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Carmen Linares opens her latest work in Alicante, based on poems by Miguel Hernández

Alicante, 11 January 2011

As a tribute to Bernicola and Morente

The singer Carmen Linares opens in Alicante her latest show entitled Oasis abierto. Miguel Hernandez flamenco. The national release will take place next Thursday, January, 13th at 20.30 pm, at the Teatro Principal in Alicante. The show, sponsored by the University of Alicante’s Office of the Vice President for Extracurricular Activities and the Foundation Manuel Peláez Castillo, is a tribute to the UA lecturer, José Antonio Martínez Bernicola and to the singer Enrique Morente, who has recently died.

In the show -with the cooperation of the City of Alicante and the Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo- converge poetry, history, light, images and music on a stage together for the flamenco. An artistic proposal that crosses the traditional image of the poet in order to bet on the foundations of poetry: the affirmation of life. That "live flamenco" is what Carmen Linares shows in this tribute to the Hernandian poetry, "projecting his verses towards the contemporary scope, towards us", as they explain. This oasis is musically meant as a contemporary flamenco scene bet that encompasses the flow of flamenco roots, drinks from folk and popular music and splashes with a contemporary musical aspect.

Added to the perfomance of the singer, we find the percussion of Tino Di Geraldo, the guitar of Salvador Gutiérrez, the piano of Paul Smith, the jangling sounds of Tomasito and the compositions of the singer Luis Pastor. The stage direction is designed and coordinated by Emilio Hernández, theatre director who joins the artistic cast by contributing with his stage experience. This multiplicity of elements gives us a global  approach which brings closer this picture and the word of a poet who always walked to and  from the audience.

Tickets are available at theatre box office and Principal in Alicante.

Limited Dress Rehearsal Passes to the university community

Given the close collaboration of the singer Carmen Linares with the University of Alicante, with which she has participated in countless times, be it in tribute events  and lecture series on flamenco, the singer and Cabofaro Productions invite the university community to a reduced prior stage performance coinciding with the rehearsal of "Oasis Open. Miguel Hernandez Flamenco "tomorrow, Wednesday, January 12 at the Teatro Principal in Alicante at 19:30

For thirty minutes, forty university members will have the unique opportunity to view the artistic process of a stage creation with all the musicians on stage and talk to Carmen. A meeting place for fans of flamenco, poetry and those who want to know how it works inside a musical production.  

The members of the University of Alicante interested in attending the event should enter the show website www.oasisabierto.comand send an email to, by indicating name and surname, the studies taken or membership with the University of Alicante.

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