The Foundation for Iberian Music
Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Flamenco in the U.S:
from the Modernist Vanguard through the 21st Century
An international conference presented in conjunction with the New York Flamenco Festival, 2019. For the latest program updates, visit the conference homepage
Talks are open to the general public and admission is free.
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or telephone: +1 (212) 817-1819
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How has flamenco on U.S. stages reflected back upon and contributed to the development of flamenco in Spain? From “La Carmencita,” painted by John Singer Sargent and filmed by Thomas Edison in 1890s New York, to Carmen Amaya, a Roma flamenco dancer who at the height of WWII became an international star, to the gender- and genre-bending experiments of Israel Galván, Niño de Elche, and Rocío Molina, to the feminist reinterpretations of tradition by Rocío Marquez, U.S. audiences and artists have exerted a gravitational pull on flamenco’s development. Come join cantaora
Rocío Marquez, legendary jazz-flamenco pianist Chano Dominguez, and a distinguished cadre of flamenco scholars, artists, and producers for a series of pre-concert conversations exploring how blackface minstrelsy, the Harlem Renaissance, the anti-war movement, and jazz have all left an imprint on flamenco today.
Following the symposium, we will be screening two documentary films, FlameNYCo
and Ode to Fazil's
, downstairs on the C-level. For more information and to reserve seats, visit the event registration page
Ninotchka Bennahum (University of California Santa Barbara)
Lynn Brooks (Franklin & Marshall College)
Alfonso Cid, flamenco singer
Michelle Clayton (Brown University)
Alex Conde, flamenco-jazz pianist
Sybil Cooksey (New York University)
Chano Domínguez, renowned flamenco-jazz pianist
K. Meira Goldberg (Fashion Institute of Technology, The Graduate Center)
Michelle Heffner Hayes (University of Kansas)
Sandie Holguín (University of Oklahoma)
Peter Manuel (The Graduate Center)
Miguel Marín, Founder and Director of Flamenco Festival
Rocío Márquez, flamenco singer
Kiko Mora (Universidad de Alicante)
Antoni Pizà (The Graduate Center)
David Roldán Eugenio (Rutgers University)
Daniel Valtueña (The Graduate Center)
Eva Woods Peiró (Vassar College)
9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.