Jerez de la Frontera – Cultural Center Antonio Chacón
Cultural Center Antonio Chacón
Cultural Center Antonio Chacon Information.
Named after one of the most renowned flamenco singers of the city, this is one of the most important flamenco peña clubs in Jerez and contains an extensive collection of photographs portraying flamenco performes.
The upper floor of the building hosts an exhibition of paintings, fruit of a flamenco painting competition organized here each year, and each June we are invited along to the prestigious Ciclo Chaconiano de Cante flamenco song season.
Located in the very heart of the historic centre of the city this is the ideal place to pause and get a true feeling of the flamenco experience.
Jerez is considered the cradle of flamenco art, highlighting a style that is genuinely Jerez like the ‘bulería’. City of great singing families. Proper names such as Lola Flores, José Mercé or Moraíto have taken flamenco from Jerez throughout the national and international geography.
In Jerez, flamenco art, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is felt in a very peculiar way, from the most flamenco neighborhoods that have seen the birth of great figures as in the day-to-day life of the city.
There is a very intimate relationship between flamenco and a city like Jerez, where numerous options are offered to enter this world, through the shows organized by tablaos, tabancos and flamenco clubs.
You just have to take a walk through the streets and squares of the mythical neighborhoods of San Miguel and Santiago to get carried away and understand how flamenco is lived in Jerez.
The city has the Chair of Flamencology and Andalusian Folk Studies, in the Andalusian Center of Flamenco, which is located in the Palacio de Pemartín, in the historic center of the city. Read more…