What an incredible experience! The people at Cerro de Andevalo and the beautiful environmentally friendly boutique hotel Narayana Casa Camilo laid on an extraordinary night. This traditional flamenco from the area – from Huelva, Cerro, and the neighbourhood (I’ll write about it in print publications but included ‘fandango a losneros y cerrenos’) was the kind of music that reaches into your heart and guts, twisting them (in the way so tritely described as visceral) whilst delivering feelings of angst and joy in the way only really really good flamenco can do.
It was so good that at times the combination of music, location and atmosphere had me entranced to the point of paralysis and i found myself standing, camera poised but doing nothing, having forgotten to take photos at all.
Mari Luz, one of the owners, says that there is music here every night. The culture of flamenco is so bound up with the area that it’s unavoidable, but this intimate performance in the beautiful shrine of Trinidad, just a short walk from the hotel, was very special.