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Dave Holland , flamenco and Cheltenham

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.”

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