All Things Flamenco

Cajones Mario CortesSept. 3 to Sept. 5 2010. Plaza De Agustin Lara and Plaza de la Corrala (Google Maps is not clear on either one of them: please type in Calle Meson de Paredes 66 instead)

The summer of 2010 is far from over. The first Muestra y Exposición Internacional Flamenca (MEIF) is being held this weekend in Lavapiés and provides for yet another series of sultry nights, both for Flamenco lovers and newbies.

Castañuelas, dresses and guitars, shoes and cajones are all there for sale or just for admiration. In case that sounds  a bit too tacky, please note that only the best brands are represented: dancing shoes from Menkes and Gallardo, cajones from Mario Cortés (photo), guitars from Giralda and dresses from Guadalupe. It just does not get any more flamenco than that.

At night the main stage is used for music and dance, but also for workshops with castañuelas,  cajones and guitars. Again, no tourist trap thingies but just how flamenco should be. Keep enjoying  the summer.

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