Flamenco Festival London 2019 – David Carmona, Kiki Morente, Sergio de Lope

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Flamenco Festival London at Sadler’s Wells continues this weekend with an incredible selection of flamenco’s finest contemporary artists.

Gala Flamenca features the flamenco dancers Mercedes Ruiz, Eduardo Guerrero and María Moreno with guest singer María Terremoto  Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July 2019 at 7.30pm. Tickets

Also on Friday 12 July 2019 at 6pm,  the flamenco guitarist David Carmona from Granada presents Un sueño de locura  – A Dream of Madness from his first solo album of the same name Sueño de Locura (Nuevos Medios, 2017), which features Estrella Morente and Tino di Geraldo. Here is a clip from the Nuevos Medios YouTube

David Carmona Fernández worked on this recording for years with his mentor, the legendary flamenco guitarist Manolo Sanlúcar, who says: “He is my adopted son, my only heir, the only reference for the future of the guitar.” David CarmonaUn sueño de locura in the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells on Friday 12 July 2019 at 6pm. Tickets

Later, on Friday 12 July 2019 at 8.30pm,  the theme of new young flamenco talent continues with the young flamenco singer and guitarist Kiki Morente – the son of legendary singer Enrique Morente and dancer Aurora Carbonell – brother of the singers Estrella Morente and Soleá Morente – presenting Albayzín – which takes its name from the gypsy quarter of Granada where he grew up. Here he speaks about his beginnings and the release of his first recording called Albayzín, dedicated to his father, Enrique Morente.

 Kiki Morente presents Albayzín in the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells on Friday 12 July 2019 at 8.30pm. Tickets

On Saturday 13 July 2019 at 6.30pm, Flamenco Festival London presents the UK première  of the award-winning flautist and saxophonist Sergio de Lope in Ser de LuzMaking his London debut, Sergio de Lope and his ensemble will also feature the young flamenco dancer Christina Aguilera. Tickets

Flamenco Festival London 2019 finishes on a high point with the choreographer, director and multi-award winning dancer Patricia Guerrero’s  Catedral on Sunday 14 July 2019 at 7.30pm. Tickets

Flamenco Festival London 2019 with Director Miguel Marín, is at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4TN. Tel. 020 7863 8000, sadlerswells.com

© Thérèse Wassily Saba 2019