Paco del Pozo makes his Miami debut at the Festival. He is a devoted student of the Cante Jondo, or deep song of flamenco, a master of all the flamenco styles. Ismael de la Rosa is pure gypsy, and his singing style is steeped in the heritage of his ancestors. His voice is earthy, passionate, with a refined sensibility, leaving a memorable mark on all who listen to him sing. Ismael was recently in Miami performing at Gala Flamenco, as part of Flamenco Festival USA/Miami 2014 at the Adrienne Arsht Opera house. This will be the first time Ismael performs with Siempre Flamenco at the Festival of Flamenco Song. Festival favorite Javier Heredia, returns for the third time. Javier is a Festero, which is a rare character in flamenco one who dances, sings, and gets the excitement flowing.
This years program will be complemented with a strong offering of dance. Guest artist Jose Barrios returns to the festival for the second time. Jose is principal dancer and choreographer of the Maria Pages Flamenco Dance Company. Siempre Flamenco’s artistic director Celia Fonta will also premiere a new choreography for the festival using the famous Manton de Manila (large flamenco shawl) in the Solea style. To bring it all together, the festival features three great flamenco guitarists, all from Spain, Paco Fonta (Jaen), Jose Luis Rodriguez (Huelva), and Jose Cortes (Cadiz).