Easter is synonym of tradition, devotion, passion… and music. Therefore, on Good Friday, one of the balconies of the Plaza Mayor will host five great flamenco singers who will perform a repertoire of saetas whilst four brotherhoods are out on procession through the capital’s historic quarter.
The annual Christian celebration has always had a special place in the Plaza Mayor, with beatifications, public executions or rampaging fires before being declared a Site of Public Interest in 1985.
To mark its 4th Centenary, Easter in Madrid has its space on one of the balconies of the Plaza Mayor in which five flamenco singers from three different generations will reveal the evolution and wealth of this flamenco art, whilst singing to the four brotherhoods, who will set off on procession from the Square on Good Friday.
Rafael Jiménez “Falo”, Sandra Carrasco, Juan Carrasco Soto “Juañares”, Naike Ponce and Juan José Amador “Perre” will perform a varied repertoire of flamenco saetas on the balconies of the Plaza Mayor on 14 April and in the Plaza de la Villa on 15 April, which will culminate in a newly created outstanding saeta chorus.
Several saetas will be offered to the square, which came about as popular songs to remember the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, which will culminate in an outstanding saeta chorus of new creation, commissioned for the occasion.