It was my first time to watch a flamenco show last night and it was amazing. I personally enjoy witnessing cultural art and performances from all over the world, so when I got to view a flamenco performance live last night I was astonished.
Thanks to Dona Elena, the leading brand of Mediterranean products in the country, I was invited to be a part of the exclusive Flamenco show by Origen, the Spanish dance group, at the Power Mac Spotlight in Circuit Makati.
From the soul-barring music to the intensifying dance moves, Filipino audiences were set to experience an authentic flamenco performance inspired by the music of Paco de Lucia, a Spanish virtuoso guitairst and composer.
One thing I enjoyed about the show was how the sound of the guitars, flute, foot works, claps, voices and cajon blended well together with the dances of flamenco dancers, Cristina Carrasco and Javier Serrano, that we were all entertained all throughout the show. Everybody gave Origen an standing ovation at the end if their performances.
In Origen, the old and deep sound of the flamenco guitar, in the hands of Alberto Marin is united onstage to the characteristic flamenco sound of the flamenco singers and to the fineness of the flute. The music of the show does not only sound, it speaks and lives.
Of course one of the highlights of the event were the delicious canapes served, all incorporated with Dona Elena products.
And they were all perfect partners of Dona Elena Sweet Red Wine.
My personal favorite was the Chorizo Pamplona Alioli, which tastes like pizza to me…
… followed by the Spanish Sardines Crostini. And by the way I don’t like eating sardines but this was so good I probably more than I should.
… then the Serrano Ham in Cream Cheese Toast and this other one that I was not able to get the name of.
Without a doubt, chefs and home cooks continue to choose Dona Elena Olive Oil and the other Dona Elena Mediterranean products to make healthy dishes more delicious.