Mapa Flamenco de Madrid (2017)

Mapa Flamenco de Madrid is a geography of flamenco in Madrid through poem. It is often believed that Madrid does not have a proper history of flamenco, but no singer, guitarist, or dancer of flamenco has ever triumphed without having triumphed in Madrid. These poems are a homage to the ghosts of those triumphs in Madrid's neighborhoods.

These poems have been published in the second volume of the excellent Madrid-based literary journal fron//tera.

L-R: “Academia” (detail), by Tato Olivas; drawing by John Berger; “Sara Baras,” by Tato Olivas