Flamenco on Fire

Flamenco seals its love affair with the North in the sixth edition of Flamenco On Fire. The Festival, which is already one of the essential appointments of the year, will take place August 20-25 in the city of Pamplona, acclaiming the flamenco roots of the Navarra land in honor of Maestro Sabicas.

This year, the Festival will showcase a varied range of activities that will take place during 6 intense days that will set up Pamplona as the headquarters of flamenco up North. The streets and stages of the city will become a meeting point for artists, experts and the audience.

This year, Flamenco On Fire’s main theme will be ‘Generaciones, mitos y promesas’ (Generations, myths and promises). The concerts will all be developed around this topic, and the formats of the shows will be rule-breaking and innovative to build up cross-wide events and will touch most of the activities programmed within the Festival.

With a delightful and careful selection of contents, the Festival will offer, besides the major concerts hosted at the Main Auditorium of Baluarte and the already well known recitals of singing, dancing and playing of the Night Events at the Hotel 3 Reyes, a wide, free, cultural proposal on the open air, with ‘Flamenco en los Balcones’; ‘Jam Flamenca’ and ‘Generaciones, mitos y promesas’. Also, some educational and integrating activities will take place as part of the ‘VI Jornadas sobre Arte Flamenco de Pamplona’. And, just like every year, the best hotels and restaurants will offer a delicious food selection under the route ‘El Pincho de Sabicas’.

See you in Pamplona!

In Memory
of Maestro Sabicas
and dedicated to
‘generations, young
promises and
flamenco myths”.

Complimentary activities outdoors

Flamenco at the balconies

Campana Grabriela

Homenaje a la Campana Gabriela por su 500 aniversario

lunes 20 12:00 h

Este año, la inauguración del Ciclo Flamenco en los Balcones cumple con un cometido muy especial: homenajear a la Campana Gabriela por su 500 aniversario.

La Campana fue fundida el 18 de julio de 1519 y todavía hoy conserva su instalación. Fue bautizada con el nombre del Arcángel Gabriel, cuyo mensaje de la Encarnación se halla íntegramente grabado en latín en el medio. Se trata de la campana más valiosa y compleja del conjunto de Santa María del Mar.

El 20 de agosto, la Capilla de Música de la Catedral, institución vigente desde su fundación el año 1206, interpretará las tres invocaciones del Ángelus, que aluden precisamente al arcángel San Gabriel en su saludo María. Cada invocación del Ángelus, combinada con la campana Gabriela, se cantará en las tres lenguas oficiales de la liturgia de la Diócesis de Pamplona: en latín, en castellano y en euskera.

Acto seguido, Gabriela repicará una vez más de la mano de Josemi y Juan Carmona, inaugurando la sexta edición del Festival Flamenco On Fire y abriendo paso al cante valiente de David de Jacoba y Rancapino Chico por martinete. Un cante que se inició al calor de las fraguas gitanas de Cádiz, Jerez y Sevilla, y que resonará por las calles de la capital pamplonesa en honor a la Campana Gabriela.

Josemi Carmona

Josemi Carmona

Juan Carmona

Juan Carmona

Rancapino Chico

Rancapino Chico

David de Jacoba

David de Jacoba

Flamenco overtakes the streets of the city, invading with art and music the most symbolic plazas and the most beautiful corners of Pamplona. Small recitals with traditional format will be offered in Calle la Mañueta, the City Council Plaza and the balconies of the Hotel la Perla of Plaza del Castillo in Pamplona from Wednesday August 21 through Sunday August 25.

Flamenco Jam

As a novelty of this sixth edition of the Festival, ‘El Bosquecillo’ will host, in an idyllic environment, the acclaimed ‘Jam Flamenca’.  This will open the evenings of the Festival from Thursday August 22 through Sunday, August 25, with the best of the atmospheres, starting at 14:30 h.

Generations, myths and promises

The oral transmission is the main learning tool for flamenco: from parents to children, teachers to students, one generation to the next one. The wisdom of the elderly and the maestros becomes available for the young who turn into heirs of magic and “duende”.

‘Generaciones, mitos y promesas’ (Generations, Myths and Promises) is themain theme for this new edition of Flamenco On Fire and it opens the doors to a series of free concerts that will take place at the ‘El Bosquecillo’, at Civivox Condestable and at Civican Fundación Caja Navarra. These shows will leave room for both young artists and great, renowned flamenco maestros, reminding us of the important oral transmission effect between generations and dynasties within this art. These shows are organized with the support of Fundación Caja Navarra and Obra Social La Caixa.

VI Jornadas de arte Flamenco

During the VI Jornadas sobre Arte Flamenco de Pamplona’ (Pamplona Flamenco Art Days) participants will be able to enjoy a Flash Mob, attend some master classes, workshops, documentaries, children’s activities, conferences, round tables, and flamenco experiences and cuisine. Flamenco experts, journalists, artists, historians and other cultural figures will be together during these exciting times. .

Designed to give value to Maestro Sabicas, particularly this year, these days will be focusing on the importance of the oral transmission within the flamenco generations, myths and promises through several activities organized by Flamenco On Fire with the support of the Federation of Roma Associations of Navarra Gaz Kaló, Fundación Caja Navarra, Caja Rural and Obra Social La Caixa.

  • Vermut Flamenco
    Vermut Flamenco
    20 de agosto | Casa Sabicas

    Vermut Flamenco

  • Conferencia
    Recuerdos de una vida
    21 de agosto - 17:00 h | Sala de conferencias de Baluarte

    Recuerdos de una vida

    Ramón el Portugués y José Suárez

  • Mesa Redonda
    Generaciones del flamenco
    22 de agosto - 17:00 h | Sala de conferencias de Baluarte

    Generaciones del flamenco

    Moderador: Antonio Parra.
    Ponentes: Pepe Habichuela, Curro Albaycín, El Farru, José del Tomate, Tío Selín y José Jiménez

  • Conferencia
    Curro Albaicín
    23 de agosto - 17:00 h | Sala de conferencias de Baluarte

    Zambras de Granada y Flamencos del Sacromonte

    Curro Albaicín

  • Flash Mob
    Flash Mob con El Juncal
    24 de Agosto - 11:15 h | Plaza del Ayuntamiento

    Flash Mob con El Juncal

  • Conferencia
    Joaquín López Bustamante
    24 de agosto - 17:00 h | Sala de conferencias de Baluarte

    El léxico caló y romaní en el flamenco

    Joaquín López Bustamante

  • Conferencia
    Susanne Zellinger
    25 de agosto - 17:00 h | Sala de conferencias de Baluarte

    Flamencos contemporáneos

    Susanne Zellinger

Master classes

Faustino Núñez

Faustino Núñez

Las Claves Musicales del Flamenco

20, 21 y 22 de agosto
De 17:00 h a 18:30 h
Civican Fundación Caja Navarra
Entrada libre
Plazas limitadas.
Para todos los niveles.
Inscripción:
talleres@flamencoonfire.org
El Farru

El Farru

Baile Flamenco

22 de agosto
De 10:00 h 11:30 h
El Juncal
50€
Plazas limitadas.
Para todos los niveles.
Inscripción:
talleres@flamencoonfire.org
Juan de Juan

Juan de Juan

Baile Flamenco

23 de agosto
De 10:00 h 11:30 h
El Juncal
50€
Plazas limitadas.
Para todos los niveles.
Inscripción:
talleres@flamencoonfire.org
Paloma Fantova

Paloma Fantova

Baile Flamenco

24 de agosto
De 10:00 h 11:30 h
El Juncal
50€
Plazas limitadas.
Para todos los niveles.
Inscripción:
talleres@flamencoonfire.org
El Pincho de Sabicas

Dining experience route ‘El Pincho de Sabicas’

Flamenco On Fire presents a new way to understand flamenco through the art of cooking with an eatery route: ‘El Pincho de Sabicas’, with the support of the Navarra Hotel and Restaurant Association..

The best chefs and restaurant owners from 30 restaurants, will develop their recipes around the figure of the guitar Maestro Agustín Castellón Campos ‘Sabicas’, with dishes and proposals inspired on him and his art.

Diseñador Mikel Urmeneta

Flamenco On Fire dresses up with a new image inspired by the theme of this sixth edition ‘Generaciones, mitos y promesas’. The graphic image has been created by Mikel Urmeneta specifically for this purpose. Urmeneta is a creative, multidisciplinary and successful artist, founder and artistic director of Katuki Saguyaki, and he was nominated Vasco Universal 2009 and listed by Forbes magazine in 2017 in the top 100 most creative persons of the World.

Pepe Habichuela

Touristic packages ‘La Pamplona de Sabicas’

The receptive tour operator of the touristic Company Itsaslur, Overtails Incoming, works with Flamenco On Fire to offer the Festival attendees the most comfortable and enjoyable stay in Pamplona.

This partnership offers the audience a great variety of services and tailor-made touristic packages that offer many possibilities and combinations of activities and amenities so that the users can enjoy a real flamenco experience in Pamplona, diving into the history of Maestro Sabicas while getting to know the richness of the Navarra land.

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