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The saeta takes over Holy Week in Madrid and its balconies on Good Friday

The saeta takes over Holy Week in Madrid and its balconies on Good Friday

The flamenco saetas will resonate from today in the streets of the capital as part of the cultural programming organized by the Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports on the occasion of Holy Week. Madrilenians and visitors will be able to enjoy the art of great singers who sing this flamenco style so typical of this festivity and which will be offered from the balconies of some of the most unique buildings in the capital as different processions pass by.

The balconies chosen are that of the Real Casa de Correos (Puerta del Sol, 7), that of the Casino de Madrid (Calle de Alcalá, 15) and Casa de la Villa (Plaza de la Villa). All of them belong to historic buildings that are the cultural heritage of the city, adding to the moment of the arrows a magical moment where passion, art and history merge in a perfect symbiosis.

Today, Good Friday, from the balcony of the Madrid Casino, the singer Lucía Beltrán will dedicate a saeta to the meeting of the Virgin of Soledad and Jesus of Medinaceli (9:30 p.m.). Lucía Beltrán began singing when she was only eight years old in Trigueros (Huelva), her hometown. At 19 years old, this young singer is captivating great experts and critics. She has collaborated in important festivals such as Arles (France), the XIV Flamenco Festival of Cerro de San Juan de Coria or the Rumbo al Mar Flamenco Festival, in Punta Umbría. Currently, with her show Un paso por el cante, she takes a tour of the most interesting styles of flamenco.

That same day, from the balcony of the Plaza de la Villa, El Perrete will sing to meet the Seven Sorrows and the Christ of the Halberdiers (8:45 p.m.). Francisco Escudero, El Perrete, combines a prodigious syrupy voice with an immense fondness and love for flamenco art. He has toured and expressed his art in numerous tablaos, from Casa Patas to Corral de la Morería, and has an important record with the National Flamenco Art Prize of Córdoba (2019) and double awards for Tarantas, Cantes Mineros, Malagueñas, Soleares and Tangos at Las Minas Flamenco Cante Festival (2017 and 2018).

It will not be until tomorrow, Holy Saturday, when Pura Navarro, also from the balcony of the Plaza de la Villa, will perform a recital to the passage of the Virgen de la Soledad and the Reclining Christ (6:30 p.m.). Navarro began his studies in flamenco singing at the Cristina Heeren Foundation in Seville and has trained with teachers such as José de la Tomasa, Julián Estrada, Virginia Gámez and Jeromo Segura. She has worked in flamenco tablaos in Seville and Huelva and has accompanied dancers and guitarists on their tours such as the one carried out by Niño de Pura in Italy and the US. Currently, she works at the Cristina Heeren Foundation as a teacher and is pursuing a higher degree in flamenco singing at the Rafael Orozco Superior Conservatory of Music of Córdoba.