Alburquerque, the epicentre of flamenco in the United States
The Alburquerque Flamenco Festival returns after the pandemic with a multitude of Spanish artists who will turn New Mexico into the epicentre of flamenco in the USA.
The city of Albuquerque, in New Mexico, United States, celebrates the 35th edition of its Flamenco Festival from 11 to 18 June. Organised by the National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico, it will bring together great flamenco artists from all over the world: Eva Yerbabuena, Pastora Galván, José Maya, Nélida Tirado, Yjastros, Alfonso Losa and Concha Jareño, among others.
Alburquerque will breathe flamenco, becoming a cultural epicentre of flamenco. One of the objectives of this cultural event is to preserve and promote flamenco, the history and culture of this art form among national and international communities.
Performances and workshops
In addition, the Festival will include more than 30 workshops covering many aspects of flamenco, including the history and development of the art form, dance, music and the unique sounds and rhythms of flamenco. These classes are designed for students of all ages and backgrounds, with the aim of creating a multicultural environment where knowledge of flamenco and personal growth is promoted.
The most outstanding activities are artistic exhibitions, conferences, book readings, performing arts, etc.
In this year's edition there are numerous artists who will travel from all over the world, especially from Spain to show their art on this international stage: the Estévez y Paños Company, the Paloma Fantova Company, Mercedes de Córdoba, Alfonso Losa with Concha Jareño, Pastora Galván, Eva Yerbabuena, José Maya and Sara Cano.
New Mexico is considered the centre of flamenco in the United States, and the Albuquerque Flamenco Festival attracts thousands of students and patrons from all over the world each year.