"The magic of flamenco and the enchantment of electronic music", that's Sacro by Mestiza
Flamenco and electronic music lovers were able to enjoy the show on July 16 in Madrid
The Eslava Theater turned into red lights to the beat of deep house when two female shapes burst onto the stage. In the middle of a performance that imitated the darkest and most unknown ceremonial rites, Sacro by Mëstiza began, a new musical concept that combines electronic music with flamenco and other more traditional sounds. This innovative idea finds its roots in Latin house or Afro house.
Its authors, DJs and producers Belah and Pitty Bernad, members of the group Mëstiza, describe the show as a space where "the magic of flamenco is combined with the enchantment of electronics". The room danced to the melody emitted by the loudspeakers under an almost hypnotic effect. It was a two-hour show where originality and feminine power played the leading role.
The musical influence was accompanied by an impressive staging. Flamenco not only inspires the music of the DJs, but also influences the aesthetics that accompany the creators of the show. Both wore a long black veil that was attached to their heads by a crown of thorns. Their silhouettes were raised in the center of the room simulating the iconography of a Nazarene. Meanwhile, the illumination was supported by a red light that took over the entire room and, in addition, was reinforced by the mysticism and spirituality instilled by the candles placed around the artists.
The club, commonly known as Joy Eslava, was immersed in an aesthetic that inspired the cante jondo and the most traditional flamenco tablaos. Male and female dancers entered and exited the stage. Each of them wore a different outfit reminiscent of the most classic and common Andalusian garments: the mantilla, the flamenco dress or the costumes of bullfighters.
The set of the show, so set in the folklore of Spain, has attracted the attention of an audience that goes beyond the borders of the peninsula. One of the objectives of Sacro by Mëstiza is to internationalize flamenco, and, to a certain extent, they have achieved it. Among the attendees were people from many European countries, and even from Latin American countries, such as Brazil.
Sacro is another example of the timelessness of folk music. It is increasingly common for artists to experiment and create new formulas from flamenco. This musical genre has been, is and will be an inexhaustible source of inspiration.