Flamenco/a on Fire

Crossing borders and stronger than ever, flamenco travels North again from August 21 – 26, transforming the city of Pamplona into a storefront for its best current artistic talent. Flamenco on Fire will hold its fifth edition praising the flamenco roots connected to Navarra through and in honor of Maestro Sabicas.

Once again and during six days, Pamplona will become the headquarters for flamenco in the North, settling in its streets and stages a meeting point for great artists, experts and enthusiasts.

With a broad and tended variety of contents, the Festival will offer a free, excellent outdoors cultural proposal known as ‘Flamenco en los Balcones’ and ‘Jam Flamenca’ that will supplement the core offer of shows housed at the Main Auditorium of the Baluarte and the concerts of singing, dancing and flamenco tapping of the ‘Ciclo Nocturno’. There will also be some workshops and educational activities integrated in the fifth “Jornadas de Arte Flamenco de Pamplona’. And, like in previous years, the best hotels and restaurants will offer a delicious dining experience at the route ‘El Pincho de Sabicas’.

See you in Pamplona!

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En memoria
del Maestro Sabicas
y dedicado a
la mujer flamenca.

To the flamenco woman

‘A la mujer flamenca’ is the cross-cutting cycle that will be released this year for the first time at Flamenco On Fire with the aim of enhancing the women’s entity within the flamenco world. Major shows at Baluarte, concerts at the stage of the Hotel Tres Reyes, concerts of women guitar players at several spots in the city, conferences and workshops will be scattered around this program in honor of women. On top of that, this new cycle will feature the image of this edition of the Festival together with the renowned artist Mikel Urmeneta.

Keeping its social aspect, the Festival will donate 500 charity tickets to organizations that work promoting social inclusion and women empowerment.

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Complimentary activities outdoors

After the great success of previous years, ‘Flamenco en los Balcones’ will come back to Pamplona starting Wednesday 22 and until Sunday August 26. Flamenco On Fire will occupy the streets of the city to reach the heart of every viewer through small recitals of traditional format, that will take place in balconies of three emblematic spots of Pamplona.

Thus, there will be a complimentary, outdoors show at noon in one of the balconies of La Mañueta Street. Then, at 12:45, there will be a second recital at the balcony of the City Council at Plaza Consistorial. And last but not least, at 01:30pm and from the balcony of the Hotel la Perla, all those who find themselves at the splendid Plaza del Castillo will be able to see another pure flamenco performance.

El Mesón del Caballo Blanco, will host the popular ‘Jam Flamenca’, that will open with the best atmosphere the afternoons of the Festival from Thursday 23 through Sunday 26, starting at 2:15pm Great flamenco personalities will deejay a carefully selected musical list, that will finalize with the spontaneous and magic rhythm that defines a Jam Session, coordinated by great musicians.

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Dining experience route ‘El Pincho de Sabicas’

Flamenco On Fire presents a new way to understand flamenco through food with the dining experience route ‘El Pincho de Sabicas’, in cooperation with Asociación Hostelera de Navarra and Moritz.

The best chefs and hotel managers of 20 local establishments will develop their creations around the figure of Maestro Sabicas, with recipes and proposals inspired in his art and personality.

Fifth flamenco art days of pamplona

Clases magistrales, talleres, documentales, recitales, conferencias y mesas redondas, reunirán a flamencólogos, periodistas, artistas, historiadores y otras figuras destacadas de la cultura con motivo de las ‘V Jornadas de Arte Flamenco de Pamplona’. Concebidas para poner en valor la figura del Maestro Sabicas, este año en especial, reivindicarán la importancia y el valor del papel de la mujer en el flamenco mediante múltiples actividades, organizadas por Flamenco On Fire en colaboración con la Federación de Asociaciones Gitanas de Navarra Gaz Kaló y el apoyo de Fundación Caja Navarra.

Diseñador Mikel Urmeneta

This year, Flamenco On Fire will be dressed up with a new image, inspired by the new cycle featured in this edition: ‘A la mujer flamenca’. This image has been created for the occasion by Mikel Urmeneta, an excellent artist and multidisciplinary designer with a successful career and wide experience. He is founder of the firm Kukuxumusu (where he no longer works) and current art director for the brand Katuki Saguyaki. He was appointed Universal Basque citizen in 2009, and listed within the 100 most creative persons of the World by Forbes magazine in 2017.