JOSE ENRIQUE MORENTE: ‘Why Would Someone Come to Flamenco Show? Because It’s Worth It.’

Author(s):Olja Ljubišić

Jose Enrique Morente is a flamenco musician from Granada performing in Dubrovnik for the first time within Orsula Festival on Saturday, 5 July. Dubrovnik Daily had a quick chat about growing up in famous flamenco family, performance in Dubrovnik and future projects. 

Orsula Festival brings flamenco to Dubrovnik directy from the heart of Andalusia, Spain. The stage at Orsula Park will host musician Jose Enrique Morente and dancer Irene Rueda on Saturday night.

Jose Enrique Morente is part of one of the greatest flamenco family from Granada. His father, Enrique Morente redifined flamenco singing and became one of the most influential contemporary flamenco artists and his mother Aurora Carbonell was a dancer. Both Jose and his sister Estrella took after their father and became flamenco singers. Dubrovnik Daily had a quick chat about growing up in famous flamenco family, performance in Dubrovnik and future. 

Your family is well known flamenco dynasty. Could you briefly tell us how was to grow up in such environment and how did your parents awaken the love for flamenco?

Growing up in my family was normal, but very flamenco. The art was always intertwined in our home and since we were little, they though us to love both.

How would you describe flamenco to someone who has never heard it before?

I'd tell them it's worth it. That flamenco is music with great strength and energy.

You have been performing around the world but this is your first time in Dubrovnik. What do you expect from the audience?

I'm coming to Dubrovnik with great enthusiasm eager to see what will happen there. Hopefully, the people will like the show as much as I do.

You are about to release your first record. What are your plans for the future?

Well, my plans are to learn little bit more every single day, to work hard so that with time I'll have beautiful and influential projects.

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