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The centenary of Fernanda de Utrera and the Festival de Jerez: February at Espacio Expoflamenco

Among the activities programmed by our cultural center in Jerez, the commemoration of the centenary of Fernanda de Utrera and some Meetings of the 27th Festival of Jerez stand out.

The international flamenco community has a busy schedule of events for the month of February 2023 aimed at promoting and disseminating the culture of our art. Espacio Expoflamenco has organized a series of activities, including the commemoration of the centenary of Fernanda de Utrera and some meetings already prepared for the 27th Festival de Jerez. But there is much more. All with free admission until full capacity is reached at our headquarters on calle Diego Fernández Herrera s/n. Building Los Ramos de Jerez.


Among them, the meeting between Tomasa La Macanita and Esperanza Fernández, two great singers who will come together in honor and memory of Fernanda de Utrera, stands out. There will also be presentations of different events and a book by Carmen Arjona, as well as an exhibition by the painter Luis Márquez. During the Festival de Jerez, Espacio Expoflamenco is going to organize The Festival meetings. Every day at 5:00 p.m. it will bring together artists, promoters, trainees, fans and journalists who attend the international event.





Space Expoflamenco Agenda – February 2023

Wednesday 1, at 12:15 p.m.- Meeting for the teaching of flamenco with the students of the IES Elena García Armada and with the students of the Sir M.A. Refalo 6thForm of Gozo (Malta).

Thursday 2, at 7:00 p.m.- Presentation of the VIII edition of the Flamenco Literature Contest ‘La Fragua de la Isla’ (San Fernando) / At 8:00 p.m., presentation of the I Tourism and Flamenco Forum of the Association of Tourism Companies of Cádiz to be held at the Camarón de la Isla Interpretation Center (San Fernando).

Saturday 4, at 12 noon.- Presentation of the flamenco book ‘Pepe el Cachas, forgive me for bothering you’ by its author Carmen Arjona Pabón (journalist and graduate in Flamencology).

Thursday 9, at 8:30 p.m.- Special Centenary of Fernanda de Utrera, session on Flamenco Culture & Sherry with José María Castaño. Guest: Estela Zatania. Author of the article in Expoflamenco, dedicated to the unforgettable cantaora, «Everybody loves me for my cante… but nobody loves me»

Saturday 11, at 12 noon.- Special Centenary of Fernanda de Utrera. ‘The legacy of Fernanda de Utrera’. Meeting with the cantaoras Tomasa Guerrero ‘La Macanita’ and Esperanza Fernández.

Thursday 16, at 8:30 p.m.- Presentation of the Exhibition of the Jerez-born painter Luis Márquez at Espacio Expoflamenco and the special program ‘Encuentros del Festival de Jerez’, which will take place every day (Monday to Friday) of the 27th edition of the international event (2023).

Friday 24, Monday 17 and Tuesday 28.- ‘Festival de Jerez Meetings’, a window from Espacio Expoflamenco to the international flamenco community with daily presence (Monday to Friday) of artists, teachers, programmers, students and hobbyists.

Crítico flamenco de Jerez de la Frontera (1970). Locutor desde 1992 del programa de radio 'Los caminos del cante'. Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad de Cádiz y autor de los libros 'De Jerez y sus cantes', 'Manuel Soto Sordera, la elegancia del duende' y 'La Albarizuela: el tercer barrio gitano y flamenco de Jerez'.