"Honors to La Cañeta de Málaga": honoring one of the most influential women of flamenco
The world of flamenco pays tribute to the outstanding dancer and singer, La Cañeta de Málaga. With a show that will bring together top artists, the influence and trajectory of the Malagueña will be recognised after more than seven decades on the stage.
On October 16, more than twenty flamenco artists will gather on the stage of the Cervantes Theater in Malaga to pay tribute to one of the most outstanding figures in this art of the last decades, La Cañeta de Málaga.
It will be a very special event due to the participation of great names in the world of flamenco. The singers will be Enrique "El Extremeño", Remache, Pinto Cortés, Remedios Amaya, Cancanilla de Málaga, Antonio "El Álvarez", Amparo Heredia, Israel Fernández and Manuel de la Josefa. And on guitar Pepe Habichuela, who accompanied La Cañeta in some of the albums released and during her trips to Japan, Chaparro de Málaga, Antonio Soto, Luis "El Salao", Rubén Lara. Dancing we will see La Farruca, Luisa Chicano and Carrete de Málaga. The clapping and rhythm will come from the hand of Kiko Tiriti, Juan Laiker, Fernando Santiago and percussion will be provided by Juanma "El Canastero". In addition, the performance will feature the melody of the pianist Carmen G. Jara.
The journalist Manuel Curao will be the responsible for presenting this great event that will begin at 19:00. Flamencologist Ramón Soler, producer Andrés Varea and cultural manager Paco Roji have participated in the production of this event.
LA CAÑETA DE MÁLAGA
María Teresa Sánchez Campos, popularly known as La Cañeta de Málaga, is a singer and dancer with a fruitful artistic career of more than seventy years. She was born in the neighborhood of El Perchel, in the city of Malaga, in 1932. Her mother was the famous cantaora malagueña and perchelera La Pirula, creator of tangos styles later popularized by La Repompa. La Cañeta has flamenco in her blood and since her earliest childhood she has been in contact with singing and dancing.
La Cañeta began performing in tablaos in Malaga such as El Pimpi and El Refugio. When she was still very young she moved to Madrid, where she amazed the public with her ability to transform popular songs and adapt them to her most outstanding style: bulerías. Although La Cañeta has sung tangos, soleás, fandangos, alegrías and seguiriyas. In Madrid, La Cañeta made her debut at the tablao El Duende, where she was part of the cast alongside Pastora Imperio and Gitanillo de Triana. She later worked in other important stages such as Villa Rosa or Circo Price. After a season in Madrid, La Cañeta began her international tours, which took her to Japan, the United States and Latin America. La Cañeta is married to the flamenco singer José Salazar (Los Santos de Maimona, Badajoz) and was his artistic partner for a while. Salazar is an expert in bulerías, soleá and fandangos of Huelva.
La Cañera stands out as an artist for her personality on stage and her extraordinary ability to connect with the audience and move them. She is one of the most important party singers in Malaga, both for tangos and bulerias. La Cañeta follows the trend of the festive singers of Seville and Jerez. During her career, she has recorded four albums accompanied on guitar by Paco Aguilera, Pepe Habichuela, Duque, Manuel Santiago and Pedro Escalona. She has shared the stage with Manolo Caracol and Lola Flores, with Beni de Cádiz, Carmen Amaya and Antonio Gades and La Paquera de Jerez, among others. Now, after seven decades dedicated to offering authentic and pure flamenco, she has decided to take a well-deserved rest.
HONORS TO LA CAÑETA IN ALL FLAMENCO
Coinciding with its fifth anniversary, next November 16th, ALL FLAMENCO will offer the full show "Honores a La Cañeta de Málaga". It will premiere on the TV channel at 22:00h, available through Orange on dial 159, and on our online platform ALLFLAMENCO.NET.
And just in case anyone is still left wanting more, throughout the day ALL FLAMENCO will offer a special schedule with the most outstanding programs of the last five years. Don't miss it!