April 17, 2015: The Foundation is hosting an upcoming conference on the history and scope of the fandango. Emerging from the Atlantic slave trade with its cataclysmic remaking of the Western world, the fandango was born in the ports of Cádiz, Veracruz, Sao Paolo and Havana, and proliferated throughout Europe and the Americas. Widely dispersed in terms of geography, class, and cultural reference, the fandango’s many faces reflect a diversity of exchange across what was once the Spanish Empire.
The coincidence of the Centenary of Granados’ death in 2016 and the 150th Anniversary of his birth in 2017 provides a unique opportunity to re-discover and re-evaluate the important contributions of Enrique Granados to the musical world and to highlight the ties between his native Catalunya and the city of New York. An international committee is now actively working to organize and coordinate events commemorating the Granados Centenary around the world, including Walter A. Clark, Miriam Perandones Lozando, John Watson Milton, Mary Ann Newman, Mònica Pagès, Antoni Piza, Douglas Riva, and Anna Tonna.