“Flamenco is a fragile art. It exists on the verges of society, just as the Gypsies once existed in the same way.” So opens the recently completed documentary “Kumpania” by Katina Dunn, a story of the passionate dancers, singers, musicians, and producers who pursue flamenco in Los Angeles as a labor of love and often struggle to find an audience.
But the gripping film, as well as last weekend’s Los Angeles International Flamenco Festival, are bringing this talented community out of the shadows. In fact, LA is emerging as one of the powerful satellites of flamenco around the world. Read more in my article in the Los Angeles Times!
Pictured: flamenco guitarist Vicente Amigo and his bandmates, who I got to see at the festival last weekend! Vale!