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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Concerts at “Flamenquería”

"Yesterday, we visited "Flamenquería" situated in Triana district, at the Castilla street, right on the very bank of the Gualadquivir river - a view of the other side of Seville strechtes from its windows. It is yet another place on the map of alternative flamenco in Seville.

Every Saturday, young artists who try to seek to break the anonymity and pave their way in the world of professional flamenco have the opportunity to perform on stage in the series of concerts entitled "Emerging Flamenco" and show the audience what they have inside.

Last evening, we were lucky as the show starred four artists: Eliza "La Morá", Diaa Eddin, Paz de Manuel, and Alberto López. It was their night. They were filled with art and desire to enjoy their performance themselves as well as to make us, the audience, enjoy it.

The recital started with Alberto's guitar solo por alegrías, with him demonstrating, as he always does, what a magnificent guitarist he is. Eliza was all elegance, delicacy and femininity in tientos-tangos. Paz combined her sensibility and vocal skills singing por granaínas. Then, Diaa closed the concert with an energetic sparkle, dynamic temperament, and rich feetwork in bulería por soleá. It was an exciting night. Congratulations to all four!"


José Luis Navarro

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Eliza La Morá - Imagination And Courage

"Last night we returned to La Caja Negra, a place that continues to offer its small tablao to young people who want to be someone in the world of flamenco. There were quite a few guiris. They seem to have a special sense of smell to find the best of what the English call "fringe flamenco". The dancer on stage was Eliza La Morá with Paz de Manuel singing, Alberto López on guitar and Diaa Eddin on palmas. 








Eliza is by no means an ordinary dancer. She is courageous, full of imagination and art. She danced two very unusual styles. Two dances that are not commonly taught in the academies: petenera and zambra finished por tangos. And she decorated them with artistry, originality and good taste. She filled the stage with images full of plasticity and beauty. The petenera, in addition, was completed with escobillas perfectly coupled with its music, done with cleanliness and precision.

And so, we are happy to see how these young artists continue to improve and enrich their dances. Congratulations and keep it up, Eliza!"


José Luis Navarro

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

This week at La Caja Negra

„On Monday, two Polish women took over the stage of La Caja Negra: Aniela La Galleta and Eliza La Morá.

On Monday, two Polish women took part: Aniela la Galleta and Eliza la Morá.

Aniela, with an unusual outfit (a white batista dress and some modest pololos), enjoyed and made us enjoy her performance of guajira made to her taste. Eliza la Morá (previously Miscior) returned to captivate us with alegrias. It was full of imagination and artistry. It is pleases us to see the progress that these young dancers make every month. They were accompanied by the voice of Rocío la Boterita, splendid in soléa, and Vahan's guitar.

(...) The authorities should take care of at least some of these young people who are undoubtedly the tomorrow of our art

Jose Luis Navarro


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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Singing Is What We Have Left

"Without a doubt, Flamenco is a universal art. It is because it awakens interest and nourishes joy on the five continents of this planet and because it has interpreters originating from each one of them. In Seville, the cradle of formal flamenco education, we witness every day young artists of various nationalities emerging. At the moment, only the singing saves itself from this artistic invasion. Of course, the language seems to be an insurmountable barrier. A seguiriya with a Bronx accent is still not understandable, but everything will end up changing.


All this relates to the last night's performance of Eliza Miscior, from Poland, Diaa Eddin, from Syria, and Kentaro and Kojiro, from Japan, at La Caja Negra. Paco Borrego Díaz, from Córdoba, was singing. The concert was ticketed and the audience filled up the place. Eliza and Diaa not only posses artistry, but also they have the power of attraction. (...)

The concert opened with Paco Borrego singing a cuplé por bulerías. We liked it. He has a very flamenco voice and knows what to do with it. Then, Eliza and Diaa showed up. She made a beautiful guajira adorning herself with a fan and with Diaa's palmas. You can notice, in her favour, Milagros Menjíbar's style imprinted in her dance. Then, they exchanged the papers, she went back and Diaa finished the dance por soleá - a magnificent ancient soleá from Triana that Paco Borrego sang for him.

The second part started with Kentaro and Kojiro playing rumbas. Eliza and Diaa went out together and danced together. They made a perfectly synchronized taranto, full of imagination and originality. With this dance, they finished captivating the audience that had already been attracted by their  art a long time ago. Congratulations to all!

But not it was now over yet. Without previous announcement, Raimundo Amador appeared on stage and began to play with his group. To witness these spontaneous artistic meetings is a luxury that, like the lottery, sometimes you can win at La Caja Negra


José Luis Navarro

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