Flamenco Abierto Nights
After a well-earned post-summer break, Flamenco Abierto kicks off its winter cycle again in November.
Which means that if you’re in the Axarquia and want to catch some of the very best flamenco to be seen for many a long mile, then Velez-Malaga’s the place to be.
What: Flamenco Abierto nights in Velez.
Where: Peña Flamenca Niño de Vélez, Calle Tejeda, 10, Velez-Malaga (Google map)
- Friday – and some Saturday nights – in November and early December.
- Performances start at 21.30 (with doors opening at 20.00).
November & December schedule:
- Friday 24th November: Zambomba – SOLD OUT
- Saturday 25th November: Zambomba – LAST TICKETS AVAILABLE
- Friday 1st December: Zambomba
- Saturday 2nd December: Zambomba
How much? €15
Reservations: To book your tickets online go to Entradium.com. Or call +34 606 510 329.
Get festive Andalucian style: With it being the winter cycle, look out for Zambombas. These are only played during the Christmas period and are traditional flamenco Christmas songs.
We’ll see you there.
More About Flamenco Abierto
If you’ve never been to a Flamenco Abierto night what should you expect? The very highest quality flamenco dance, song and guitar work – that’s a given. But it’s much more than that.
What makes it so special – bordering on the unique – is the format. It’s not ‘for the tourists’ – it’s not even really a ‘show’ in the conventional sense of the word. There’s no stage, for starters. The seats are tightly grouped around the artists. So you’re right there, in the midst of the performance. And as a result, you can see every sinew strain, every bead of sweat, every neck bulge and every string reverberate. You, the audience, are a part of it.
It’s a visceral experience. Passionate, joyful, exciting, deeply moving – it’s impossible to come away unaffected.
To find out more about specific nights, head over to Flamencoabierto.com.
Coming to Velez for the flamenco and looking to make a night of it? Check out our pick of the town’s top places to eat.
And if you’re coming from outside town, here’s a handy guide to where to park.