Thursday, 7 June 2012
The white night of Flamenco de Córdoba
No other city in the world hosts such an original event as The White Night of Flamenco, which takes place in Cordoba for one whole night in June. It is a night where streets, squares, taverns and street corners ring to the sound of chords, footsteps and voices.
Flamenco in its purest form rubs shoulders with more avant-garde productions, public art, cuisine, poetry and drama. The White Night of Flamenco takes place in Cordoba, the capital city of encounters and of tolerance, a city so steeped in Flamenco that even its town clock chimes out the hours with the strumming of a guitar in the Plaza de las Tendillas. A city of one race and of many, of mixtures and of roots.
On that magical night, Cordoba becomes one great stage, where artists of the calibre of José Mercé, El Lebrijano, Rosario Flores, Fosforito, El Cigala, Miguel Poveda, Manolo Sanlucar, Jose El Frances, Chambao, Medina Azahara, Luis de Córdoba and El Pele, among others, have performed.
In its first year, the event was attended by over 200,000 people, in the second and third, over 250,000, and the fourth, 280.000, so it would not be an exaggeration to state that The White Night of Flamenco is set to become the largest event of Flamenco art in the world.
The white night is held June 16th.
There is a parallel program held from 14 till 16 June.
Text from: Tourist office Cordoba
More information: www.turismodecordoba.org