“10 Flamenco Artists You Can’t Miss in 2024”
The flamenco scene lights up with figures who not only respect tradition but also reinvent it. Here are 10 artists you can’t miss in 2024.
- Mercedes de Córdoba
Born in the city that bears her name, she stands out for her unique fusion of tradition and modernity. Rooted in flamenco blood, her art has left an indelible mark on the scene, recognized for her fresh and contemporary style. Her ability to convey passion through dance places her as a prominent figure in the world of flamenco.
- Águeda Saavedra
A prodigy of flamenco, she started her career at the age of 3 and stood out by winning the “1st PRIZE OF TABLAO VILLARROSA.” She has been part of prestigious companies such as those of Daniel Doña and Manuel Liñán. Her versatility led her to be a soloist in the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, receiving awards for her performance in “Sí, quiero.” As a teacher and guest artist at festivals, she has solidified her impact on the flamenco scene.
- Miguel Pérez
Born in Seville, Miguel, a virtuoso flamenco guitarist since the age of eight, has conquered the national and international scene, winning the Nîmes Solo Guitar Award. His skill has led him to collaborate with renowned companies and artists such as Yaelisa and Pastora Galván. Additionally, he has shared his experience as a teacher at international events and at the academies of Matilde Coral and Manuel Betanzos. His album “Con-trastes” reflects his mastery, with collaborations from renowned artists like Carlos “El Canario” and Emilio Florido.
- Marina Valiente
Born in Seville into an artistic family, she immersed herself in flamenco at the age of 3 under the guidance of her parents, dance teachers. Despite a brief period as a model, her passion brought her back to flamenco, exploring with various masters. She fuses her love for flamenco, soul, and r&b, standing out as one of the most creative and personal artists in contemporary flamenco dance. With performances and masterclasses worldwide, she has left her mark on international stages.
- Pepe de Pura
Flamenco singer born and raised in a flamenco environment in Seville, he has emerged as a prominent figure in cante flamenco. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with renowned artists such as Farruco, Mario Maya, and Manuela Carrasco, sharing the stage with flamenco dancers like Israel Galván and Antonio Canales. He has been an essential part of prestigious companies, including that of Eva “La Yerbabuena,” and currently performs in tours and prestigious tablaos, in addition to contributing to Vicente Amigo’s latest album..
- Eugenio Iglesias
This Sevillian guitarist forged his skill with masters like Mario Escudero and Julio Rodríguez, standing out by learning to play in the street and collaborating with colleagues like the talented Miguel Pérez. Throughout his career, he has accompanied renowned flamenco dancers such as Farruco, Cristina Hoyos, and Antonio Canales, as well as prominent flamenco singers like La Susi and Remedios Amaya. Currently, he tours with artists like Argentina, Toñi Fernández, and Regina García.
- Rafael Campallo
Starting his training at eleven with José Galván and Manolo Marín, this outstanding dancer established himself from the age of sixteen, performing solo and as a guest in Spain and Japan. His consecration came with participations in notable shows and his incorporation into the Compañía Andaluza de Danza directed by Mario Maya. A standout artist in festivals and recognized tablaos, his relevance in the flamenco scene is undeniable.
- Rubio de Pruna
Antonio Flores Cortés began his career in cante from a young age, standing out in Gypsy celebrations and flamenco gatherings. After moving to Seville in 2006, he gained recognition at the Tertulia de Casa Badia and participated in events such as the Circuit de Peñas de Guardias. He has collaborated with artists like Manuela Carrasco, the Farruco family, Sara Baras, and Paco de Lucía.
- Antonio “El Pulga”
Gypsy cantaor born in Chiclana de la Frontera, he comes from a family of artists, being the nephew of Cantaor Rancapino and Orillo del Puerto. From a young age, he was inspired by figures like Chocolate and Fosforito. He joined the Flamenca Company of Charo Cruz and has performed both as a soloist and accompanying great artists in theaters and festivals across Europe, America, and Asia. He stands out as a composer, with notable songs like “El Alfarero.” Focused on cante recitals in flamenco peñas and with an upcoming album in development, he has presented his show “La Poesía del Flamenco.”
- Juan de la María
Juan, a cantaor from the Jerez neighborhood of La Asunción, has developed in the festive environment alongside figures like Capullo de Jerez and Fernando Terremoto. His presence in notable flamenco gatherings like La Bulería and Chacón has consolidated him in the professional flamenco scene. Additionally, he has accompanied prominent flamenco dancers such as Concha Vargas and Joaquín Grilo. His participation in the Summer Courses in Sanlúcar, under the tutelage of Gerardo Núñez, reflects his commitment to the flamenco art.
We know that in 2024, these artists will leave an indelible mark on the history of flamenco, carrying with them the essence of an art that continues to evolve and resonate worldwide.
Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of their performances and discover the soul of contemporary flamenco by visiting our tablao. They all visit us regularly.”