cultural Sirimusa, want to offer all flamenco fans a unique musical experience. In the history of music there has never been such a hiatus in live musical activity as the one we are currently experiencing, and especially in flamenco music. It is the moment to have this opportunity to enjoy the flamenco art live from your home, and in this way contribute and help flamenco artists to continue with their shows.
Through "Home Flamenco", anyone interested in flamenco music will be able to enjoy live flamenco recitals at home virtually. They will be able to enjoy live performances of flamenco artists with a large number of people from all over the world. The technology of the platform used to enjoy this experience allows the audience to interact with the artists at specific moments of the performance.
For this Saturday night, May 16th at 11pm, you can enjoy the flamenco guitar concert of Manuel de la Luz, with Olivia Molina as guest singer.
To attend the concert click on the following link: http://homeflamenco.com/?fbclid=IwAR1kRhvdzrU-nBnhEcWjOMlIoyBA1NP13we9-HvFNqpcXbI27T6vOd4ryD4
The concert is free of charge, spectators can make a direct donation to the artists via Bizum or Stripe.
We hope you enjoy these flamenco concerts.