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

Homage to Gabriela the Bell, in its 500th anniversary

August 20 12:00 h

This year, the opening of the Flamenco on the Balconies Cycle has a very special goal: offer homage to Gabriela the Bell in its 500th anniversary.

The Bell was casted on July 18, 1519 and today it still keeps its installation. It was baptized with the name Archangel Gabriel, whose message about the Incarnation is completely engraved in Latin in its center. It is considered the most valuable and complex bell of the Santa María La Real complex.

On August 20, the Cathedral’s Music Chapel, an institution that has remained active since its inception in 1206, will perform the three Angelus invocations, which precisely make reference to Archangel Saint Gabriel in its Hail to Virgin Mary. Every plea of the Angelus, combined with the Gabriela Bell, will be sung in the three official languages of the liturgy of the Diocese of Pamplona: Latin, Spanish and Basque.

Immediately after, Gabriella will ring again by the hand of Josemi and Juan Carmona, opening the sixth edition of the Festival and leading way to the brave singer David de Jacoba and Rancapino Chico singing a martinete. This type of sound has its origins in the gypsy forges of Cadiz, Jerez and Seville and will fill the streets of the Pamplona capital in honor of Gabriela the Bell.

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.

‘F de On Fire’ es el título de un nuevo ciclo de conciertos gratuitos y al aire libre organizados por Flamenco On Fire y la Sala Indara.

Dicho ciclo, está constituido por tres actuaciones que tendrán lugar las semanas previas al multitudinario Festival de flamenco: Flamenco On Fire, que dará comienzo el 20 de agosto. Tres conciertos ofrecidos por agrupaciones representantes del flamenco más contemporáneo, fresco y novedoso del panorama actual, que irán aclimatando, poco a poco y con mucho duende, la capital navarra con exquisitas propuestas.

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.

  • Flamenco Vermouth
    Vermut Flamenco
    20 de agosto - 14:00 h | Casa Sabicas

    Vermut Flamenco

  • Roundtable
    Generaciones del flamenco
    22 de agosto - 17:00 h | Baluarte Conference Room

    Flamenco Generations

    Chairperson: Antonio Parra.
    Speakers: Pepe Habichuela, Curro Albaycín, José del Tomate, Tío Selín and José Jiménez

  • Conference
    Curro Albaicín
    23 de agosto - 17:00 h | Baluarte Conference Room

    Zambras from Granada and Flamencos from el Sacromonte

    Curro Albaicín

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

    Flash Mob with El Juncal

  • Conference
    Joaquín López Bustamante
    24 de agosto - 17:00 h | Baluarte Conference Room

    El léxico caló y romaní en el flamenco

    Joaquín López Bustamante

  • Conference
    Susanne Zellinger
    25 de agosto - 17:00 h | Baluarte Conference Room

    Flamencos contemporáneos

    Susanne Zellinger

Master classes

Faustino Núñez

Faustino Núñez

The Musical Keys of Flamenco

August 20, 21 and 22 de agosto
From 17:00 h to 8:30 h
Civican Fundación Caja Navarra
Free
Class size is limited.
All levels
Registration:
talleres@flamencoonfire.org
Juan de Juan

Juan de Juan

Flamenco Dance

August 22
From 10:00 h to 11:30 h
El Juncal
50€
Class size is limited.
All levels
Registration:
talleres@flamencoonfire.org
El Farru

El Farru

Flamenco Dance

August 23
From 12:00 h to 13:30 h
El Juncal
50€
Class size is limited.
All levels
Registration:
talleres@flamencoonfire.org
Paloma Fantova

Paloma Fantova

Flamenco Dance

August 24
From 10:00 h to 11:30 h
El Juncal
50€
Class size is limited.
All levels
Registration:
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 18 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.

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.

More information

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.

Próximamente información edición 2020