'Festival Flamenco Gitano USA 2012' in New York

'Festival Flamenco Gitano USA 2012' in New York

Direct from Spain: a month-long celebration of the Gypsy roots of flamenco.

In recent years, the San Francisco Bay Area has become a major U.S. conduit for Spain’s greatest flamenco artists. […] There’s really a vibrant scene here and Nina Menéndez has become a major force [as] the producer of the Bay Area Flamenco Festival.

—NPR, The California Report

The 7th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival: Festival Flamenco Gitano USA will feature world-class artists from Spain, including the world premiere of the Gypsy flamenco all-star ensemble Fiesta Jerez, and the anticipated U.S. premiere of 'El Carpeta' —the 14-year-old prodigy of the legendary Farruco Family— who will appear with clan matriarch, 'La Farruca.'

The Bay Area Flamenco Festival is recognized as one of the most vibrant flamenco festivals in the United States, featuring authentic, world-renowned flamenco talent from Spain. Founded in 2005, the Festival has grown into a popular and vital annual Bay Area cultural event drawing over 3000 world music and dance enthusiasts.

¡Fiesta Jerez! Gypsy Flamenco All-Stars
A 12-member ensemble from the heart of the Andalusian wine-country.
On October 6th at 8 pm at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
A return to the roots, joy and soul of flamenco. This concert, intimate, immediate, impassioned, feels less like a stage production and more like an invitation to a Gypsy family celebration in Andalucia. This brilliant 12-member, all-star ensemble from the heart of the Andalusian wine-country features artists representing several of the most important Gypsy flamenco dynasties of Jerez, including singer/dancer Juana la del Pipa, singer Enrique el Zambo, singer/dancer Kina Mendez, and dancer Gema Moneo, a rising star in flamenco.
Farruco Family: La Farruca & El Carpeta
On October 7th at 7 pm at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
The U.S. debut of the 14-year-old prodigy El Carpeta, and return of matriarch La Farruca /mdash;both of the legendary Los Farruco dynasty, the first family of Gypsy flamenco dance. As La Farruca is acclaimed for her elegance, her son "El Carpeta" is becoming known as the most extraordinary flamenco dancer of his generation and torchbearer for the family legacy. The youngest brother of Farruquito, he’s been teaching master classes since the age of six!
Diego El Cigala
On November 13th at 8 pm at Town Hall.
Spain's superstar vocalist returns to New York after his 2011 concert, which was named one of the most memorable performances of the year by the New York Times. While renowned for his pioneering fusions of flamenco with Latin American music, here he returns to his roots, providing audiences with a rare chance to see him performing his fierce and blazing renditions of flamenco puro on stage. Guitarist Diego del Morao joins him as special guest artist.

Buy tickets online or call 212-545-7536.

  • Performing arts
  • New York
  • Oct 5, 2012Nov 13, 2012


Various venues in New York City



More information

Festival's website


Presented by 7th Bay Area Flamenco Festival in collaboration with presenters in other major cities all of whom have a strong track record in the field of flamenco dance, such as the World Music Institute in New York City and Kala Koa Entertainment in Los Angeles.