Mid-summer is upon us and as in previous years we are going to attend this year’s 26th edition of Curso Flamenco organized by Gerardo Núñez and Carmen Cortés in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz).
This year’s course goers will be instructed by the great Gerardo Núñez on flamenco technique and styles, by Rafael Utrera on flamenco singing, Angel Sánchez “Cepillo” on percussion and Antonio Carrión on song accompaniment. All of these classes will be imparted at the Merced Auditorium. (Auditorio de la Merced).
Carmen Cortés will be leading the dance academy along with Carmen Lozano. This year Carmen has prepared a special edition focusing on the Bulerías style. The dance classes will take place at the Patio de la Victoria.
On our part, my son and I will be presenting the latest guitars we built. Felipe Conde Jr. will take his concert grade flamenco guitar with a spruce soundboard and cypress back and sides. We will also be presenting several other concert guitars and also some studio guitars.
We will stay at Los Helechos Hotel as usual from 21-24 of July. If you have any special requests and would like to see or test a particular guitar, please let us know in the coming week.
We are looking forward to seeing many old friends and enjoying the good life and the fantastic gastronomy of the region!
See you in Sanlúcar!