The Flamenco Festival New York 2023 brings a new crop of the best flamenco dancers and musicians from Spain, as they start their American tours.
There’s always something for everyone from traditional purists, to the experimental avant-garde.
The flamenco carries the heritage of so many peoples. European, African, Arab, and Asian culture all come together in Spain. You can hear it in the music and see it in the dance.
The guitar and Spanish songs came to the Americas long before flamenco developed, so it blends naturally with tropical music, Indigenous music, and American jazz. Flamenco blending with urban music has triggered a global flamenco renaissance. The flamenco cry is the call to prayer, and you hear it everywhere.
We are blends of one another and its all in the flamenco.
23rd Flamenco Festival New York 2023
The 2023 Flamenco Festival New York is at New York City Center, Instituto Cervantes, Joe’s Pub, Roulette and Drom; between March 18-26, 2023. ¡Olé!
Flamenco guitar master Rafael Riqueni makes his New York debut at the Flamenco Festival; for Robert Browning Associates at Roulette Intermedium in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn; on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 8pm. From $32.50.
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Spanish multi-instrumentalist Diego Villegas performs his project “Cinco,” playing flamenco music on five instruments inspired by his experiences on five continents; at Instituto Cervantes in Midtown East; on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 7pm. $25. 🇪🇸
Living flamenco legend Sara Baras returns to New York City with a love letter to flamenco’s origins. “Alma” is an evening-length showcase of propulsive footwork, formidable musicianship, and unforgettable performances; at New York City Center in Midtown, Manhattan; Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 8pm. From $35
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The Emilio Solla & Antonio Lizana Quartet preview their new album “El Siempre Mar” (May 2023) and start their world tour; at Joe’s Pub in NoHo, Manhattan; on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 9:30pm. From $36. 🇦🇷 🇪🇸
Matías López “El Mati,” sings Spanish flamenco at Drom in the East Village; on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 7pm. From $30. 🇪🇸
This is the official Flamenco Festival New York 2023. There are usually shows at other venues around the festival.