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Flamenco en Barcelona: el equipo Tablao de Carmen

Who is behind this beautiful flamenco establishment of Barcelona?

The team at The Tablao de Carmen: A group of professionals who are dedicated in body and soul to flamenco. Would you like to know who we are? Look at the photo and we’ll tell you! From left to right: Mimo Agüero, the director of the tablao, “la Jenny” in the red t-shirt, dancer. Standing […]

What are “Villancicos”? Spanish Christmas songs

What are “Villancicos”?

Pero mira cómo beben los peces en el río, Pero mira cómo beben por ver al Dios nacido But look how the fish drink in the river, But look how they drink for seeing the birth of God Christmas is approaching and we wish to discuss one of the most jolly, familiar and emotive musical […]

Why visit the Poble Espanyol?

The Poble Espanyol (Spanish village) could be said to be one of the first theme parks in the world, the Disneyland before Disneyworld, exceeding the North American attraction in city planning, historic and architectural rigour. In fact, Michael Eisner, the president of Walt Disney from 1984 to 2005 confirmed that the Poble Espanyol inspired the […]

Magic fountains of Montjuic

The Magic Fountain and the Poble Espanyol of Barcelona

“The two biggest achievements of the International Exhibition of 1929 were the Magic Fountain and the `Pueblo Español´ (the Spanish village). Before the start of its construction, nobody imagined that a simple fountain could be so enchanting. But to this day, the fountain maintains its capacity to stir the waters of one’s imagination. This speaks […]

What does one come to see at the Tablao de Carmen?

CARMEN’S BLOG by EVA BLANCH Many customers come to the Tablao de Carmen not having a clear idea of what it is they are going to see. They expect a show with a story, a beginning that develops to a climax and leads to an ending. They imagine that all of this will be accompanied […]

Juaneke on the Tablao de Carmen's blog

Juaneke on Carmen’s blog by Eva Blanch

This article is the beginning of a collaboration between the writer and photographer, Eva Blanch, and Mimo Agüero and the Tablao de Carmen. A blog that hopes to bring flamenco closer not only to the curious tourist or sensitive outsider, but also to those more familiar with flamenco who do not feel themselves understood. A […]

The 6 Things One Must Know About Carmen Amaya Before Coming to the Tablao de Carmen

El Tablao de Carmen, in the Poble Espanyol de Barcelona, offers the most genuine flamenco. A sort of flamenco that can only come from the legacy of Catalonia’s incomparable artist, the gypsy dancer and singer, Carmen Amaya. While many parts of her life are shrouded in mystery, Carmen’s biography is full of fascinating elements that […]

Flamenco passion to welcome the new year

Barcelona is a city with never-ending parties… and the last night of the year is no exception! For those of you who are here in December or for locals who want a different New Year’s Eve with a traditional touch, what could be better than an excellent dinner in a wonderful place, surrounded by their […]

AKANA: The history of the Gypsy people in a play

Akana, meaning ‘now’ in Romani, the gypsy language, is a play that tells the story of the gypsy people. It’s a neighbourhood project that will premiere at a well-known theatre festival, el Festival del Grec 2018 . The first showing of Akana, however, occurred on the 21st of January 2018 in the Sant Martí Auditorium. […]

¿Flamingo o Flamenco?

FLAMINGO OR FLAMENCO?

Two words, two languages and two spellings. An art form and a bird. It cannot be helped that many English speakers get it wrong when trying to pronounce a Spanish word, especially if said word refers to or describes something that does not even exists in Anglo-Saxon culture. “Flamingo” and “Flamenco” seem to get confused […]

The events of Tablao de Carmen during Summer 2017

This past summer was special. Three events were put together by Tablao de Carmen to impact the summer season in three different cities: Santander, Bagur and Pals. The soul of the Tablao de Carmen, its current artistic cast and our approach left our premises to the open air and away from Barcelona. PART 1: SANTANDER […]