The Romí Flamenco Festival welcomes Remedios Amaya and extends its borders

The International Flamenco Festival Romí City of La Laguna celebrates its eighth installment this Saturday and Sunday at the Teatro Leal, “reinforcing its status as a reference event for flamenco in the Canary Islands and expanding its projection beyond our borders”. This was highlighted yesterday by the Lagunero mayor, Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, in an act that had a large presence of members of the local government; the invited artists, among which Remedios Amaya stands out; the president of the Association of Gypsy Women Romí Kamela Nakerar, Josefa Santiago, and the director of the festival, José Heredia.

The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Turkish Government and Mutua Tinerfeña, sponsor of this musical event. In addition, the Turkish duo formed by the brothers Öykü and Berk Gürman and Remedios Amaya herself offered a short improvised performance.

With the title of Eternal dawn, the festival, which has already sold out, starts today Saturday, at 8:00 p.m., with a performance by Remedios Amaya, one of the most acclaimed artists in the flamenco universe. The most innovative bet is offered by Öykü and Berk Gürman, who triumphed in 2008 in their country with a style that symbolizes the mixing of flamenco with Turkish folklore.

The festival will also feature a cast of prestigious artists, such as Samara Amaya (singer), Marina Valiente (bailaora), El Perla (guitar), Ana María González (singer), Marina Reyes (singer), Isidro Suárez (percussion), Joaquina Amaya (cantaora) and Juan Reyes the chicken (guitar), which will achieve an act full of magic and talent. Tomorrow, Sunday, at the same time, there will be a second show.

The Romí Ciudad de La Laguna International Flamenco Festival arose in 2014 from the hand of its artistic director, José Heredia Santiago, and the courage of the women who make up the Romí Kamela Nakerar Association, to honor gypsy women and several of the masters of greatest prestige that have traveled the world with their singing, dancing and playing.

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