Second edition of ‘Festival Flamenco Azul’ in Marseille, France
Over fifty artists will perform from April 17th to May 10th, 2020 in fifteen different venues in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Toulon and Digne-les-Bains in a festival that is becoming well-established after the complete success of its first edition.
The prestigious Centre Solea in Marseille, France, will hold the second edition of Festival Flamenco Azul from April 17th to May 10th, 2020 in Marseille, France’s second largest city. It will be a spring with an explosion of flamenco in the form of shows, courses, conferences and master classes for all types of public and for all tastes. Fifty different artists will be in charge of taking their flamenco art to fifteen different venues in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Toulon and Digne-les-Bains.
The 2020 program will feature, among other artists, Kuki Santiago & La Nimeña (April 17th and 18th, Centre Solea), Miguel El Rubio & Laura Santamaría (April 23rd, La Friche la Belle de Mai), José del Tomate (April 24th, La Friche la Belle de Mai), Ana Morales (April 25th, Théatre Toursky), Báné Ndiaye & José Manuel Álvarez (April 26th, Palais de la Bourse), Paloma Pradal (April 30th, Centre René Char Digne-les-Bains), Iván Vargas (May 3rd, Espace Comedia à Toulon), Ana Pérez (May 7th, Théatre des Bernardines) and Luis de la Carrasca (May 9th, Cité de la Musique). Besides, master classes by José Manuel Álvarez, Juanma Cortés and María Pérez will take place from April 21st to April 24th at Centre Solea itself.
Centre Solea is a flamenco institution located in Marseille, France. It’s an ambitious project in collaboration with Escuela de Flamenco de Andalucía (EFA), Arts et Musiques en Provence and the Bienal de Málaga, and it has the support of the Provence sur-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, the Bouches-du-Rhône department and the city of Marseille, where the second edition of Festival Internacional Flamenco Azul will take place.
The goal of the organizers is to showcase flamenco in all its forms. They’ve asked their followers to be patient, vowing to be «committed to a high-quality program». Little by little the second edition of Flamenco Azul is taking shape, and besides de round of shows it will also feature a study meeting at the university, animations, training courses and open stages for all aficionados.
Festival Flamenco Azul 2019
The first edition of Festival Flamenco Azul featured multiple activities, such as the master classes taught by El Choro, Jesús de la Manuela, Juan-Luis Fernández and María Pérez; Juan Coca’s photographic exhibition and the screening of Carlos Saura‘s documentary Flamenco Flamenco.
The festival aslo featured performances by guitarist Paco Santiago, cantaor José Boleco, Argelian musician Meryem Koufi, bailaor Moisés Navarro, plus Rocío Molina’s show and the production Andando por Soleá, featuring Carmen Ledesma, Gema Moreo, Hugo López and Rafael de Carmen.