Antonio Amaya, better known in the world of Flamenco and to his friends and family as “Petete” is a “bailaor” and “palmero” from Seville. He was born into a family of artists; one of these being Remedios Amaya, who is one of the greatest female voices of recent decades.
Twenty years ago, “Flamenco” by Carlos Saura, an indispensable film in the filmography of the flamenco song form, known as the cante jondo, premiered. In his film, the filmmaker director chose Belén Maya as one of the representatives of the new aesthetics of flamenco. Her image even inspired the promotional poster of the film. Belén Maya’s freshness, originality and personality captivated the prestigious filmmaker, who justified his choice with the eloquent phrase: “it doesn’t seem like flamenco”.
What better way to showcase the Iberian Peninsula culture than with the very powerful Fado song and popular Flamenco dance? Both Fado from Portugal and Flamenco from Spain have recently been declared Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO…
One of the most traditional fusions in Flamenco is the “Al-Andalus” islamic music, or Sephardi music, with Flamenco. Juan Peña “El Lebrijano” was one of the pioneers who researched and recorded with Tanger Al-Andalus Orchestra. This investigation became a fashion in the early 80s and many more sang in this style, for example Lole Montoya…
DJ & Flamenco
Now, Flamenco sounds like techno too. The dancing is still in the Flamenco style, but it adopts its own personal, electric, performative language.
The resonant space and bass sounds are the basis for creating an atmosphere full of rhythms and textures, which come together to create a musically and pysically explosive mix.