Flamenco nominees for 2003 Latin Grammys
Wednesday July 23, 2003 Announced just yesterday, these are the nominees for the category of "Best Flamenco Album." One of them will be announced as the winner at the 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, set for September 3 at Miami's American Airlines Arena, which will be broadcast live by the CBS Television Network from 9–11pm EST.
Previous winners: Paris 87 by Camarón and Tomatito (2000), Ciudad de las Ideas by Vicente Amigo (2001) and Mis 70 Años Con El Cante by Antonio Núñez "El Chocolate" (2002).
Tuesday July 1, 2003 Here's a list of flamenco-related events for July, August and September summarized for your convenience:
Here's the latest schedule of weekly tablao shows
When you call these places, don't forget to mention that you heard about it on the DC Flamenco website. Thanks and have a great summer! Discuss this topic on the message board.
Flamenco Discussion Groups
Wednesday June 11, 2003 A few years ago, the Flamenco-world.com website announced:
"...the Forum has been canceled...the use made of this space by 'forum-goers' has been more harmful than beneficial to the development of this art. Insults, discredit and a lack of respect - sheltered in anonymity - have become common at this place initially conceived for the free exchange of ideas."
The Forum mentioned above was a very popular message board for flamencos from all over the world to get together and talk about anything and everything related to flamenco. It was a good place while it lasted. Fortunately, my friend Dimitri Stamatis, an active Flamenco-World forum participant at the time, started his own website, Flamenco-Teacher.com, with its own forum. When Flamenco-World shut down its forum, many participants (primarily guitarists) migrated to Dimitri's.
Four years later, Dimitri found it necessary to shut down his forum for the very same reasons that Flamenco-World did. It's unfortunate, but I'm not too surprised. Kudos to Dimitri who did a fine job keeping the forum going for as long as it lasted. But this life cycle seems to be inherent to online flamenco discussion groups.
I was part of a flamenco listserv (email discussion group) way back in 1995 that was shut down and restarted by new administrators several times. Today it has evolved into two discussion groups which currently reside in the YahooGroups service: FlamencoDisc and Flamenco-Fenix. Some of the same people I knew from the 1995 discussion group are still actively participating today. Discuss this topic on the message board.
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