Homenaje a Carpeta y Farruca

Carpeta y Pedro "El Granaino"

El Sfgate publica un precioso artículo que homenajea como pocos el paso de Farruca y Carpeta por los Estados Unidos, en particular por la Costa Oeste y el Bay Area Flamenco Festival.

El artículo habla de cómo el flamenco es un modo de vida para los Farrucos. Manuel “El Carpeta” explica su sobrenombre:

“I am the keeper of the history of my family,” he says, “I remember the details of the oral tradition of my family, the things that have been passed down from my brothers, my grandfather, my mother. I hold on to all of that like an archive.

 

Farruca se lamenta del pseudoflamenco descafeinado que inunda hoy día los escenarios:

Now I’m discouraged, because looking at dance scene, there’s so much going on that people call flamenco that’s really something else. They use the name to market it and because there’s a big audience for it, but really it has nothing to do with flamenco.

 

y admite que, en definitiva, el flamenco parte del corazón.

Si sabes inglés, lee el artículo: Merece la pena.

El Carpeta pone EEUU a sus pies

…y así lo cuenta el New York Times:

Carpeta y Farruca (foto del NYT)

He earned the applause. In “Siguiriya” his footwork was uncommonly fast, embroidering an already rapid roll with triplets. He attacked his steps with brio, raising his legs high to cross them with diagonal force, nearly throwing himself off balance. The way he pumped his arms at chest level made me wonder if his file folder included some hip-hop.