A festival that explores flamenco in all its forms and combines it with the feminine.
In August in the south of France, flamenco is queen!
FlamencA is an international festival, working to discover and promote the most promising artists of the new generation of flamenco.
In 2022 more than 3500 people were able to experience this rich and deep culture, heir to a great artistic tradition of interbreeding, thanks to FlamencA.
The artistic orientations have made FlamencA in only five editions the revelation of emerging flamenco festivals in France and abroad. Unique French musical event to be broadcast by the international channel All flamenco.
FlamencA, a festival giving a privileged place to female artists, stands out again this year for the variety and richness of these artistic proposals:
Traditional flamenco concerts combining song, dance and guitar, song and guitar recitals "puro flamenco", exhibitions, screenings, music and poetry evenings, creations, internship proposals and master classes with great masters in many disciplines.
For eighteen days, musicians, dancers, singers, poets, creators, photographers, invest historical and prestigious places in the city of Arles and the surrounding area:
The Antique theatre, the courtyard of the archdiocese, the Arles Antique museum, the Arlaten museon, the Réattu museum, art galleries, the Jules César gardens, the Montauban castle in Fontvielle, the Méjanes estate in the Camargue.
FlamencA, a young festival that claims flamenco and today's culture.
Flamenco is an artistic expression whose genesis is the meeting in Andalusia of several peoples and cultures: Arabs present for eight centuries in the south of Spain, the influences of Sephardic Jewish music, Spanish folk music and the gypsy culture (the gypsies who arrived in Spain in the 15th century).
Even if flamenco is still today marked by a mystery around its origins, we can consider that it was born in Andalusia at the end of the 18th century in the poorest and marginal social strata of the population.
It is a popular artistic expression of oral tradition articulated around three poles: song, dance and guitar. It is a very codified music that is exercised through a whole range of types of songs or dances that are called palos. The palos are musical modalities or structures that are distinguished by their rhythmic cycles, the themes addressed in their lyrics, the geographical origin or the singularity of the interpretation. With several hundred palos or variants of palos, flamenco can be considered the richest folk music in the world.
Flamenco listed in 2010 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO