International Flamenco Day: why it is celebrated on November 16 and what leads us to stare at Rosalía today

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Today is an unrepeatable day in our country. This Thursday, November 16, two great musical celebrations come together that, for the first time in history, walk hand in hand. The great festival of Latin music, Los Latin Grammys 2023 and the International Flamenco Day, a date that, although it is commemorated throughout the world, has a special relevance in Andalusia and its capital, Seville. And it is precisely the city of Seville that also attracts all attention today for being the headquarters for the great awards of the Latin Recording Academy that, for the first time in its 24 years of history, will be awarded outside the borders of the United States. .

Come on, if Seville always has a special color, we can say without breaking a sweat that this November 16, 2026, the city shines more than ever. But what does Rosalía have to do with all this? The answer is quite simple.

The best-known Spanish artist of the moment has always been passionate about flamenco. The Catalan was trained in flamenco art and her first steps in the musical world were closely linked to this cultural manifestation that is part of the Andalusian identity, so, as expected and following the lead given by journalist Teo Sánchez on Radio 3 just a few days ago, everything indicates that Rosalía will take the stage at the 2023 Latin Grammy Awards on International Flamenco Day 2023 from Seville to offer a true show based on this art in which, according to rumors spread in recent hours, there will be a large number of clappers and musicians armed with cajons and Spanish guitars. And what better tribute to flamenco on its International Day than an exhibition by Rosalía?

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November 16, a key date for flamenco

Since 2010, every November 16, Andalusia and much of Spain are flooded with the rhythms of flamenco to celebrate the International Day of this art in tribute to the date on which, in 2010, UNESCO included this cultural representation with its cradle in the regions of Andalusia, Murcia and Extremadura, in their Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, claiming that this art is capable of expressing a very wide range of “feelings and moods through sincere and expressive words.”

This year, in addition to the 24th Latin Grammys gala, Seville will vibrate especially to the rhythm of flamenco thanks to various activities organized by the city council and other cultural organizations such as the Andalusian Institute of Flamenco, which include several performances by relevant artists. of the genre at the Muelle de la Sal, the Alameda de Hércules and the Plaza de San Francisco, the show The Tree of Flamenco framed in the Santalucía Universal Music Week and the performance Zambomba Flamenca Lebrija a Compás that will take place at the Teatro Municipal Juan Bernabé from Seville at 8:30 p.m., two hours before the Latin Grammy Awards gala begins.

The Latin Grammy in Seville, a festival of music in Spanish

Manuel Carrasco at his concert in Valencia / photopress

In addition to Rosalía’s performance, the Latin Grammys 2023 will take the main artists and singers from the world Spanish music scene to Seville tonight. Well-known names from the industry such as Shakira, Sebastián Yatra, Manuel Carrasco, Pablo Alborán, Maluma, Alejandro Sanz, Camilo, María Becerra, Bizarrap, Feid, Kany García, Carin León, Christian will pass through the stage of the FIBES Congress Center Nodal and Rauw Alejandro, Borja, Natascha Falcão, GALE, Paola Guanche, Joaquina and León Leiden.


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