An article from the SF Chronicle about the flamenco scene in the SF Bay Area and where they go for inspiration.
Flamenco at the Crossroads
How the Bay Area scene found its roots
Friday, February 22, 2008
About an hour south of Sevilla in a rural Spanish pueblo called Morón de la Frontera are the remains of a Moorish citadel, a cathedral and a rather gawky monument to a gamecock. Little else there attracts outsiders, unless you happen to be a fan of traditional Gypsy flamenco. For nearly five decades, Morón has been a flamenco mecca for a group of devoted Northern California performers and aficionados, whose musical pilgrimage has helped establish the Bay Area as one of the most active flamenco scenes outside of Spain, and, in turn, helped disseminate one of the art form's most original guitar styles, toque de Morón.