A fascinating nine-minute interview from the Cheltenham Festivals website about the flamenco project Dave Holland is bringing to Cheltenham.
Dave Holland talks to Tony Dudley-Evans about:
the origins of this project with Pepe Habichuela in a commission from Seville…the spiritual / cultural significance of flamenco…. how they preserve the Flamenco identity/ why it is not a fusion project….. what Pepe’s nickname means …..how they give variety in the programme…. the complexity of Flamenco rhythmic forms.
What festivals , and Cheltenham in particular, achieve: “the festival spirit- it brings people together…people can see the expanse of the music, a lot of different approaches and new experiences.”