Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 11:54
Rabat – Ascending to the heart, the lively legend of Luis de la Carrasca, the flamenco worldwide is a reference in its warm and sweet voice that celebrates "Cante jundo" and its flamenco with authentic authentic accents. One who was not born with a golden spoon in his mouth created an indisputable name and reputation in the middle thanks to unparalleled talent, genius, devotion and commitment.
This autodidact native from Huéscar (province of Granada – Spain), who grew up in this rural Andalusia, was very young passionate about this "Mundillo Flamenco". Following the gift of El Cante's ancestors, Luis de la Carrasca opposed the impossible and overcame the unsurprising victory in a field that he knew of a very strong competition.
Immortal Luis de la Carrasca, has won the heart with an authentic, deep, passionate flamenco that combines tradition and innovation, always in search of the magic of "Duende".
De la Carrasca is also a great humanist who devoted his entire life to promoting this art enrolled in UNESCO's Immaterial Cultural Heritage of Humanity, supporting young talents to preserve the cultural richness that reflects the soul from Spain.
My flamenco is my life. It's part of me, my being and my existence. Thanks to this art I managed to fight to survive and progress in life, "said Luis de la Carrasca, in an exclusive interview for MAP, on the margins of his participation at the 18th edition of the Festival. Mawazine-Rhythms of the World.
This art of ancestors is the meaning and mystery of my success and my whole life. Particularly flamboyant is my reference, a philosophy, a guide that illuminates my path, "he continued proudly.
"I am an autodidact, my family and my closest companion have helped me to learn the first alphabets of music. It is also my desire and inner passion that has enabled me to reach this stage and achieve my goals," he said, not without emotion.
"Flamenco is more than music, it's an open call and a call to spread the value of sharing, coexistence, common life, love and peace," he said. He said.
This great artist who promotes young talents, in this regard, emphasized that he was very open to any collaboration with other artists in promoting this music style around the world, especially with young people, and thus touched a wide audience.
Indeed, a flamenco mix, a complicated musical genre, and other contemporary styles, can attract more audiences. However, flamenco roots are still the most reliable and cleanest, he added.
About his relationship with Morocco, Luis de la Carrasca, welcomed the cultural richness of the Kingdom, pointing out that the rapprochement of Morocco and Spain encompasses all levels, including the musical plan. "We share the same musical meaning," he said.
The one who will attend the Avigon Festival in France for the 29th time, praised the "exceptional" organization of Mawazine, a great cultural and artistic event, saying he is ready to return to Morocco to meet with a tasteful public.
The singer, author, composer and director Luis de la Carrasca has long visited the globe of the Grenadine flamenco and shaved his shoulder to dancer Juan Ramirez. At that time he performed at the birthplace of the Balearic Islands (part of Ane Revert) and in the Alicante region until 1991 when he moved to France. That same year he participated in the first Avignon Festival in Théâtre du Balcon. From there everything is connected, going to "Flamenco Vivo" and at every festival of Off Avignon (from 1991 to 2018) creates and represents a new play.
His company has always been in constant evolution as he reveals, meets and surrounds himself with new artists and young French hopes, the sons of Spain or the Andalusian. Over time, his company became Vivo Flamenco Cie.
Luis de la Carrasca made Flamenco adaptations of classical and contemporary drama and composed music. In 1994, she plays in Alexandre Arcady's "Tell Me That". It is the origin of the Andalusian festival designed by the Alhambra Alliance, in Avignon and the department of Vaucluse.