06 May Arte Flamenco: Mont de Marsans Festival
Arte Flamenco Festival aims to be faithful to the tradition of “pure” flamenco while exploring the ways of modernity.
Created in 1989 by the Landes Department on the initiative of Henri Emmanuelli, Arte Flamenco is the largest flamenco festival outside of Spain’s borders. It takes place in Mont-de-Marsan, in July.
The Arte Flamenco festival aims to be faithful to the tradition of “pure” flamenco while exploring the ways of modernity. Its uniqueness lies in its double identity: On one hand, an international reach through the choice of the main Spanish artists, the strong links with Andalusia or the attractiveness of the festival beyond borders. On the other hand, a local and authentic anchorage.
Its objective is to transmit, promote flamenco and develop different artistic proposals: dance, music, songs, visual arts and literature.
The festival highlights the desire of the Landes Departmental Council to support creation and promote culture as a factor in the attractiveness of the territory.