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London Craft Week: The Spanish Castanets

10 May 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Embassy of Spain



Family company Castañuelas del Sur demonstrates castanet-making at the Embassy of Spain. Accompanied by a performance by flamenco artist and choreographer Elisa Pérez-Saponi de Worthington and guitarist Ramón Ruiz.

Castañuelas del Sur was established in Seville in the 1980s by brothers Jose & Juan Vela. Today, the knowledge and craft has been passed on to two of their granddaughters, Mamen & Laura, who will be showing the audience the process of making castanets to guarantee the most authentic sound.

Joining them will be Elisa Pérez Saponi de Worthington, an experienced castanet player whose talent has taken her around stages around the world, alongside Ramón Ruiz, leading flamenco guitarrist based in London, fusing musical influences from around the world to ensure that the craft .


Embassy of Spain
39 Chesham Place
London, SW1X8SB United Kingdom
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