Excellent, so you’ve decided to explore the world-class range of flamenco in Madrid and enjoy a show. You googled the best shows in Madrid and ah, the tyranny of choice! I hear you, picking a flamenco show in Madrid can be very confusing. So let me give you a few tips to help you see the best flamenco Madrid has to offer!
I count myself lucky to be excited about September each year, and this is due mainly to… well yes, flamenco! My dance and rhythm classes resume, and the calendar fills up with fantastic flamenconess around Madrid. And here are the flamenco events that most excite me this year – and some of them are free!
Going to a tablao (flamenco venue) is a fantastic way to experience flamenco in Madrid, but not the only way. What about hitting a flamenco bar?
The experience may even prove more interactive — you may end up making friends and/or dancing flamenco yourself until it’s time to head for chocolate con churros! So, in an attempt to help you have a very flamenco night out, here are my favourite flamenco bars in Madrid — a mix of tapas bars, clubs and, well, strange holes in the wall. Get ready to have the flamenco time of your life. (more…)
The earliest memory I have of a zambomba (or friction drum) is of my uncle Pedro playing it in a very a-musical fashion while the rest of the family sang one of the four Christmas carols that constituted our repertoire.