Tony Gatlif, 1993, 103 min., Family
Enjoy a lively three-day weekend of contemporary and classical flamenco when the Aga Khan Museum auditorium becomes the venue for our third annual international Flamenco Festival. Through performances and film, experience the soulful expression and contagious energy of emerging and established, local and international flamenco artists.
Follow the dramatic migration of the Romany people from northern India to Spain in this watershed ethnographic documentary. Narrated by musicians and dancers, the film takes viewers from India through Egypt and on to Romania, Slovakia, and France, with stops in Hungary and Spain. Meanwhile, on the soundtrack, the sitar and tabla give way to the acoustic guitar and accordion. As Latcho Drom (“safe journey”) so evocatively shows, no matter the location or the instrument, the melodies retain their core spirit.
For $100 ($90 for Friends), enjoy all three events plus complimentary Museum admission and a three-day parking pass.
Symbiosis with Adrián Santana
Friday, October 20, 8 pm
Corazón de Granada: Flamenco Joven y Jondo with Pablo Giménez
Sunday, October 22, 4 pm
Tony Gatlif is a French film director of Romany descent who works as a screenwriter, composer, actor, and producer. Born in Algeria, he has made several feature films with autobiographical themes about cultures bound by music and dance.
Supported by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain
Photo courtesy of KG Productions
$12, $10 Friends
$100 Festival Pass, $90 Friends
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