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Welcome to ExpoFlamenco

It is peculiar that flamenco, a musical genre (or rather, a Cultural Heritage), originated in forgotten, marginalized and poor Andalusian gypsy communities, recognition and hobby worldwide. It would not be an exaggeration to say that every human being on the planet with a moderate cultural level has heard something of flamenco and recognizes it as the Spanish artistic expression par excellence. However, flamenco is now at a crossroads. From its enigmatic beginnings, flamenco has become globalized. Most of the world’s great cities (and many minors, too) have communities of flamenco artists and fans.

This globalization has inevitably pushed flamenco a little towards popular and commercial culture, and this has allowed flamenco to sometimes mix or merge with other artistic forms, such as jazz, classical music or even rock. It is true that every musical genre is dynamic and constantly evolving, but it is also true that such evolution and dynamism tends to push pure and original forms into oblivion. Today there is an intense debate between purists and those artists and fans who are more adventurous and tolerant of change, about the merits of new forms and trends in flamenco. We will not take sides in this debate, but we believe that it is important to have a space to share ideas and knowledge, from the history and roots of flamenco, its styles and its complex cultural background, to flamenco guitar, singing and dancing techniques. Old school and new too. Our goal, then, is to provide that virtual space.

 

 

One particularity of the Flamenco communities in the world, with the exception of those in Spain, is that they are often isolated from each other. We hope that ExpoFlamenco will alleviate this isolation, allowing the communities and flamenco fans of the world to get in touch, sharing their passions, their joys and their frustrations, preserving and enriching the incomparable cultural heritage of flamenco.
We love flamenco at ExpoFlamenco.com and we love to interact with people from all over the world who love flamenco. That’s why we have built a place for flamenco enthusiasts to meet with artists, professionals and support organizations. It is a victory for all.

The team that works with Expoflamenco.com is passionate about flamenco and its culture. Therefore, our financial model works on a cost recovery basis. Any income withheld on operating costs and current development apply to future projects designed to promote flamenco and support the Flamenco communities. Thus, supporting Expoflamenco.com through advertising with us, becoming a member, participating in our services, providing their time or simply making a donation, is helping the artists and communities of flamenco and ensuring that flamenco grows throughout the world. world.

Vision

We believe that flamenco has the power to promote peace and understanding in the world. Provide a virtual space for all flamenco fans and their communities, with the aim of sharing and promoting flamenco local and global.

Mission

​To facilitate interaction and communication between amateurs, professionals, students, shops and Flamenco organizations with the aim of preserving and disseminating the best of flamenco art.

Expoflamenco Team

JAFELIN HELTEN
​→ Founder and Public relations
Cantaora, flamenco, dreamy
Vancouver, Canada
jafelin@expoflamenco.com

MANUEL BOHÓRQUEZ
→ Content Director
Flamenco press and experiences
​La Puebla del Río, Andalusia
bohorquez@expoflamenco.com

JUAN GARRIDO
→ Writing in Jerez
Interviews with rhythm
Jerez, Spain
juangarrido@expoflamenco.com

ESTELA ZATANIA
Estela’s blog
Writer, researcher, artist
Jerez, Spain
estela@expoflamenco.com

MITCH HELTEN
​→ Business Development
Leading the dream
Vancouver, Canada
mitch@expoflamenco.com

PAUL YOUNG
→ ​Designs and Translations
Aspiring flamencologist
Vancouver, Canada
paul@expoflamenco.com

LUIS PÉREZ
→ Flamenco Art Chronicles
Philologist of authentic Flamenco
Sevilla, Spain
luisperez@expoflamenco.com

QUICO PÉREZ-VENTANA
Web Management + Digital Marketing
Sensible journalism
(Indomitable) Seville
perezventana@expoflamenco.com

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