… that Paco de Lucía spent the last few years of his life living between Mexico and Mallorca?
Did you know that the singers La Niña de los Peines and Tomás Pavón were siblings?
Did you know that Israel Galván and Pastora Galván are siblings?
Did you know that Pastora Pavón has not recognised her husband, Pepe Pinto at the end of her life due to her illness?
Did you know that the guest artist in the dancer Sara Baras’ shows is always the same, José Serrano, because he is her husband?
Did you know that the father of singer María Terremoto, the singer Fernando Terremoto died at the age of 40, and his father, also singer Terremoto de Jerez died at the age of 47?
Did you know that the National Dance Award winner, Rubén Olmo and former dancer of the Ballet Nacional de Andalucía, Eduardo Leal are a couple?
Did you know that the pianist Dorantes is the nephew of the singer El Lebrijano?
Did you know that singer Rocío Márquez and viola player Fahmi Alqhai, who recently published an album together, are neighbours?
Krisztián Nyáry has become famous in Hungary within a few months in 2012, when he started publishing to his friends on Facebook short stories about the personal life of famous Hungarian poets and writers. His stories became so popular, that a publisher offered him to publish the stories in a book. One book followed another, and today he is the author of six books about famous Hungarians and their life stories. The intention of bringing closer to us the already well known figures of literature, fine arts and Hungarian history is utterly brilliant, and I am a devoted fan of Krisztián. I truly respect his idea and all the work and research he has done to help us understand better the people we tirelessly learn about in school.
My intention is similar. Bringing closer to everyone the flamenco artists and the art of flamenco by sharing stories, interesting facts, upcoming events and my experience and opinion.
I have started this blog in 2018 to share my flamenco love with the world and if time allows, I would like to continue in 2019 too. So if you did not know some or any of the above things, I invite you to join me on this journey throughout the world of flamenco in this coming year. Let’s get 2019 started!