Diego del Morao & Israel Fernández
Invitada especial: Tía Juana ‘la del Pipa’
Israel Fernández & Diego del Morao are the new flamenco dream couple of 2023. They complement one another like yin and yang: the raw, whispering voice of Fernández is underpinned by Del Morao’s devilish, swinging rhythm. As the son of and successor to the legendary Moraíto Chico, he carries on the guitar tradition of the flamenco dynasty with phenomenal brio.
On the opening evening of the IX Flamenco Biennale, they will be making the tradition sparkle with sensuous singing, fresh performances of the old cante jondo and the ‘soniquete’, the gitano swing from Jerez de la Frontera, one of the flamenco breeding grounds. With none other than the ‘Tina Turner’ of flamenco: Tía Juana la del Pipa (1948), a rough flamenco diamond. Her raw cries, vocals, dance and stirring ‘jaleos’ (shouts of encouragement) make the evening into a veritable ‘Fiesta Gitana’: a 'gitano' celebration in the original sense of the word. A festive inauguration into flamenco savoir-vivre.
Israel Fernández, a new flamenco cyclone