There's something new on the scene...
www.pieflamenco.com is a home grown Spanish group aimed at pushing Flamenco into the new age.
Plataforma Independiente de Estudios Flamencos Moderno y Contemporáneos
(Is the true name)
The “About” entry says the organization was “born with the main objective of widening the field of study that we know as flamenco. Starting with the premise that the forms of flamenco song, guitar and dance are an artistic activity that generates a determined field of study, the PIE.FMC hopes to bring greater comprehension through its study and contrast with tools [herramientas] that derive from its aesthetics, the history of the art, visual studies and the new considerations that arrive via the cultural studies in the fields of anthropology and sociology.
“The organization has named an editorial council formed by Georges Didi-Huberman, José Manuel Gamboa, Pedro G. Romero, Patricia Molins and José Luís Ortiz Nuevo. From the organization, they will support those areas of work, organize activities and contribute to the creation of a marco (entity) that will be able to make available the work being done in the widening field of flamenco studies.
“The PIE.FMC is a project supported by UNIA arteypensamiento and produced by BNV Producciones.”
It's all in Spanish
So if you can read it then rock on 🙂
If not, just know that not all of Spain has given up on the idea of Flamenco molding it's self into an evolving music, which could compete with even Jazz one day.
I challenge you, to find something new too.
There's got to be someone out there challenging the way we all see flamenco today, lets help them get found 🙂
Post your findings in the comments section below.