We are all aware of the fact that this is to do with granting a name and surname to Flamenco, already a World Heritage in it's own right.
However, it is true that it's one thing to be aware of this and another that it should be recognized and thus proclaimed to the World.
Many people I know, from many different origins and nationalities, have gone overboard celebrating this news with great enthusiasm (it's as if we'd just won another World Cup...)
I do not know whether our past Masters in Flamenco were ever asked about this question that has been such a subject of debate over these last 5 years. I imagine not and no need for it anyway. This recognition is dedicated to them, to those that made Flamenco exist and be possible today.
Bogotá November 17th, 2010.
The María Pagés Company is performing in Bogotá on the 18th, 10th, 20th and 21st November, in the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theater, in Bogotá (Columbia).