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John O.

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Festival de Córdoba Guitarra 2008 

Anyone know when it'll approximately be next year? I found the date 04.07.-18.07. but are the guitar courses really so long???

I'd like to plan ahead...

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henrym3483

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RE: Festival de Córdoba Guitarra 2008 (in reply to John O.

heh john you going to sanlucar again?
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John O.

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RE: Festival de Córdoba Guitarra 2008 (in reply to henrym3483

Not sure yet. My wife is really set on a vacation in Italy next year and by then will have had a hell of a season behind her. She's a theater make-up artist and only gets vacation once a year in July, the whole rest of the year is flexible 9am-11pm 7 days a week, she's of course expected to be the flexible one, split shifts and all ...

Depends. If I have to choose Spain or Italy, I'll go with Italy next year. I'd also like to try the course in Córdoba as well, though. All up in the air at the moment.

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hassurbanipal

 

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RE: Festival de Córdoba Guitarra 2008 (in reply to John O.

Hey john,
no the courses aren't as long as the whole festival. what I remember of last year was a three or four day course of manolo franco teaching how to accompagny cante and a somewhat longer course from manolo sanluvar.
of course there are also classical courses like the one from roland dyens, so you can spend the whole period learning all sorts of things.....

I'm also interested in going but you have to bequick when it appears because there full before you know it, they only admit a certain amount of student wich is normal ofcourse

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flamencoguru

 

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RE: Festival de Córdoba Guitarra 2008 (in reply to John O.

Hello John,

I've been to the Cordoba Guitar Festival quite a few times. It is a two week festival with different master classes during the two week period. The one that Manolo Sanlucar gives runs 7 days. He co-teaches it with Manolo Franco, Jose Antonio Rodriguez and Paco Serrano (who does the beginning levels). The last two years I've done the Acompañamiento al Cante with Manolo Franco. I really enjoyed that one. I don't know if I'll do it again this coming summer. Mainly because the American dollar has completely taken a dump against the Euro. Don't be surprised if you see me in Spain next year opening canned tuna fish that I've brought with me from the States.

It's quite different from the Gerardo course in Sanlucar. It doesn't have as much of an international crowd. Mostly Spaniards go. There are quite a few foreigners but not as many as in Sanlucar. Carlos Becerra (Diego de el Gastor style) was telling me in Sanlucar that he felt like the foreigner. Ha! Ha!

Another great thing about the Festival is all of the wonderful concerts during the two week period. All the concerts are free with the enrollment, except for the concerts in the Gran Teatro, which are a 50% discount. I saw Michel Camilo and Tomatito for € 7. I had front row. I saw Paco De Lucia for free last year. I really think its a bargain.

The hotels are very affordable in Cordoba. Carlos and I stayed at this one hostel for €20/night. It was a private room (Carlos and I both had our own rooms.) with A/C, private bath, TV, telephone, and breakfast included. It was literally a 3 minute walk from where the courses were and right next to the Mezquita de Cordoba.

Let me know if you have any questions that I can answer.

BTW, Here is the website to the Festival. www.guitarracordoba.com . They will update it around February or March. You can also write them. The ladie who runs the site and helps with the festival, lived in Australia for quite a few years so her English is very good if you're worried about not being able to write them. Her name is Lola.

Un saludo, Errol

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